I have found the reviews and advice here very helpful so I thought I’d try and give something back. I now own the above 3 skis so I thought I’d note down my thoughts.
Me = Im 38, 5'8", 81kg, 178pounds, been skiing 30 yrs, 20days a yr, ability 8.5-9/10.
162cm 162/70//99 14.1 degree radius
- I run a Vist Superlight plate (15mm?) with a Free 312 binding. Thus I only need 1 set of bindings for 3 skis.
- I mount them +1cm
- Nothing can touch them, they absolutely scream down the mountain. You could ski a Super G or Downhill course on them.
- On normal groomed slopes they fly. They are so quick to do short turns, yet if you really lean on the edge you can do big sweeping fast gs turns
- From my skitracks app I managed to hit 60mph on these. I ran out of balls before the ski did, they could have handled me going faster.
- In powder they’re not great as they don’t float
- They are also a rather stiff ski so you can get tired but I love them
- If you like to just ski groomed slopes I don’t think theres a better ski out there than these but a polite note they are demanding and aren’t for the faint of heart. I don’t think these are a one quiver ski but instead something awesome to pull out if it hasn’t snowed for a while
160cm 121/78/105 14.5 degree radius
- I bought these blind based on the reviews here. I choose them over the Blizzard 8.1 IQ Max. I bought them blind as living in the UK and skiing in Europe its difficult to demo skis properly
- When I first got on them they felt a bit slow compared to the SX. I also found them slower to turn (both quick short and longer faster turns)
- After a couple of days they came into their own. They didn’t turn as fast or as sharp as the SX but I did find them more stable than the SX’s
- Mind you I could go from hard pack groomed run, off the edge of the run and straight into knee deep powder easily.
- I’m average when it comes to skiing powder but these made life a lot easier. I now want to try some even wider skis as they have given me a hunger for powder.
- As I said I could find the speed limit of these. I bought the 160cm which I think might have been a bit short. My SX’s are 162cm and they say to ski those Stocklis short as they’re stiff. So I’m thinking I should have got the MX78 in the 168cm size (but then they might have been harder to do short quick turns and not as good in bumps?). I might hire some 168cm next year if I can find them..
- I also mount these 1cm forward but I’m not sure if that’s right. I might have a bit of a play with the normal/standard place setting
- One thing I did notice though is I skied the MX78 as hard as I did the SX’s but I wasn’t as knackered at the end of the day with the MX78’s. The SX do demand a lot more but they deliver.
- I can see why people say these are a great choice for a one-quiver ski and I’d definitely recommend them
163cm 63mm underfoot
- I bought these first then the SX’s
- They are brilliant on icey, hard packed groomers but then so are the SX’s
- They seem to turn even quicker than the SX’s but the 2 seem so close I don’t think I can justify keeping them both, thus I think I will sell them
- I have noticed tho is that mine are 2011’s which are 63mm wide underfoot but the current 2013 are now 72mm underfoot. In fact the 2013 SC model is now slightly wider the whole length of the ski than the SX