Stockli Stormrider 95 (2016)

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Rating: 2.92 / 5
Price: $1099.00
Year: 2016
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 95
Tip/Tail/Waist: 131-95-120
Lengths: 174,183,192

Stability at speed: 3.93 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.48 / 5
Crud performance: 2.76 / 5
Flotation: 2.94 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.31 / 5
Overall: 2.92 / 5

The Stormrider 95 is a middle ground ski in Stockli's Freeride series, with a 131 mm tip, 95 mm waist, and 120 mm tail. While its intended to rip up powder, it's built with versatility in mind and these dimensions are supposed to be practical enough for the ski to perform well on all terrain. Triple Range Insert integrates Carbon inserts into the tip and tail of the ski, designed to lighten the construction and make turn initiation and execution easier. Powder Rocker lifts the tip dramatically off the ground, designed to mow over deep snow and other various terrain outside of the groomers. This rocker profile also lifts the underfoot section up and off the ground, intended for extra floatation when the ski needs it. Titanal Technology integrates titanal into the ski, designed for stability and weight reduction in place of other bulkier materials. 3AX technology integrates fiberglass into the sidewall, designed for durability on burlier terrain. For something similar but wider, check out the Stormrider 107 and Stormrider Pro 115. And for something similar but skinnier, check out the Stormrider 88. The all-new Freeride series is comprised of eight different powder-focused models, all falling under the the "Stormrider" subcategory. There's the Stormrider Pro 115, Stormrider 107, Stormrider 95, Stormrider 88, Stormrider 100 Motion, Stormrider Motion, Stormrider Vario, and Stormrider Light. All skis in the series share Light Core technology, which integrates woods like fuma and balsa, designed to reduce weight while maintaining durability and stability. Outside of this shared technology, however, each model has its own unique set of technology to set itself apart from the others. If you're looking to ski powder and other varied conditions outside of the groomers, this might be the best series Stockli has to offer you. Stockli, based in Wolhusen, Switzerland, was founded in 1935. Its U.S. headquarters are in Shelburne, Vermont.