Tony Storaro

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Note that each iteration of the SR95 is its own beast too. Having a "quiver" of SR95s isn't out of the question if you can find some of the old classics.
Yes, I remember you mentioning that before. I will keep an eye on fleeBay and suchlike for the older SRs. In fact just the other day before I received mine, a friend came to the mountain with his green/black/silver SRs but he categorically refused to even think about selling them to me. :ogbiggrin:
Judging by his reaction, they must be good.
 

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Yes, I remember you mentioning that before. I will keep an eye on fleeBay and suchlike for the older SRs. In fact just the other day before I received mine, a friend came to the mountain with his green/black/silver SRs but he categorically refused to even think about selling them to me. :ogbiggrin:
Judging by his reaction, they must be good.
Yeah, the green letter monsters are more hard snow biased. They ski more like a wide GS ski with gobs of power. Mine only go near the snow when all the rocks are well covered. :)
 

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I have the same quiver as @Noodler - a 2020 AX and SR95. Was considering making it three with the SR105, but I’m not sure I even need anything else. My powder days are few and far between and often more a leftovers thing.
 

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Interesting, I also have a pair of the green/black/silver (2013/14?) letter SR95's that I absolutely love. I also have a newer pair of SR95's (the plaid ones ;-) that I've only had out once. Originally I was saving the new ones for better conditions, but the green/black/silver ones were just too good to give up. Love them in varied terrain, bumps, or whatever.

The bases are just about gone now and I'm going to have to reluctantly get out the new ones. The base on one ski of the green/silver/black ones got a fine crack horizontally across the base just a few days ago, anyone else have this happen? I noticed it right after scaping off the wax during my wax job, I don't think excess heat would have done it. It may be just too many hard days. They literally have hundreds of very hard days (6 years X 60+ days a year) on them so they're probably due for retirement, but hate to see them go.

I also have a pair of AX's, my second set, I bought for early season groomers that are great fun too.
 

Tony Storaro

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I have the same quiver as @Noodler - a 2020 AX and SR95. Was considering making it three with the SR105,
I was considering adding the GS to the quiver but I think I will hold out and direct the money towards lift passes and diesel. AX+SR+SL is about everything I will ever need this season with no trips to Italy and France, i.e. no wide well groomed blues and reds where I can let the GS rip.

Another reason is I hope they will redesign the GS for 2022 with the same topsheeet as the current WRT ST which at least by the looks of it is more scratch resistant to the one on the GS,SL etc. I really hate how my SL get scratched and how it shows on the glossy plastic patches. Why Stöckli would not use the same material as in the X series I do not know.
 

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I was considering adding the GS to the quiver but I think I will hold out and direct the money towards lift passes and diesel. AX+SR+SL is about everything I will ever need this season with no trips to Italy and France, i.e. no wide well groomed blues and reds where I can let the GS rip.

Another reason is I hope they will redesign the GS for 2022 with the same topsheeet as the current WRT ST which at least by the looks of it is more scratch resistant to the one on the GS,SL etc. I really hate how my SL get scratched and how it shows on the glossy plastic patches. Why Stöckli would not use the same material as in the X series I do not know.
I actually do not like the "nubby" top sheet textures they used from about 2016-2020. On the lighter colors that texture did kind of hide surface scratches, but much less on the darker colors. Also, it was easy for an edge cut across the top sheet to abrade and/or chop off the nubs. My Laser CX from 2014 has a much better top sheet texture that still looks brand new to this day. I appreciate that Stöckli does texture their top sheets, but the nubby version was a miss in my view.
 

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This season I start when I left off the last one with SL skis struggle..:ogbiggrin: But this one is a bit better because when I know I cant blame it on the gear, it is me where the issue lies.
For example, the SL skis punish instantly back seating, mine shoot under me like crazy in the more severe cases leaving me on my ass in the snow, puzzled and embarrassed. :ogbiggrin:
It gets even worse when the snow gets softer and uneven with dips, moguls, ridges etc. I get pushed, pulled, thrown off balance on the SL skis, get tired and frustrated and cry for mum.ogsmile
If you are having fore/aft balance issue. You can try moving the binding forward 1 to 2 cm. That will make the skis more neutral.

Alsotry skiing off the bottom of your feet rather than the top of the boot cuff.
 

Tony Storaro

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I actually do not like the "nubby" top sheet textures they used from about 2016-2020.
Did you already see the WRT ST personally? Any thoughts on their top sheets? I have only seen pictures and it looks matte and dimpled-quite nice. Very curious how it will resist/mask scratches.
 

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Did you already see the WRT ST personally? Any thoughts on their top sheets? I have only seen pictures and it looks matte and dimpled-quite nice. Very curious how it will resist/mask scratches.
I have seen the WRT ST up close and personal. I think that's a one-off and you will not see that across the Stöckli line-up. What you will see is the current AX/SX/CX new top sheet show up across more models in 2022. That's the typical Stöckli pattern of making the top sheet changes.
 

Tony Storaro

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What you will see is the current AX/SX/CX new top sheet show up across more models in 2022. That's the typical Stöckli pattern of making the top sheet changes.
That'd be very nice. For a red coloured top sheet of course. So it settles it, I will wait for the 2022 GS. Unless of course a ridiculously tempting offer pops up. :ogbiggrin:

Ever tried GS in 175? I am kinda reluctant to go this way but the guy from whom I am borrowing the 180 for testing has them also in 175 and hinted he might want to sell them and as he is a friend of mine I am at a sort of liberty to twist his hands.:ogbiggrin:
 

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That'd be very nice. For a red coloured top sheet of course. So it settles it, I will wait for the 2022 GS. Unless of course a ridiculously tempting offer pops up. :ogbiggrin:

Ever tried GS in 175? I am kinda reluctant to go this way but the guy from whom I am borrowing the 180 for testing has them also in 175 and hinted he might want to sell them and as he is a friend of mine I am at a sort of liberty to twist his hands.:ogbiggrin:
Are we talking the FIS ski or the regular Laser GS? I have skied the regular GS and it is a cheater GS with a lot more tip cut than a competition ski. The 175 GS ski could be a fun ski, but it's almost sacrilegious to call it a "GS" ski at that length (unless you're a junior racer). ;)
 

Tony Storaro

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Are we talking the FIS ski or the regular Laser GS? I have skied the regular GS and it is a cheater GS with a lot more tip cut than a competition ski. The 175 GS ski could be a fun ski, but it's almost sacrilegious to call it a "GS" ski at that length (unless you're a junior racer). ;)
Yeah, the regular GS. Indeed 175 kinda defeats the purpose, that's why I am not extremely eager to pursue this.
 
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