Elan Playmaker 101 Skis 2024 Review

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Elan Playmaker 101 ski review

The Lowdown

The 2024 Elan Playmaker 101 blends the performance of a freeride ski with a freestyle twin. With a 101 waist, this ski is versatile and able to crush any condition or terrain. Noted as lightweight and stable, easily carve and stomp the landings in the park or off natural features. This one-quiver ski features a softer flexing to make it more playful, and performs best as lower to mid speeds. The Playmaker 101 is all about, well, play!

Tech Specs

Profile Surf Rocker
Geometry (mm) 132 - 101 - 122
Radius (m) 18.1 @ 180cm
Weight (g) 1760 +/- 50g @ 180cm
Core Materials Paulownia (TubeLite Wood Core)
Technology Dual Float Technology, Carbon rods, 360 sidewall

The Review - 5/5

Wow, these skis are nimble and hold the edge well. They are a little wider and softer than what I have been skiing (Declivity 94), but I did enjoy them. The Playmaker 101 performed very well on groomers. I didn't try it out in the park, so I can't speak on that. I would ride this ski in Utah as an everyday go-to. I liked the Playmaker 101 and would ride it again.

Who Is It For?

The Elan Playmaker 101 is for the intermediate to advanced skier that wants that snappy ski that can take them anywhere. With such a wide range for this ski, any skier can enjoy the Playmaker 101. Whether it's groomers, jumps, rails - this ski is able to handle it all. For the park rats to freeriders, and every type of skier in between, the Playmaker 101 is a fun option for everyone.

Meet Our Reviewer

Name: Roy
Role: CEO
Height / Weight: 5'10" / 180
Current Setup: Armada Stranger
Favorite Mountain: Snowbird
Riding Style: Freeride
Fun Fact About Roy: Skiing for 22 years

Test Location: Brighton Resort, Utah
Conditions: Groomers