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Stockli Rotor 84s

post #1 of 12
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Hi,

 

I'm a reasonably experienced skier (been at it for my whole life) and I'm looking and getting myself a new pair of skis. I've been offered a pair of Stockli Rotor 84's from last season (guy skied them less than half a dozen times before deciding he wasn't going to keep them) at a very good price. I was just wondering if anyone had practical experience with these skis. I spend a lot of my time on groomed runs with trips into light glades when I can. I enjoy playing around in the park for a few runs every day when I'm with friends but I'm not overly serious about it (maybe a quarter of my time is spent in there at best). I would go with something narrower but my skis are used a lot for kiting on the lakes once they freeze around here and it's not uncommon to end up in some knee or higher powder if you're out shortly after a good snowfall.

 

I'm reasonably big at around 6'5" and 97-98kg, but I've been skiing on 170cm skis for a few years and every time I've demoed longer skis, while I love the speed, above 180cm I really notice how much less I can throw them around...

 

If you think these skis are completely inappropriate, feel free to suggest another choice. I've got a connection to the local dealer, so I can get a big discount on most Stockli models which is why I'm considering them (any other way they'd be miles beyond my budget).

 

Thanks!

Lqd

post #2 of 12

 BUMP, hi and welcome, I know nothing about these skis but hopefully the bump will help bring it to the attention of someone who does.

post #3 of 12
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Anyone have anything to say on the subject? Or are these skis so rare nobody's tried them?

post #4 of 12

Can't help with the Rotors but owned and have skiied Stormrdier XL, XXL, Laser SC and Laser SX and all were above average in their class.

post #5 of 12

hello, I bought a pair of the rotor 84 skis for my son this year. They are two years old, but just the graphics have changed in the last couple of years. They are 162 cm size, he is 14 and weighs about 150 lbs. He skied them for the first time this past weekend and really liked them. He kept skiing backwards on them, as they are twin tips.I researched them and they are really good skis. They are an excellent all mountain ski and hold really well on ice. Real skiers website has a review and gave them an excellent rating.

 

I would reccomend getting them if the price is really good. I paid $400 for the skis and bindings. They were 2 year old demos that were never skied (essentially brand new). For your size, you should ski the longest size, I think that is 177. The review said they were ideal for tree and glade skiing. They are very torsionally stiff and relatively stiff for a twin tip ski, which makes them good for an advanced skier, and less of a park type soft ski. They seem like a really well made ski, as all Stockli's are.

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Originally Posted by bttocs View Post

hello, I bought a pair of the rotor 84 skis for my son this year. They are two years old, but just the graphics have changed in the last couple of years. They are 162 cm size, he is 14 and weighs about 150 lbs. He skied them for the first time this past weekend and really liked them. He kept skiing backwards on them, as they are twin tips.I researched them and they are really good skis. They are an excellent all mountain ski and hold really well on ice. Real skiers website has a review and gave them an excellent rating.

 

I would reccomend getting them if the price is really good. I paid $400 for the skis and bindings. They were 2 year old demos that were never skied (essentially brand new). For your size, you should ski the longest size, I think that is 177. The review said they were ideal for tree and glade skiing. They are very torsionally stiff and relatively stiff for a twin tip ski, which makes them good for an advanced skier, and less of a park type soft ski. They seem like a really well made ski, as all Stockli's are.

 

This is good to hear. The pair I've been offered are last year's model in the 177cm size (graphic's a bunch of pixels, which I actually like more than the poker theme or this year's black and white with STOCKLI written as big as possible), they were hardly skied, the seller just didn't like them. This year there's a 180cm size that replaced the 177cm, at least according to the Stockli site..

 

Thanks for the information, there's virtually nothing out there about these skis (at least, nothing longer than a few words)...

post #7 of 12

When I was considering them I  had a hard time finding much on them.  I am a memeber of Real Skiers site and they had a review on them and called them a superior ski. I found a few other threads on them, but not much useful info. Most Stockli's are very good, so I figured they would be a good ski. They are Stockli's park ski, but  they really aren't a dedicated park ski, I saw them described as a top level half pipe ski. Not sure if that is good or bad, but Real Skiers considered them an excellent all mountain ski, good edge hold, and easy to ski. That sounds perfect for Northeast all mtn ski. If you wanted soft, deep snow, max performance, I think there are better skis, these are only 84 mm wide, and I don't think have any rocker in them. I will try them some time this winter, but my son likes them a lot, so I am happy.

 

I think they would be an excellent choice for the skiing you describe. They have some back bone and won't be to soft for someone your size, they should be just about right.

post #8 of 12
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I ended up getting them (such a good deal I couldn't refuse, and they hardly looked like they had been used), and now I'm just waiting for the snow to settle in (I'd rather not find out how rock-resistant the bases are my first time out). I'll try them out as much as possible when we get some decent snow and post back here with my impressions.
 

post #9 of 12

Good for you, I think you will be happy with them. Looking forward to hearing what you think of them. Maybe I can get my 14 year old to say more than "I like em, Dad" and I'll post more info.

post #10 of 12

My Dad asked me to say what i like on the skis. I enjoy thee comfortability and flow that these skis offer, and they are VERY forgiving. jk.gif They hold an edge well and can handle speed.I enjoy them very much and can safely say that tey are one of the best skis i have ever skied on. icon14.gifcool.gif

post #11 of 12
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Thanks man! I may get the chance to ski on some rough, groomed, easy runs this weekend if the hill opens before the rain starts coming down. How did you find them stiffness-wise? Do they push back when you try aggressively turning or do they just let you go? If you've tried, how they act in between trees?

 

Good skiing!

post #12 of 12

They aren't as stiff as race skis but slightly stiffer than average skis. I felt a slight push back while turning aggressively, and sadly i have not had the chance to ski in trees as there has not been enough been enough snow. Thanks for asking though.smile.gifcool.gif

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