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Reviewers' score
15.3

Stöckli Stormrider 97 reviews 2017

PROSKILAB™ reviewers' comments

High-performing, comfortable, versatile and well balanced, the ski stands out for its all-round qualities. A real Swiss knife, it will take you anywhere, on all terrains and snow conditions and in all types of ride, without shining in any particular area. It requires little engagement, even if initiation is a little slow. However, once into the turn, the performance is smooth and the grip excellent thanks to its stiff tail.

Off-piste, it planes well and pivots easily in deep snow, while rides through crud and difficult snow are consistent with this category.

When you step up the adrenalin at high speeds or on steep slopes, the ski remains highly efficient, even if it's not quite up to the standard of the H95 or the Mantra.

Once again, the reviewers were full of praise for this ski, ranging from "a good ski" to "a very good ski". Versatile, accessible and adaptive, the Stormrider invites intermediary riders to improve their technique. We recommend this model for good skiers who want to make progress both on and off piste and for very good skiers who're looking for versatility on all terrains.

Review: Pros

  • A well-balanced, consistent ski
  • Comfortable and generally agreeable
  • Tolerant and smooth
  • Excellent piste/off-piste versatility

Review: Cons

  • Some reviewers regretted a certain lack of character

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
13.8
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
16.3
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
15.5
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
16.3
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
13.8
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
16.3
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
15.5
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
15.3
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
14.5
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
14.8
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
15.5
Freeride - Flotation quality
☆☆☆☆☆
14.5
Handling in powder
☆☆☆☆☆
16.3
Performance on hard snow
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Freeride - Performance on hard snow
☆☆☆☆☆
14.5
Any ground comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
14.5

Who's it for?

Intermediate+ → Excellent

Manufacturer's remarks

The Stormrider 97 is the new backcountry category star. Its feather light weight combined with dual Titanal plates give it excellent ascent qualities and a maximum of fun in rides down.

Features of the Stormrider 97

Brand : Stöckli
Model : Stormrider 97
Year : 2017
Family : All-Mountain back
Size tested : 186 cm
Tip size : 128 mm
Waist size : 97 mm
Tail size : 118 mm
Radius for the size reviewed : Not available

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Reviewed by PROSKILAB™

in La Clusaz, France, March 2016