Maybe Zermatt next year. I had originally planned a European ski trip this season but we all know what happened with that.
Ouch!By Jove, I think you got it.
What is right is right tho. Now, I can of course bring all kinds of stuff in my defence like snow conditions, bad tuning, bad star alignment etc but we both know these would be just lame excuses.
SL ski kick my ass more than I'd like to admit and I can truly appreciate their magnificence only for brief moments early in the morning. Happy to report there is progress. Last season it was all of 3 minutes, this season-a whopping 15.
But I will keep at it.
Just ribbing you.I need more time on the slopes and more practice, this is what I need.
Have fun with the journey.
I completely agree with your assessment. I have the Stormrider 88, Stormrider 95, Stormrider 107 and the Laser AX. If I could only choose one pair of Stöckli’s to keep, for my type of skiing, it would be the Stormrider 95s. Fantastic all-mountain, take anywhere ski, that you can still rail groomers on.Just tested the SR 95. I am speechless. These are PHENOMENAL ski. Everything that was said about them here, absolutely everything is true. Smooth, damp, forgiving. I thought it was not possible for Stoclki to pull off another trick like the AX, but the Stormriders are just as good. Different but equally good.
On harder pack I'd still go with the AX but the edge hold of the SR is not far off and they turn the terrain into a pool table, A-MA-ZING! Long turns, medium turns. short turns-it does it ALL without missing a beat. Super super happy.
Now, speaking of Stöckli, the only thing that remains for me is to learn how to properly ski the SL and all will be good.
Absolutely! Same for me.And the Laser AXs are in a league of their own. They’ve made me a better skier, rewarding me when I do everything right and not punishing me when my technique is off.
I have the 175 AX and the 184cm in the SR95. You made the right choice.Absolutely! Same for me.
Another thing about SR95-instead of following my own logic, I decided to trust the collective wisdom here and go for 184 cm instead of 175. It turned to be the right decision as I do not really feel the difference in the length, for me the 184cm SR does not ski much different than the 175 AX.
175 cm for the Stormriders would definitely be too short, so BIG thank you to all who swayed me this way.
All in all I think I have found the perfect soft snow/light powder/spring ski for me.