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Stöckli Laser SL

Laser SL

SKIMAGAZIN, ISSUE 04/2017
A real weapon for the slalom! Very athletic, with all kinds of potential, but it demands a firm hand and good body position on skis to completely tap into it. The Stöckli wants to edge nonstop aggressively and can be handled quite precisely there even at highest speeds. The new Laser SL is now wider at the shovel, which guarantees simpler and quicker turn initiation. Thanks to a longer contact area, the new Slalom-Ass now has better grip in the curves. Not to mention that the new top sheet makes it a real eye-catcher. In sum, squarely a race-oriented SL ski that demands a bit from its pilot in terms of power, concentration and technique. But in return, however, gives back so unbelievably much.

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!
SKIMAGAZIN, ISSUE 01/2017
The Stormrider Motion 85 shines with its carving performance and with its impressive lack of chatter, just like all Stöckli models do. Totally atypical of Stöckli, however, is that the test team found this Stormrider relatively easy. This is one commentary that pretty much says it all: “The ski says, can we get moving now? Step in, feel good, and then also feel totally secure one-hundred percent of the time!” Even its design is very “ladylike,” albeit without being kittenish. Due to its sidecut, the Stormrider Motion 85 imparts a fascinating feeling when strongly carving turns -- You may as well send your companion ahead to catch some spectacular photos, with (at least) one hand in the snow, guaranteed. A responsive ski that simply works in pretty much all conditions, both on and off piste.

Laser CX

Stöckli Laser SL
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.

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.»

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.
SKIMAGAZIN, Number 02/2017
A ski where you forgot how wide it is when you’re on the slopes. That’s because Stöckli is a powerful bomb with its finely tuned flex line and ski flex not only in the backcountry but also on piste. There is no obstacle that can stand in its way when heading down to the valley. You may acknowledge the hurdles, think about them oh so briefly, but already the “Stormrider” has taken action on your thoughts with its “PowderRocker” and TiTec technology. Impressive: It not only wins you over with its excellent float in the backcountry, but also with its extraordinary ability to carve. In addition to its nearly inexhaustible potential, it ensures you’ll turn heads both on and off the pistes with its trim including a directly printed Titanel topsheet. A real gem of a missile that is worth every cent of its princely sum.
SNOW 02/2017
A ski where you forgot how wide it is when you’re on the slopes. That’s because Stöckli is a powerful bomb with its finely tuned flex line and ski flex not only in the backcountry but also on piste. There is no obstacle that can stand in its way when heading down to the valley. You may acknowledge the hurdles, think about them oh so briefly, but already the “Stormrider” has taken action on your thoughts with its “PowderRocker” and TiTec technology. Impressive: It not only wins you over with its excellent float in the backcountry, but also with its extraordinary ability to carve. In addition to its nearly inexhaustible potential, it ensures you’ll turn heads both on and off the pistes with its trim including a directly printed Titanel topsheet. A real gem of a missile that is worth every cent of its princely sum.

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 04/2017
The athletic artillery among giant slalom models! Only flying gets any better than this. Even in the highest speed zones you can cleanly edge with this Stöckli. In comparison to the prior model, the new RS ski from the Swiss ski brand has become broader spectrum -- a general trend in this category. Nevertheless, you aren’t given up any race performance whatsoever. Come what may, the Laser GS plows ahead in all snow conditions, taking on anything and everything. It surprised us that the ski with its excellent handling in short radius turns can also attend to what is normally the unexpected in giant slalom racing. The new 3.0 top sheet structure rounds out this premium gem.

Laser SC

Stöckli Laser SL
SKIMAGAZIN, ISSUE 05/2017
“The usual high quality for this Swiss product. Buyers really get something for the money!” That’s how one tester started a song of praise for the new Laser SC. Our expert team has rarely been so unanimous in its opinion: The tonal values for carving and drifting performance in all types of turns give top results, excellent lack of chatter and no matter what the turf where I am out and about with the Laser SC, it manages to chisel a grin on its skier’s face. This brilliant do-it-all is a somewhat stiff ski, and only you can decide by how you put the pedal to the medal, whether your ride will be more affable or you and your ride will thunder down the slopes like a rocket. The SC size we tested of 163 cm had a turning radius of 13.5 meters. Heavier skiers who want to take advantage of all of its potential should select either size 170 cm (R 16.9 m) or 177 cm (R 16.9 m). To us, the Laser SC is the most broad spectrum representative of all Stöckli skis in the “Laser” line!

O Tree Motion

Stöckli Laser SL
SKIMAGAZIN, ISSU 05/2017
With the O Tree Motion, the Swiss ski maker Stöckli not only put all it had into quality and performance, but also into sustainability. In this model, with its markedly premium look, both bamboo laminate and natural rubber were integrated, which is said to make the ski in its manufacturing 15 percent more environmentally sound. On top of that, this looker, which also impressed the male tester who tried it out, has outstanding balance, lightness and performance.“This snappy white tiger can be skied as softly and appealingly as its design, but can also carve on its edges with zip,” says one of our women.

Stormrider 83

Stöckli Laser SL
SKIMAGAZIN, ISSU 01/2017
Due to the 174 cm size that we tested, this Stöckli Stormrider 83 really understood how to thrill lighter skiers and our woman tester. Bigger and heavier testers would have wished the ski were a little longer. Just as all Stöckli skis impress with their excellent carving performance and lack of chatter, so too does this All-Mountain model. That can be traced back to its giant slalom shape. Drifting however is not really one of its strengths. “A ski that wants to be skied athletically and, despite its stiffer tuning, still handles quite well even in the backcountry,” or so one of our testers noted. Its transitioning between turns is very exacting. In untracked terrain it slices right through every mogul without batting an eye. Overall, a piste-oriented ski that can be absolutely playful and offers a whole lot of potential.