Stockli Laser AR (2014)

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Rating: 3.18 / 5
Price: $
Year: 2014
Level: 4
Gender: Male
Waist Width: 109
Tip/Tail/Waist: 123-78-109
Lengths: 159, 167, 175, 183

Stability at speed: 4.01 / 5
Hard snow performance: 4.12 / 5
Crud performance: 2.46 / 5
Flotation: 1.34 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.99 / 5
Overall: 3.18 / 5

The Laser AR is a race-inspired all-mountain ski built for high-speed-carving enthusiasts, with a wider waist than other models in the Laser family so it won't trench too deeply on soft groomers. Its sidecut radius is optimized for short- to medium-radius arcs. In addition to the wider waist, it gets a touch of tip rocker for terrain-smoothing shock absorption, plus a layer of rubber in the tail for softer, less demanding turn finishes. The Laser Series includes six models of Stockli's highest-performing frontside precision carvers, incorporating race-inspired technologies in detuned constructions appropriate to resort conditions. All are built on narrow waist widths for maximum edge grip and edge-to-edge quickness on hard snow. All are wood-core constructions, for dampness, responsiveness and durability, with full-length vertical sidewalls for optimized edging, and Stockli's fastest high-density graphite race bases. All are metal-reinforced for high-speed calm, using two sheets of titanal. Stockli Skis, now 75 years old and under its third generation of family ownership, is based in Wohusen, Switzerland, near Lucerne.