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Elan Ripsticks 96 difficulty when poling

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
I recently sold my Elan Ripsticks which I was very happy with, however having had to wait over two hours for my skis to arrive in Geneva in January, then missing my transfer I sold them and am now going down the rental route.

Skiing in Tignes last week I hired exactly the same model as I had sold.

The only issue I had with my own Ripsticks and the ones I rented is that they don't glide well when poling or trying to do a skating step. The skis in each case were serviced and waxed abroad and in the UK by shops that I trust. It is not a question of physical strength or technique either. I compare pretty well with the people I ski with.

Ripsticks are asymmetric in design meaning that there are designated left and right skis. I was wondering if this had anything to do with them not sliding as well on the flat as I would expect. Does anyone else have any idea?
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Wax used?
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
I had a pair of Ripstick 86 rentals last week, and didn't notice any particular issue with poling personally. Someone else in the group was on the 96s, and they didn't complain of any poling issues either.
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