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Stöckli Stormrider 88 2019

Reviewed by PROSKILAB
AWARD

AWARD

Best Accessibility/Performance!

PROSKILAB™ reviewers comments

Kendo's main rival, the Stormrider 88 lost its "Best ski" medal this year but remains a benchmark in the highly competitive All Mountain ski market with emphasis on the groomed runs.

On piste, the Stormrider 88 performs incredibly well. It's a docile, "consistent and enjoyable" ski that makes no demands of the rider, doing what it's told and giving its owners total confidence. It will perform well in every type of ride but is a bit more demanding in sliced short turns.

Off-piste, the ski does its job. It will literally go anywhere and is even happy in the crud. It glides very smoothly in powder, giving the impression of riding a wider ski.

The Stormrider 88 from Stöckli has once again confirmed its position as one of the best skis in this segment. We recommend it for all intermediate to expert riders who want a smooth-performing and extremely versatile ski.



Review: Pros

  • Consistent, predictable, reassuring
  • Efficient and nimble
  • Versatile
  • Behaves well off-piste
  • Cuts through the crud
  • Good float in powder

Review: Cons

  • Lacks agility
  • A good performer but has a slightly neutral character

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
15.2
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
18.0
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
18.0
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
13.8
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
18.0
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
16.8
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
16.0
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
15.5
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
15.2
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
16.4
Freeride - Flotation quality
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5
Handling in powder
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5
Performance on hard snow
☆☆☆☆☆
15.5
Freeride - Performance on hard snow
☆☆☆☆☆
15.0
All-terrain comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
16.0

Who's it for?

Intermediate → Expert

Manufacturer's remarks

Among the freeride models, this extremely versatile ski features sidewalls with a novel technology. The new Polywall sidewalls are ten times more resistant to shocks than traditional sidewalls, while offering the same elasticity. Lightweight for climbing up the mountain, the SR88 displays elegant behaviour in the powder thanks to its tried and tested construction and a Powder-Rocker.

Features of the Stormrider 88

Brand : Stöckli
Model : Stormrider 88
Year : 2019
Family : All-Mountain
Size tested : 177 cm
Tip size : 128 mm
Waist size : 88 mm
Tail size : 114 mm

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Reviewed by PROSKILAB™

in La Clusaz, France, March 2018