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Stöckli Nela 96 (2021)

2021 Women's All-Mountain Wide Ski Review

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Brand: Stöckli

Model: Nela 96


Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

134-96-121

Lengths (cm)

156, 165, 172

Radius (m)

15.8

Gender

Female

Quickness / Maneuverability

4.5 / 5

Playfulness

4.12 / 5

Forgiveness

4.04 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

4.73 / 5

Crud Performance

4.14 / 5

Balance of Skills

4.32 / 5

Flotation

3.73 / 5

 

2021 Stöckli Nela 96 Women's All-Mountain Wide Ski
2021 Stöckli Nela 96 Women’s All-Mountain Wide SkiPhoto courtesy of Stöckli

The new Nela 96 is so fun on groomers, testers had to be reminded to put this ski through its paces off-piste, too. Ladies reluctantly agreed to take a break from laying trenches to take on the bumps, crud, and trees, and much to their surprise found that the carvy Nela 96 (No. 1 in Hard-Snow Integrity) is just as fun in the rough. Testers described this ski as the Cadillac of the category—a smooth, fast ride, no matter the terrain.

STRENGTHS: Hard-Snow Integrity, Stability at Speed

WEAKNESSES: Flotation, Forgiveness