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Stöckli Stormrider 85 2018

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Best ski 2018

PROSKILAB™ reviewers comments

We've been keeping an eye on the remarkable progress Stöckli has made with its all mountain models for several seasons now. This year, the Swiss brand carries off the "best ski" awards in these categories, with a special mention for the excellent Stormrider 85. Easy to handle and tolerant, it responds to a touch and is extremely forgiving. Its versatility got warm praise from the reviewers: the ski is happy on all terrains, including rough snow and crud, where it stays extremely smooth. The perfect one-quiver ski, it adapts to all conditions and whatever choices a rider makes. Skiers can ski wide slide turns smoothly, but can also take on steeper slopes thanks to the ski’s incredible energy and excellent grip. It’s the ideal All Mountain 70% piste/30% off-piste for carefree cruising along the groomed trails or to go off-piste when the conditions are right. Highly recommended by PROSKILAB for good to expert riders looking for a model that’s both energetic and versatile.

Review: Pros

  • Very accessible
  • An energetic, responsive ski
  • Fast and easy turn initiation
  • Incredibly satisfying
  • A real all-rounder
  • Great stability off-piste, even in rough snow conditions

Review: Cons

  • A relatively demanding ski both technically and physically
  • Requires more physical engagement in short turns

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
15.5
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
16.3
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
16.3
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0

Who's it for?

Good → Expert

Manufacturer's remarks

The most versatile choice for ladies looking for a high-performing but light ski underfoot (Super Light Core construction). In short, a ski that’s equivalent to the 88. Incisive on the piste but incredibly happy in the powder.

Features of the Stormrider 85

Brand : Stöckli
Model : Stormrider 85
Year : 2018
Family : Women's All Mountain 70/30
Size tested : 167 cm
Tip size : 128 mm
Waist size : 85 mm
Tail size : 110 mm
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