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Stöckli Stormrider 85 Motion (2019)

2019 Women's All-Mountain Narrow Ski

Brand: Stöckli

Model: Stormrider 85 Motion

Overall Score: 3.99 / 5



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

129-85-113

Lengths (cm)

154, 161, 168

Radius (m)

15.8

Gender

Female

Quickness / Maneuverability

4.25 / 5

Playfulness

4.25 / 5

Forgiveness

3.75 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

4 / 5

Crud Performance

4.06 / 5

Balance of Skills

4.06 / 5

Flotation

2.94 / 5


2018/19 Stöckli Stormrider 85 Motion
Photo courtesy of Stöckli

Gear of the Year 2019

Gear of the Year Logo 2019

True, the all-mountain Stormrider 85 Motion features a poorly named women-specific flex pattern (Softflex) and tip rocker to make turn initiation easier. Sure, it’s got a lightweight balsa-Pachaco wood core reinforced with Titanal that reduces swing weight. But ladies, don’t be fooled: these female-friendly features in no way dumb this ski down—the Stormrider is an all-mountain charger eager to be driven hard and fast in bumps, crud, and on hardpack, and it won’t tolerate a laissez-faire attitude. 

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Gear Guide 2019

Holy Stöckli! This ski rips so hard it should come with a warning label and a free helmet. It’s humming with potential energy that tore trenches all over Deer Valley’s Empire Canyon. It’s built with a responsive, lightweight wood and fiberglass core that will eat up whatever you throw at it—provided you’re in the driver’s seat (it doesn’t tolerate skidders). This ski makes mounds of frozen ocean feel like plowable pillows of fresh. Handmade by Swiss engineers—and man, can you feel it. 

Strength: Versatility, Hard-Snow Integrity 

Weakness: Forgiveness 

Check out all of 2019’s Best All-Mountain Narrow Skis for Women here.