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Laser CX

VIP «Sport Performance Short Turn»
This too is a true high-tech racing machine -- and totally Stöckli to the core. At fast paces this ski with Turtle Shell Technology moves smooth as silk. If you want to be a little more athletic, this totally re-engineered Laser CX glides on its edges precisely and cleanly, and short radius turns are a piece of cake. «The very agile Laser CX has an aggressive shovel, which works well to pull you actively into turns, combined with a tail made for great carving. Although not such a stiff ski, it offers a lot of stability,» one tester said in summary. Somewhat surprisingly for a Stöckli ski, the Laser CX shined when it came to drifting, also earning absolutely top ratings here. This ski overall is designed with very sporty features and brims with racing genes.

Spirit Motion

Stöckli Laser SL
VIP «Lady Sport Performance»
A typical Stöckli that feels right at home on super hardpack slopes and offers by far the best carving of all models in this category -- staying true to the philosophy. «For fans of hell-bent descents and perfect turns!» The flipside of the (carving) coin: Only very athetlic women skiers will be able to persuade the Spirit Motion to drift, and it is definitely no lightweight. In return, it slices across hills like a hot knife through butter. What its users can expect: «A dream ski that elicits a big «wow» reaction and is still properly damp. Both the pull on the edge and the total lack of chatter are crazy!» To quote one tester. One of the sportiest models in this category. It really wants to hit the slopes hard and thus is more for racers and not really for the more casual skier just out to enjoy the day.

Otwo Motion

Stöckli Laser SL
planet snow Tip 2016-17
With a Soft Rocker, the superbly balanced Stöckli Otwo Motion sports companion proved in our test that it is everything but soft on the slopes. Even without a permit to carry weapons, enthusiastic women skiers can power out brilliantly in clean, sweeping, long radius turns. The Swiss-made ski glides along quietly and effortlessly, proving itself balanced, smooth, but still agile -- not only when drifting but also when edging.
DSV aktivo 2015-16
With a Soft Rocker, this superbly balanced sports companion is everything but soft on the slopes. Even without a permit to carry weapons, enthusiastic women skiers can power out brilliantly in clean, sweeping, long radius turns. The Swiss-made ski glides along quietly and effortlessly, proving itself balanced, smooth, but still agile -- not only when drifting but also when edging.
Successes
- DSV Aktivo (15/16)
- planetSNOW TIPP 2015/2016
- Ski Magazin: VIP - Vielseitigkeit (15/16)

Laser AX

Stöckli Laser SL
Ski Magazine – «VIP – All-round unlimited»
A completely new ski compared to last year's model. An extremely sporty carving ski that still challenges skiers, so you definitely have to hold on after a long après ski gathering the night before. A racing machine that wants to be skied sensibly hard and with strength -- and you'll have to shell out a solid EUR 1,100 for skis and bindings for the pleasure. For that price, though, you get an absolutely high-performance (race) ski. A typical Stöckli product with a slightly rockered, giant slalom shape. Despite its 175 cm length, it has a radius of only 15.8 m, which allows you to carve turns with it wonderfully. The Laser AX's strong momentum also underscores its dimensions of 123-78-110mm. A true racer that isn't shy of off-piste forays when you have the appropriate ability.
Skiing Magazin – «Tester’s choice»
Stöckli’s handmade quality with all-mountain rocker for easier turn initiation and easy flotation was most appreciated in soft snow. A unanimous conclusion from both the men and women was reached: the Laser AX is for advanced to expert skiers who prize consistency on-piste. It was the ladies’ favourite on test day. Wendy Andersonliked the «rock-solid platform underfoot, which allows you to do anything with ease and confidence. Extremely trustworthy and fun!» Dave Gollogly was impressed with the «silky-smooth ride. Like a Cadillac! Amazing flex and grip.» Chris Candow thought «transitions were easy, however edging had to be worked to maintain grip.»

Laser SL

Stöckli Laser SL
WorldSkiTest – «very good»
Manufactured with Swiss perfection, Stöckli is always a good choice. This year, the Laser SL is positioned mid-range. Its special strengths are found in an ability to make long, fast sweeping turns with very little effort, resulting in its final rating of «very good».
SKIMAGAZIN, ISSUE 04/2015
«I can't stop grinning,» called a participant following his test drive with this ski. No wonder: The Laser SL delivers precisely what is expected from a high performance slalom ski – extreme grip, speed and agility. This is a real carving monster, unflinching in every swing – regardless of radii size. No slope is too steep and even on flat surfaces it delivers full power on the piste. This ski is a top athlete with a super grip for consistent carving, a 100 percent racer – just made for skiers who show excellent technique and have plenty of muscle power.

Stormrider 83

Stöckli Laser SL
Alpin Best in Test
Here we go! The Stormrider 83 is no lightweight (an ash core does have some weight). But this Stöckli shows liveliness next to all the other carbon fiber skis. Its agility is first rate, its lack of chatter can't be beat. The Stormrider 83 shows the others who's boss When it comes to its ride, snappiness, grip and smoothness.
Successes
- SkiMagazin: VIP - Allround unlimited
- ALPIN: Testsieger - Tourski klassisch

Spirit Evo

Stöckli Laser SL
ProSkiLab «Approachable Performance»
A «simple, comfortable and enjoyable ski,» was how one of our testers perfectly summed up this ski. Simple: The Spirit EVO from Stöckli immediately imparts a familiar feel. You get comfortable with it immediately and after a few runs, you clearly see the ski's supple and pleasant character, which allows it to be quickly forgiving of possible mistakes in body position or weight distribution. Its contact to the snow means you get superb comfort. Comfortable: The overall ride of this ski is outstanding and guarantees a super high fun factor for the skier. Its general performance features are those of the highest class. Our testers particularly appreciated its stability in carving turns. This model is in fact attractive, with bite and good absorption. Enjoyable: stiff and full of energy. The Spirit EVO is a lively and playful ski, thanks to the responsiveness of the release mechanism and the speedy shifting ability when carving turns. A lively and exciting ski that will bring great pleasure to the user, the Spirit EVO is an ideal blend of high-performance power and approachability for good to very good skiers.
VIP «Lady All-round unlimited»
First things first: The Spirit Evo is not purely a women's ski, but rather more of an all-round unisex ski -- and naturally, in typical Stöckli fashion, it is a racy, dynamic ski that is somewhat rough when drifting. Given that characteristic, it is practically a racing ski that moves like greased lightening on hardpack snow. Stöckli has clearly targeted athletic carving skiers with the Spirit Evo given its tuning -- those skiers who possess a certain level of skiing ability. This ski begs to be taken out for fast, dynamic runs using edge pressure. So if you want to fulfill these desires and you are willing to invest a little something, then this ski gives back in spades. This Stöckli ski plows across moguls like the veritable hot knife through butter. «It is as much of a lover of edging as it is drifting, one that will be your partner all day long without any complaints», said one tester. Overall, a very athletic model with quality aesthetics that doesn't come exactly cheap.
Successes
- SkiMagazin: VIP - Lady Allround unlimited
- Skieur: Tester's choice (16/17)

Stormrider 85 Motion

Stöckli Laser SL
Skieur Magazine
«Totally awesome!» Take note: With the Stöckli Stormrider 85 Motion, it will be better to pull your hair back so you don't ruin your coiffure! In reality, of course, you will want a helmet, because the brilliance of the Stormrider 85 Motion expects speedy skiing. By nature, it is simply not designed for carving. Let me explain: In those places where the majority of skiers lend assistance in carving, the Stormrider 85 Motion offers skiers the freedom to decide whether they want to abort a turn or not. That is fantastic for good skiers; however, it could be tenuous for others who are still seeking to master carving and are still working out how to handle supersonic speed. Since the ski is however extremely fluid, it can be ridden as the skier desires. Its magical ability in gliding across the snow ensures that you feel secure all of the time. In sum: Those who shy away from bigger goals will find in this ski one that imparts security. Even if you know that you need improvement and that you must learn the technique to master the third part of the turn, you can learn from this jewel. Its level of stability is simply top rate both on- and off piste. You can say the same thing for its grip, which still maintains a certain playfulness. In addition, this ski has great flotation despite its limited width, and it benefits completely from its ideal balance. What can you say, when anything at all, that the ski is a little more difficult to handle in short turns as it is in long-radius turns. Never mind, those are just details. For good and very good skiers. Super!
Successes
- SkiMagazin: VIP - Lady Allmountain Performance
- Skieur: Tester's choice (16/17)

Stormrider 107

Stöckli Laser SL
SKI Magazine «Gold Medal Gear»
A pair of playful surfers top the category, but if you like edgy power, the Stormrider is the best of the beasts. It's by far the most comfortable at irresponsible speeds, wasn't fazed by the set-up snow that plagued the West last season, and bulls through broken snow with calm strength. It prefers, perhaps requires, a strong skier, but testers were surprised by its agility-not always a Stockli hallmark. Moffatt: «Last run, tough conditions, and it gave me my legs back. Precise responsiveness; smooth, balanced flex.» The Stormrider 107 is the second-widest model in Stockli's Freeride series, with a 135 mm tip, 107 mm waist, and 127 mm tail. It's a powder-oriented ski, and its 16.6 - 22 m radius (depending on length) is intended for big mountain skiing down a variety of terrain. For something similar but wider, check out the Stormrider Pro 115. And for something similar but skinnier, check out the Stormrider 95 and Stormrider 88. Triple Range Insert integrates Carbon inserts into the tip and tail of the ski, designed to lighten the construction and make turn initiation and execution easier. Powder Rocker lifts the tip dramatically off the ground, designed to mow over deep snow and other various terrain outside of the groomers. This rocker profile also lifts the underfoot section up and off the ground, intended for extra floatation when the ski needs it. Titanal Technology integrates titanal into the ski, designed for stability and weight reduction in place of other bulkier materials. 3AX technology integrates fiberglass into the sidewall, designed for durability on burlier terrain. The all-new Freeride series is comprised of eight different powder-focused models, all falling under the the «Stormrider» subcategory. There's the Stormrider Pro 115, Stormrider 107, Stormrider 95, Stormrider 88, Stormrider 100 Motion, Stormrider Motion, Stormrider Vario, and Stormrider Light. All skis in the series share Light Core technology, which integrates woods like fuma and balsa, designed to reduce weight while maintaining durability and stability. Outside of this shared technology, however, each model has its own unique set of technology to set itself apart from the others. If you're looking to ski powder and other varied conditions outside of the groomers, this might be the best series Stockli has to offer you.
SKIMAGAZIN, ISSUE 06/2015
With a center width of 1007 millimeters the Stormrider 107 is Stöckli's widest ski. Yet the distinctive rocker promises considerable lift in deep snow and its handling features tolerate any form mistakes in skiing. Thanks to its moderate radius all doors are open to this ski. It fits into the concept of an adventurous freeride ski – ready at any time to discover hidden powder spots.
PLANETSNOW, YEARBOOK 15/16
This is a very sporty freeride ski that calls for a strong skier with considerable skiing ability. It unfolds its full potential in the high speed range and delivers top-class performance. When enough space is available it can be a super carver. A terrific ski for lovers of high speed.

Stormrider 100 Motion

Stöckli Laser SL
SKI Magazine «Gold Medal Gear»
It's a slim margin that separates the top two skis in the category, but they could hardly be more different. The Stormrider never condescends, knowing some girls want a ski that's every bit as muscular as the boys'. Testers liked the feminine graphic, but it was the quick, solid precision and damp, quiet stability at speed that made the biggest impression. Metal reinforcement gives it a smooth, quiet power. A joy for exacting experts. Gibbons: «Surprisingly nimble for a ski with so much metal. Great hard-snow integrity.» The Stormrider 100 Motion is the widest women's model in Stockli's Freeride series, with a 136 mm tip, 100 mm waist, and 123 mm tail. It's the most powder-oriented women's ski Stockli makes, and its 14 - 17.8 m radius (depending on length) is intended for epic conditions. Triple Range Insert integrates Carbon inserts into the tip and tail of the ski, designed to lighten the construction and make turn initiation and execution easier. Powder Rocker lifts the tip dramatically off the ground, designed to mow over deep snow and other various terrain outside of the groomers. This rocker profile also lifts the underfoot section up and off the ground, intended for extra floatation when the ski needs it. Titanal Technology integrates titanal into the ski, designed for stability and weight reduction in place of other bulkier materials. Women's-specific Softflex technology is designed to soften up the ski and create a more forgiving pattern. 3AX technology integrates fiberglass into the sidewall, designed for durability on burlier terrain. For something similar but skinnier, check out Stormrider Motion. The all-new Freeride series is comprised of eight different powder-focused models, all falling under the the «Stormrider» subcategory. There's the Stormrider Pro 115, Stormrider 107, Stormrider 95, Stormrider 88, Stormrider 100 Motion, Stormrider Motion, Stormrider Vario, and Stormrider Light. All skis in the series share Light Core technology, which integrates woods like fuma and balsa, designed to reduce weight while maintaining durability and stability. Outside of this shared technology, however, each model has its own unique set of technology to set itself apart from the others. If you're looking to ski powder and other varied conditions outside of the groomers, this might be the best series Stockli has to offer you.
Successes
- SKI Magazin: Gold Medal Gear 2016
- Skiing Magazine: Official Selection 2016

Stormrider 95

Stöckli Laser SL
Skieur Magazine
«Limitless!» Last year the Stormrider 95 impressed with its pure performance; this year it sets itself apart simply due to the evolution in its construction! Of course, its outstanding performance in all conditions is at the forefront. This makes the ski a silver bullet in carving big-radius turns. However, it also proves itself a quick and stable racing ski in deep snow of various types. Aside from its superiority, which makes it THE ski to take on all conditions, it is also a sophisticated and refined partner that offers superb contact to the snow. The perfect evolution of its performance means superior bite into the snow and a devilish acceleration that await speedy, unrestrained skiers. A little less smooth and approachable than other models and a little less suited for tight turns, the Stormrider 95 shows its talents more to skiers who love speed and spectacular skiing. The shovel offers a sensitive feel, while the float imparts a high degree of security. The fine balance of the ski enables skiers to take on all snow conditions, always with a feeling of control and mastery, both on- and off piste. In fact, you must explore your own limits and sensations, and you will not find your own threshold until you find those of the ski. In sum: An all-terrain ski and a magical freerider for all those who like to prove themselves in all possible conditions.
SkiCanadaMag 2015
When a ski has nothing but great comments, you know it’s special. The Swiss-made Stormrider 95 topped the category for the men and had our testers raving. They felt that this was a ski that would appeal to the most aggressive skiers and more conservative skiers alike, which is rare. Christopher Nicolson found his ski: «It’s funny how you can jump on a ski and it calls your name. This is my ski. It’s exceptionally smooth and powerful, but it also initiates quickly and is amazingly stable. The ski didn’t take any effort to turn, so a less-aggressive skier would feel confident as well.»
PLANETSNOW, YEARBOOK 15/16
This ski fits like a glove but needs an active skier to take it down the slope. It has super directional stability, provides excellent lift and has a talent for long radii. It transmits a high degree of security. The perfect off-piste ski for sporty skiers who want to let it rip, regardless if they are skiing in new snow or in rutted terrain. Definitely needs room on the piste.

Stormrider 88

Stöckli Laser SL
planet snow Tip 2016-17
The Stöckli Stormrider 88 may not rank among the lightest in its class. Nevertheless, it will thrill you with its phenomenal off-piste handling characteristics -- and yes even on piste too. Its edge grip is tenacious. It feels smooth as silk and handles beautifully. A top-rate all-rounder with on-piste suitability.
Successes
- DSV aktiv TIPP (15/16)
- planetSNOW TIPP 2016/2017
- Skiing Magazine: Official Selection 2017

Laser GS

Stöckli Laser SL
SKIMAGAZIN, ISSUE 04/2015
A tester describes the extreme character of the Laser GS in a nutshell: «Either one hates or loves this ski – it polarizes like no other of its kind in this category.» The adaptations made to this ski stem from the racing sport – the height profile of the wood core and the upper Titanal belt were improved – giving the Laser GS even better racing performance. But a skier must also be able to master these features, something which only really top-class skiers can do. And these skiers rave about this ski in the highest terms. It has all features needed for the high-speed range and for medium to long carving swings: edge, smoothness, dynamic – everything fits here. This ski is the perfect choice for a hard icy piste.
PLANETSNOW, YEARBOOK 15/16
A sporty ski that feels right at home in turning long radii where it maintains stability and precision. It loves an energetic skier who puts the pressure on. Thanks to the good edge grip and very smooth gliding feature, this ski can be steered precisely even at high speed and without losing any pep.

Laser SC

Stöckli Laser SL
SKIMAGAZIN, ISSUE 05/2015
Contrary to the past season Stöckli has now revised its Laser SC. Changes include the addition of two rubber inserts at the end of the ski to simplify drifting. The results are above average – still it would be wrong to associate these skis solely with this skiing style. Quite the contrary: The Laser SC can only be described as a real carving machine that received absolute best notes for all swing forms from our testers. Even at the highest speed and ultimate edge angles this board plows its way securely through the snow. «This ski corners like a 911 turbo. Unbelievable!» cheers one tester. The edge grip is brutally good, the entire ski full of sparkle and dynamic – sometimes almost even poisonous. Despite its narrow waist (68 mm) even furrowed pistes cannot hold it back. Very sporty skiers who find Stöckli's pure racing skis a little too powerful will make a good choice with this ski model. But attention: This ski still needs a strong hand!

Otwo

Stöckli Laser SL
Successes
SkiMagazin: VIP - Sportlichkeit Allround Unlimited (15/16)

Scale Gamma

Stöckli Laser SL
PLANETSNOW, YEARBOOK 15/16
This playful all-mountain ski feels at home both on the slope and in variable terrain. It makes skiing easy and pleasant and glides harmoniously in terrain. It is just made for medium radii and speeds, and perfect for pleasure seekers and all-rounders who enjoy swinging back and forth between piste and terrain.

Scale Delta

Stöckli Laser SL
Successes
- Skiing Magazine: Official Selection 2016

Stormrider Pro 115

Stöckli Laser SL
Successes
- powder: skier's choice (15/16)