|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|Skier Level||Intermediate - Expert|
|Core Material||Metal and poplar|
|On Snow Feel|
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Stockli Stormrider 105 2018 - 2017 Review by A Better Ski
Stockli Stormrider 105 2017-18 Review by A Better Ski
Have you always wanted a Swiss accent? Would you settle for a beautifully made Swiss ski? The Stockli Stormrider 105 may be just the ticket. Extremely smooth, easy skiing, confident and versatile make this ski something other can aspire for. Just save your pennies, greatness has a price.
2017-18 Stockli Stormrider 105 Review and Video
Conditions: Hard Pack, Soft Groomers, Trees, Bumps
Boots: Salomon X-Max 120
Ski Personality: Change your name to Simon, buy some Swiss chocolate and grab your Stormrider 105 because your have now embraced your full Euro side. The Stormrider 105 is trying to be a spunky US made indie brand, it is well refined, and proper. Love or hate the top sheet, the ski underneath is an excellent ride.
On the Snow Feel: Extremely stable and damp, the Stockli Stormrider does not feel dead, the lively spring skis effortlessly and makes you smile from ear to ear.
Turn Initiation and Carving: A bit wider then the Stormrider 95, the 105 is more versatile for off piste skiing and requires a bit more effort to get it on edge. Once its there though, its stable and efficient, releases like a ski with flat tails and loves to finish its turn projecting energy into the next. This isn’t a bad choice for someone who skis mostly groomers, but wants to sneak in the trees or around a gate for some off piste fun.
Speed: Don’t get caught with this ski by a “yellow jacket”, grinning from ear to ear, you may just happen to miss the “SLOW” sign…maybe they should have made it yellow and put it in middle of the trail…ooops.
Powder: Capable, but not made for the deep days, but thats why you have another set, right? I for one, do like a mid fat ski for deep days, there is something about being in the snow rather then on top of it. The Stormrider 105 may not be the best choice for a 15” day, but it will not disappoint.
Uneven/Variable Terrain: No issues here, plenty of surface area to keep you on top of chop, and 2 layers of metal help keep those skis going in the right direction. Whats impressive is how little vibration is transmitted through the ski to the skier. Ski aggressively enough and you may even find your having fun when it gets rough.
Edge Hold: Not overly demanding, but the flat tails like to stay on track until the job is done. The dampness of the ski, keeps the Stormrider 105 smoothly on track and able to lay trenches.
Flex: Stiff from tip to tail, not a lot of playfulness built into these puppies, remember you are embracing your inner Euro.
Overall: I feel like an ex racer or advanced skier will really appreciate the way these skis ride, many of the other offerings in this class have more rocker tip and tail, less metal, and less dampness. Someone out west looking for a frontside ski that can dip off for a few runs or an east coast skier looking for a ski more capable of skiing powder then their skinny sticks.
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