I'm not convinced it's not a bad tune. This:
...sounds an awful lot like being on a ski that's badly tuned, not a ski that's too much for you. I'm a pretty average skier and when I demo something that's too advanced for me, it can feel like a lot of work, it's not fun, but it doesn't feel like I have no control over the skis, and that they suddenly start going off in their own direction. The only time I've felt that--a feeling kind of like being on nordic skate skis for the first time, if you've ever done that--was when I had a bad tune.
According to these reviews, the Laser AX doesn't sound like a crazy amount of ski. http://www.epicski.com/t/133391/review-2015-stockli-laser-ax
Also, it's sold as an all-mountain ski, I don't know why a poster above calls it a GS race ski. Stockli doesn't and the Epicski reviewers don't make it sound like one.
I demoed the Stockli Laser SC, which is supposed to be more like a GS race ski (a recreational version) last weekend at Sun Valley and absolutely LOVED it. On paper it seemed like too much for me--I've never even skied a men's/unisex ski--but the guys at the SV demo shop told me they even put beginners on it. I'm really interested in trying the AX based on my SC experience, since it sounds more versatile.
There is so much good advice in this thread, but alot of it is conflicting.
So I'm going back to the slope this weekend, and I also have a lesson lined up..
I've never had an experience with a "Bad tune" How can I determine if my tune is bad? Do I have to take them to a shop to check? How will they know and do they charge?