The Elite S is the latest from the Fenn stable. The ‘S’ has all the traits of the Elite but with some changes.
The seat is further forward making the ski sit flatter in the water. The rudder is further forward making the ski even more maneuverable than the older Elite. The hump between the seat and footwell has been reduced and the footwell is lower. There is some volume taken out of the nose.
In essence the Elite S has all the reknowned surfing characteristics of the Elite while bringing in the flat-water qualities that the Glide and lower volume Spark offer.
This is a ski for good paddlers but has a lot more stability and predictability than some of its rivals in the same class.