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Stöckli Laser SC review 2020

Best ski 2020

PROSKILAB™ reviewers' comments

The Stöckli Laser SC is well-known to the Proskilab testers and often ranks very high in the test. This year, it won the “Best Ski” award in this category.

Performance is great. The ski is lively, it enters the turn quickly, and flexes easily, but not excessively. The edge hold is excellent, the ski is grippy, very precise, and “very responsive.” The rebound at the end of the turn is dynamic without throwing you off balance.

The ski we tested this year seemed a little more comfortable in skidded turns than last year’s model. The testers liked that the ski could smoothly transition between skidded and carved turns.

What impressed them the most though was the stability and smoothness of the ski. The Laser SC stays “well-positioned,” in contact with the snow, calmly carving an arc in the snow and efficiently absorbing all the contours of the terrain. It makes you feel safe and “in control” in all situations. We should point out that it does not require much effort for a ski of this category.

On the other hand, at high speed, it loses some of its awesome power. The ski becomes unstable and edge grip is less solid.

It is an excellent ski for this category, which focuses on performance as well as the enjoyment of the skier. We recommend the Stöckli Laser SC to a wide range of skiers from advanced to expert.

Review: Pros

  • Overall performance
  • Intuitive
  • Accessible, easy to control
  • Easily transitions from carved to skidded turn
  • Requires little effort
  • Stable, smooth, absorbs uneven terrain

Review: Cons

  • Limited performance at very high speed

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
Stability/turning performance
Short turn performance
Long turn performance
Skid turn performance
Snow contact
Soft snow fluidity

Who's it for?

Good → Expert

Manufacturer's remarks

A sporty all-rounder that offers great performance in virtually all conditions on the groomers. Featuring the Tail Flex Control technology, the Laser SC can be skied with precision and confidence in both short and long turns in soft snow conditions as well as on hardpack. You'll enjoy every run, as the ski is always ready to adapt to how you are feeling and what you want to do. The Laser SC is at home on all types of runs and is the perfect companion for all your skiing adventures.

TRT: Torsion Racing Technology: Lengthwise cuts at the tip and the tail ensure more control and forgiveness from the ski. Helps improve carving skills.
SST: Sandwich Sidewall Technologies
SOC: Size Optimized Construction: Construction and length are size-optimized. The core is tailored to the size, weight, and technical ability of the skier, depending on the category. Performance is adapted to the athlete’s level.
FEC: Full Edge Contact: The ski is wider at the tip. Easier and faster turn initiation. Better edge grip.
TFC: Tail Flex Control: A rubber insert in the tail of the ski that adds a comfortable drift feel at the end of the turn and better control.
Graphite racing base

Features of the Laser SC

Brand : Stöckli
Model : Laser SC
Year : 2020
Family : Carvers
Size tested : 170 cm
Tip size : 123 mm
Waist size : 72 mm
Tail size : 104 mm
Radius for the size reviewed : 14 m

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in La Clusaz, France, March 2019