This past Christmas my wife asked me what I might want and I said only one thing, a pair of Stockli Stormrider XL (194cm) skis (2005 model, new). I had been watching them on the Denver Warehouse Ski website for almost the last year. I was always expecting them to disappear into someone else's grasp. Luckily I got them and I really do like them. I like them most for their stability. I am however somewhat puzzled by the fact that they lasted that long. I also see that there are two more pairs of the same length listed at the website for $379, which is what my wife paid for them. I'm wondering why they are still there? Reading posts here and at other sites posters most often site how good the Stockli skis are and that they seem to have a certain mystique about them. One poster on TGR listed the Stormrider XL as the best ski at that waist (75mm). Doesn't mean that he knows any better but no one was seeming to disagree with this statement or his list of other great skis. Is it that the length is too much, or is it that they have a reputation for being too much ski (I didn't find this to be the case, although I was a little nervous the first time I took them out)? Or is it more likely that there are just too many other good skis out there now? But still the price for that ski just seems too good. I did see a pair of Fisher RX-9s (180cm) with bindings recently for $379 at Skiers Outlet and within a few days they were gone, certainly a lot faster than these Stocklis. Anyone have any other ideas why this ski is hanging around unsold or do you know of any other "classic" skis out there for a decent price that just aren't selling?
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2/26/07 at 5:27pm