Stockli Spirit Motion (2017)

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Rating: 2.55 / 5
Price: $799.00
Year: 2017
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 79
Tip/Tail/Waist: 122-79-108
Lengths: 155, 163, 171, 179

Stability at speed: 2.77 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.26 / 5
Crud performance: 1.76 / 5
Flotation: 1.30 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.33 / 5
Overall: 2.55 / 5

The Motion is the women's model in the Spirit collection of "all-round" skis. With a wider waist width than the men's Globe (79 mm), it offers a stable platform that's easy to balance on and never overly edgy. But it's still built to carve readily on hardpack, with a moderate sidecut radius favors medium-radius turns. It is fully cambered for maximum effective edge length and rebound, with no tip rocker. The Spirit series features two narrow-waisted frontside carvers suitable for intermediate to advanced skiers who stick to the groomers. They're built for comfort and ease. Compared to the Laser series of expert-level carvers, they feature softer flexes and softer, less edgy sidewalls. Both are metal-free constructions, for light weight and ease of use. All are built on full wood cores. Stockli Skis, now 75 years old and under its third generation of family ownership, is based in Wohusen, Switzerland, near Lucerne. -J.C.