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ELAN: Ibex Tactix folding ski

July 2023
Elan is a global producer and supplier of sports equipment, leisure equipment and advanced composite components for the wind energy market.


  • Elan is a global producer and supplier of sports equipment, leisure equipment and advanced composite components for the wind energy market;
  • Elan’s winter division manufactures skis and snowboards, while its marine division builds yachts. Elan Inventa produces equipment and innovative seating solutions for sports facilities;
  • Elan is the most global of all Slovenian brands, with the highest international profile, and as such is a source of pride for its employees and Slovenians in general;
  • Elan products are used in more than 60 countries around the world;
  • the company has been making the finest skis in the world for more than 70 years and over the last two decades has received more than 70 awards for innovation, quality and design from independent institutions.

BREAKTHROUGH SOLUTION: Ibex Tactix folding ski:

  • emissions and water consumption reduced thanks to the use of digital printing (instead of screen-printing);
  • ease of transport of skis along non-skiable sections of a route;
  • the two parts of the ski are connected by means of a revolutionary folding mechanism attached to a fixed carbon plate that rotates through 180 degrees. The folding mechanism is the first of its kind.


Elan has been innovating for decades with one single purpose – to make the skiing experience better for everyone, from beginners to professional skiers. After decades of constantly pushing the design envelope – from sidecuts to construction, from materials to production processes – the company is constantly challenging itself to design the best-performing, highest-quality, state-of-the-art products for skiing enthusiasts. In this way Elan products provide customers all over the world with the maximum sporting pleasure and the ultimate technological capability.


  • Elan did not invent skiing but the company has been responsible for numerous innovations that have changed skiing throughout the world.
  • In the 1990s Elan redefined skiing with the introduction of the MBX, the first cap construction ski on the market, and later with the SCX, which debuted the extreme sidecut and changed skiing forever.
  • It is a fact that nothing has changed skiing as fundamentally as the new geometry of these skis.
ELAN, Begunje na Gorenjskem, Slovenia
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