Frontside Skis

Stöckli Stormrider 88 (2020)

2020 Men's frontside ski review.

Brand: Stöckli

Model: Stormrider 88


Overall Rating: 3.71


Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

128/88/114

Lengths (cm)

168, 177, 186

Radius (m)

19

Flotation

2.93 / 5

Quickness / Maneuverability

3.71 / 5

Playfulness

3.43 / 5

Forgiveness

3.36 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

4.36 / 5

Crud Performance

3.71 / 5

Balance of Skills

3.79 / 5

Gender

Male

Level

Expert


2020 Stockli Stormrider 88
The 2020 Stöckli Stormrider 88.Photo courtesy of Stöckli

There is a lot of ski packed into the Stormrider 88. Featuring two sheets of Titanal sandwiching a light wood core that uses balsa and fuma, the ski is perfected by a smooth shovel rocker and durable-yet-damping polywall sidewalls. There wasn’t a skier at Taos who could overpower this ski. The test crew agreed that the Stormrider 88 was strongest on hardpack, but could be finessed everywhere else, too. 

STRENGTHS: Hard Snow, Stability at Speed

WEAKNESS: Forgiveness