Stockli Stormrider 107 (2017)

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Rating: 2.67 / 5
Price: $1199.00
Year: 2017
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Gender: Female
Waist Width: 107
Tip/Tail/Waist: 135-107-127
Lengths: 174, 183, 192

Stability at speed: 3.74 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.33 / 5
Crud performance: 2.74 / 5
Flotation: 3.29 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.05 / 5
Overall: 2.67 / 5

With its 107 mm waist, the Stormrider 107 still has plenty of flotation in deep snow, but compared to the full-fat Stormrider 115, it's quicker to edge and generally more amenable to hardpack conditions, making it a likely everyday ski for experts in Western locales. Like the Stormrider 95, it features Stockli's TRI technology: carbon inserts are placed at the tip and tail of the ski to stiffen them both torsionally and longitudinally while reducing swing weight. Stockli's Stormrider series, built for adventuresome freeriding, has expanded to eight models. The series includes the Swiss brand's top sellers in the U.S. market. Waist widths have grown over the past few years, now ranging from a powder-specific 115 mm down to a touring-appropriate 83 mm. The series now includes two women's models at 85 and 100 mm. Rocker profiles vary, from subtle to pronounced, depending on model. All are classic Stockli constructions: wood cores for responsiveness and integrity, metal reinforcement for durability and high-speed calm, vertical sidewalls for optimized edge grip and solidity. One notable difference between Stormrider constructions and other Stocklis is that the upper layer of metal serves as the topsheet of the ski, rather than being covered by another laminate. This makes the topsheets uncommonly durable and gives the Stormriders a rich look. Core compositions vary from model to model. Stockli's Light Core combines two different woods-sturdy, resilient ash and lightweight ceiba (a West African species). Stockli's Super Light Cores incorporate balsa wood along with the other two for additional weight savings. Stockli Skis, founded in 1935 and under its third generation of family ownership, is based in Wohusen, Switzerland, near Lucerne. -J.C.

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