Artec / Elan Cipher - 2010


The Elan Cipher offers everything you need to kill it in the park, a poppy medium flex thanks to the Carbon and Kevlar reinforcement, forgiving landings, damp landings on rails with the DiTEC sidewalls and effortless spinning thanks to the blunted tip and tail reducing inertia. A slopestyle specific ride that’s in it’s element hitting rails and kickers.

Manufacturer's Description:

The Cipher is the definitive Freestyle snowboard.  With a clean easy to ride twin tip shape and all of the right construction elements, the Cipher is just perfect, everything you need, and nothing you don’t.  Look up freestyle snowboard in the dictionary and you will find a picture of the Cipher.

Recommended for park riding. Recommended for halfpipe riding Recommended for rail riding Medium cost snowboard Available in Wide Camber construction Twin shape

Year: 2010

Available Lengths (cm):
147.5, 151.5, 154.5, 156.5, 158.5, 154.5W, 158.5W, 162.5W

Riding Style: Freestyle/Park


SuproTEC Woodcore: Laminated Poplar and Aspen
GammaTEC Base: Highly porous sintered base for superior was retention
DiTEC Sidewalls: Dual density ABS sidewall integrated damping
ComposiTEC Beam: Carbon/Kevlar reinforcement
NorTEC Laminates: Heavy duty glass laminate to allow for a thinner lighter core

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Artec / Elan Cipher

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What colour is powder?

Paul Bickley on January 28, 2010 at 10:07 PM

So been riding this board for a week now did a day in knee deep powder at revelsoke and the rest at sunshine on hardpack. Knowing élan make 4.2 million boards a year I had fairly high expectations about this stick.  This board is sick. It’s base is super fast and compared to my Ride Dh it’s a little more stable at high speed and seems to be more forgiving on landings in the park. Forsure spining over large jumps seems a little easier perhaps due to the blunt nose. Comparing to my Dh it’s not as absorbing over crud and choppy shit. Think those slimewalls on the dh do a epic job.

In a straight line full tilt balls to the wall I’ve not riden such a stable board that is supposed for the park. Boxes and rails seems the board locks on super tight. It’s a super good all mountain shred stick that performs well in the park. In The pow at revelstoke she floated super good being a 156.5 and having a decent scoop on the nose seemed enough to float well with out having to put alot of effort. You don’t have to work hard on this board it’s responsive enough that it almost adjusts to your riding style. Over all it’s a sick board I’m riding it now as my everyday board.  The flex is mid - soft but not as soft as say a forum youngblood. One other note it’s super light and not super noticable in the air.

seBJen on January 21, 2012 at 09:22 PM

Great Board for Rails, Kicker and also Pow. I’m lucky to ride it! GO ARTEC