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12/13 Stormrider 95 vs 13/14 Stormrider 95

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Has anyone tried both who can comment on the difference between the two?

specs are:
12/13: 128-95-117
13/14: 131-95-120

So I know they're not the same. I'm just wondering if it's worth paying the premium for the newer model. I haven't tried the newer one.

I think I'd like to get a pair of 183cm 95s with some Look Pivots. I still love my older XLs and almost bought some XXXLs at one point. Finally time to add some more Stocklis
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I have both sitting right here in front of me. There is a definite difference in shape of the two skis, the previous generation is much straighter with less sidecut. Along with the shape, the 14 model has more rise in the tip and is a bit softer in flex. I didn't ski the 13 but the 14 is a very playful ski. 

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks. Sounds like the new one is the one to get.

 

What bindings are you using?

post #4 of 8
Stockli is marketing with Salomon for 2014, for that reason and the reason it is a damn good binding, I would piton the new Salomon Sth2 13 on them.
post #5 of 8

any news/updates on the new models?

post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 

game on

 

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
 

I have both sitting right here in front of me. There is a definite difference in shape of the two skis, the previous generation is much straighter with less sidecut. Along with the shape, the 14 model has more rise in the tip and is a bit softer in flex. I didn't ski the 13 but the 14 is a very playful ski. 

I haven't skied the 14, but the 13 in 183 is not what I'd call playful. Surprisingly easy to maneuver, way more than the old SS 89 mm, even more so than the 2013 VXL. And more forgiving than any Stockli I've had except for the Rotors; tip and tail seem a bit softer than the VXL, and 13 has actual early rise. Don't have it to look at right now, but think the radius is in the typical range for that width, 22-ish, that kinda thing. But heavy. Which is a good thing if you're heavier and want something that crud or rough snow fears at any earthly speed. I've landed on coral reefs at speed on them, no worries, barely noticeable. Less good if you're lighter, even with the same motives.

 

From what I've read, the new one is a horse of a different color, apologies to Wizard of Oz...

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game on

 

Very nice - color me envious.  Someday...

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