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post #31 of 41

I can't say enough good things about my Stockli Laser SX in 178cm as a frontside 17m radius carver (I'm 5' 10", 172 lbs)!

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post #32 of 41

I demoed the green Y ski in Les Gets France in February on the same day as the Elan Apex. It was really cold and the groomers had untouched hard corduroy. There was also some softer snow and bumps off piste. I generally like a ski that can carve big GS arcs but also be quick on and off piste. As always, every skier is different, but I felt that the Apex blew the Stockli away in every respect. The Stockli wasn't as quick edge to edge in short turns on the groomer or in powdery bumps, and it struggled to dig into the firm corduroy. The Apex seemed to be more fun, stable and much better able to dig into the firm snow. 

post #33 of 41

Stockli sounds like a good sized operation.

I have no idea how many skis, say Rossi or Salomon makes a year, but 50,000 skis a year sounds like a lot of skis. 

 

post #34 of 41

With both Alpine and Nordic and other brands including Volant, Dynamic, Salomon (Nordic and Alpine) and Armada, Atomic has an annual production approaching 1 million pair.

 

post #35 of 41

Hey Guys!

I am looking to buy Laser SC 2012 model. Can someone advise what length would be the best for me? I am 5'7"(172 cm) / 175 lbs. Probably 7-8 level skier out of 10.

Also, would like to use plates for binding setup. Which Vist plates would add less stiffness to these skis in your opinion?

thanks for your comments

post #36 of 41

I have an older model SC with the 63mm waist.  What hasn't changed is the purpose of the ski, which can be skied in a SL to somewhat longer length (it is between a SL and GS ski in performance).  So your question is really about what kind of turns you want to make.  My guess is that the 170cm will be fine.  If you want to just ski SL-type turns on a small hill all day you could go as short as a 163cm, but I'd easier go longer if you like vary your turn radius. Unlike the FIS models the Laser SC is really easy to ski and won't tire you at all.  

post #37 of 41
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Originally Posted by nikopir View Post

Hey Guys!

I am looking to buy Laser SC 2012 model. Can someone advise what length would be the best for me? I am 5'7"(172 cm) / 175 lbs. Probably 7-8 level skier out of 10.

Also, would like to use plates for binding setup. Which Vist plates would add less stiffness to these skis in your opinion?

thanks for your comments

I love this ski. I also have the older 63mm waist model. I don't want to comment on length being 6'2" but as for plates call Tom at Norse house 802-297-1755. They are the importer I believe and he knows the product. Whatever plate you get, I would get one with the higher front. I have the 15-11 which is 15mm in front and 11mm in the back.

 

Johnny

 

post #38 of 41

 

 

vxl 2013

 

126-87-111 (180)
 
15.1, 17.6, 21.2, 24.6
 
160, 170, 180, 190

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post #39 of 41
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"Since every pair of Stockli skis is handmade, production is limited to about 50,000 pairs per year"

 

I  love that quote. How is consistency achieved without the use of ANY machines?


Pride in craftsmanship and attention to detail? Worked to establish the Swiss watch as the gold standard of timepieces! ;-)

 

In any event here's a cool online preso about the construction process...

 

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post #41 of 41

I imagine a lot of the manufacturing process for race skis is similar, with the well financed entities being able to afford the better quality equipment for cutting and measuring.  Stockli seems to spend a lot of time and cost in the critical few areas of the process for all their adult recreational skis too (quality control of the cores, 3 days drying for moisture control, quality of presses, quality of the flex and other adjustments from the presses, time curing in the presses, and finishing).  Surely most manufacturers will claim to do something that is more beneficial to the finished product than the competition. 

 

Stockli simply puts out a product of very high quality.  Then they manage the distribution worldwide so no market is "flooded" with the skis. The company is relatively small although certainly not in the "Independent" category.  It can't "buy" World Cup racers like Atomic and HEAD.  But it does have the $ to sponsor a few WC races each year (Tina Maze is doing well) and they have the ski cross competitions covered with enough medals to keep the marketing for their performance skis going for a long while in Europe.  More importantly, the products are consistent and the business model is profitable. 

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