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Stöckli Stormrider 88

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Dimensions:

Length (cm): 168, 177, 186
Sidecut (mm): 127-88-113
Radius (m): 16.9


Characteristics:

Terrain: 70% piste - 30% off-piste
Discipline: freeride / all-mountain
Skier level: advanced - expert
Stability: rock solid
Edge grip: superb
Edge switch: quick

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Freeride ski Stöckli Stormrider 88 2018

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Heyman's review: Advanced freeride skier

Advanced level freeride skier
Heyman's rating of this ski:

4 stars


Considering his skiers profile:

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Reviewer Heyman

"One-Ski Quiver: the ultimate ski that carves like a slalom ski, accellerates like a GS ski, is as comfortable as an all-mountain ski, cuts through chop like a freeride ski and surfs in bottomless powder like a fat powder ski. Impossible. But which ski comes closest?"

 SkillsLevel 13
 FitnessLevel 7
 SpeedLevel 12
 Length:178 cm
 Weight:85 kg

 


My favourite one-ski quiver:

1. Stöckli Stormrider 95
One-ski quiver Stöckli Stormrider 95

 

2. Atomic Automatic 102
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3. Head Venturi 95
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To all my reviews

 

Steady as a train on rails


The Stöckli Stormrider is not an easy ski for all circumstances. Its flex is quite stiff especially for a freeride ski. Therefore you could consider it an all-mountain ski, also for being only 88mm wide underfoot. But an excellent all-mountain ski for that matter. Put the Stormrider 88 on its side and the huge amount of edge grip kicks in and sets the ski like a train on rails. This ski will never drift 1 mm off its line, on hard pack or in softer snow. It hammers through chop and carves beautifull big turns on groomers. At high speed on a bumpy piste the Stormrider 88 is difficult to control though and it lacks alittle in playfulness. That's the only reason I can not give it a 5 star rating.

Who is this ski for...

The Stöckli Stormrider 88 is made for advanced and expert skiers whose first priority is stability and do not mind the lack of playfulness. A damp and heavy ski that asks quite a lot of physical effort from the skier, but gives a whole lot in return as well. If you want a ski that is more nimble and playful, still has that "train on rails" feeling, but adapts better to bumpy terrain, have a look at the Stöckli Stormtider Motion.

Stöckli about the Stormrider 88

"A true all-rounder: Its stable construction and specially adapted waist make skiing pure pleasure in any terrain", according to Stöckli.

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