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2013 Stockli Y85 177cm - Page 2

post #31 of 41

Continuing the saga.

 

I managed to fondle a pair last weekend, and spoke to the guy about demoing three skis (Y85, VXL and Stormrider 95) when we do our week in August.  Still looking for that "go anywhere, do anything" ski for trips abroad.  I imagine the 95 is going to be too wide for my preference.  Just hand flexing the Y85 shows they certainly have a tail that will hold up through a carve.

 

I'll be able to demo the 177.  With the early rise I'm a little torn between that and the 186.  I'd be interested in how Whiteroom found the 177 length-wise, and whether he'd opt for the 186.

post #32 of 41
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......I managed to fondle a pair last weekend, and spoke to the guy about demoing three skis (Y85, VXL and Stormrider 95) when we do our week in August. .....

 

Fred from the Stockli Shop?  If not see him in Jindabyne

 

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.......Still looking for that "go anywhere, do anything" ski for trips abroad.  I imagine the 95 is going to be too wide for my preference.......

 

I've owned the Stormrider XL, still own the XXL (my everyday go to ski) but if I was in the hunt for a replacement for the XXL I would most likely go to the 95 over the VXL and would be happy to leave a powder ski at home (unless heading to a powder mecca).

post #33 of 41

Yep, it was Fred.  Dropped into the store, had a long chat and tucked away one of his cards.  I'm trying to set it up so I don't have to drive back and forth from Thredbo.  Things might work out that way, or they might not.  Depends on conditions and whether Fred skis that week.  Thredbo gave him a pass, so he's waaay more likely to ski Thredbo this year. 

post #34 of 41

Fred scamming for a pass..roflmao.gif  well there is something new.

 

Also don't believe the hype, Stockli skis are not all that big and burly, so challenge yourself and try a longer length.  Eight years ago I was happy dinking around on 170cm skis, now my all round sweet spot is 178-184cm and I have some chargers at 188cm.

 

Don't stress too much about the drive down from Thredbo, used to do it all the time to get my boots tweeked by Richard when he was next door at Eiger.

 

I'd love to be able to justify getting the Stormrider 95 myself, but I've dropped $$$$$$ on Kastle BMX 108, DPS Wailer 105 Pure, assorted Vist plates and bindings and two sets of tech bindings in the last 18 months, so its time to spend more on actually skiing.

 

Now just waiting for Ullr/Huey to do his stuff.

post #35 of 41

Yeah, but it's a mid-week pass, which no doubt serves Fred's purpose.

 

He'll have the 177cm to demo, and I would probably opt for the 186 given their relatively tight turning radius and my intended use for them, but we'll see how we go.

post #36 of 41

Anybody else have an opinion on this ski?

 

Been searching the web and have found very little except the promo video.

 

How would this ski compare to the Brahma ?

 

 

Any opinions would be helpful?

 

Thanks

 

CJ

post #37 of 41

Anybody with any feedback?

 

Thanks

 

CJ

post #38 of 41

I didn't get to demo these last winter.  Too much going on, and the road out of town was closed for part of our stay (the demo shop was in a nearby town).

 

I've spent some time looking around and Whiteroom's review is the best I've seen.

 

My take is they're a wider, technical, carvey ski with a huge, early rise shovel tip and a supportive flat tail. If you like slashing and sliding they're not the best ski to be on.  If you're looking to carve the mountain up, have the technical skills to work with the ski, and need one ski to do most things pretty well within that space, no matter what conditions arise, they'd be a good choice.

 

I remain interested in the 186.  Just need to give them a try as they're quite an expensive ski.

post #39 of 41

Funny enough, when I tried to demo these in Southern Vt earlier this year I got very blank looks from 3 different Stockli stockists.

post #40 of 41

I wish I could find a place to demo them in Utah; just for fun I'd like to compare them to my BBRs.

post #41 of 41

Snowbasin doesn't have them?   They've had other freakishly boutique items like RTC skis.

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