Pros: Very Versatile All Mountain Ski
Cons: None for Me
The Coral Snake was only built for 2 years and then decisions were made to reduce side cut measurements and the new Snakes were moving towards the Park. My guess is that the configuration was too radical for the mainstream and they split the difference and made the Rotor 84 instead.
At 122 the Coral has almost the same shovel as the Stockli Laser SL (120), giving it an effortless initiation into a carve. The 88 waist brings it firmly into the realm of Mid Fat stability. And the 110 tail is recovery friendly. It skis shorter than it's measurement because of the twin tip, so a 188 rides at about 177/180 etc.
It was billed as Freestyle twin tip with All Mountain capability but it is really in a world of it's own and you can ski on anything with the right input. Think of Hidalgo vs. Secretariat. These skis have to be approached as a respected equal vs.taming the beast or riding a runaway train. The more you work with the skis, the better they respond. They love long GS turns on groomers and easy rolls in tighter confines. They will whisper over pack, float in powder and throw away crud. And even with their lighter fiberglass and metal configuration vs. wood, none of the legendary Stockli stability is lost in the mix. Just remember to shorten your stance on steep terrain where you need fast rolls and don't force your edges when the terrain gets bumpy or the 111 tail can catch and kick out hard. Just let them ride!
Definately for advanced to expert skiers.
Binding system - I opted for the Neox 412RS (the lightest Neox). I know the bindings well and I can adjust them center to forward depending on the skis I am using. Right now I'm riding about 1cm. forward. At 6' 1"/210 lbs that works best for me.
Construction - Sandwich - Glass Fibre - Titanal - Synthetic Core - Glass Fibre - Titanal - Twin Tip. Sintered Base
I can honestly say that these are one most rewarding pair of skis I've ever ridden. They can handle anything you take them down regardless. Work with them and fully commit and you'll enter into a new world full of technical opportunities!!
Side Cut 122/88/111
Length 166cm = 18.2M radius
Length 177cm = 21.2M radius
Length 188cm = 24.2M radius
Sizing - Body Height - minus or plus 10 cms.
Price New in 2007/2008 $1,159 without bindings
Now out of production but Tom at Denver Wholesale Skis (DWSkis.com) in Limon, Colorado - who is the go to man for the fullest range of brand new Stocklis in the US market from the latest back to 2002 - had a few brand new pairs in wrap as of January 1, 2012.