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2016 Stöckli Axis Pro...?

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Have any bears tried out them yet?...71mm underfoot, slalom sidecut, wood core, no metal, medium flex, slight tip rocker, sidewalls and low DIN system bindings...sounds like a good fun frontside ski for light weight folks.

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$799 including system bindings at skis.com. It seems like a great deal. Some light-weight brave souls should pick them up!!! It sounds like a real fun all day carver ski.
http://www.skis.com/Stockli-Axis-Pro-Skis-with-None-Bindings/408375P,default,pd.html

On a side note, Stöckli currently offers some great frontside options and coverage. For example:
- The CX, the Axis Pro, and the SC (see below)
- The SX, versatile SL/GS combi. Zoom zoom ski.
- The SL (66mm), cheater SLs. Fun skis.
- The AX (78mm), AM carvers. Very nice. Very solid.
- Then there are, Scale Alpha, Beta and Gamma skis that cover mid-high 70's, new for 2015-16

Below is just some rendering on three slalom like carvers from Stöckli. Caveat...this is based on what I have read. I haven't demoed them yet.
- CX: 122/68/100. 12.8m R at 164cm. Full camber. Sandwich construction and sidewalls. Metal laminates. Softer than the SX.
- Axis Pro: 124/71/108. 11.8m R at 163cm. Soft tip rocker. Sandwich construction and sidewalls. NO metal. Perhaps softer than the CX judging by reviews and construction.
- SC: 122/72/103. 13.5m R at 163cm. Soft tip rocker. Sandwich construction and sidewalls. Metal laminates. Softer and more slalom-like than the SX per Realskier review.

...Snow scapels coming in different shapes and sizes. You gotta love the Stöcklis.

Note: I'm not paid by or associated with Stöckli in any away, but just an avid fan. smile.gif
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I've also found a great deal for the Stöckli Axis Pro (€360) and I'm wondering if it's worth it.

They're marketed as "all around" skis, but seem to be very piste focused, quite narrow and with a very short radius.

Plus, I've seen them classified as "beginners" skis (sometimes intermediary).

 

I'm currently an intermediary trying to level up, so I was looking for, let's say, "advanced" skis to give me that push (but not those which require world-class technique, cause I don't have it yet). Thus I want skis that are not simply fun, but also challenging to ski on (so I can learn to ride the big boys).

 

I'm also wondering how stable it is (considering the geometry [biggest size is 170cm, I'm 180 pounds] and lack of metal) and how it would handle some powder...

 

Do you think the Axis Pro will be a nice fit? Or is it too "beginner-friendly", forgiving, low max speed, etc?

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