Originally Posted by quickk9
I definitely agree that you should try before you buy. My experience with the Laser Cross (yellow ski, not Laser Cross Pro) is that it is one of the easiest skis I've had. I have no trouble skiing it all day and find it incredibly non-demanding. I'm 5'7", 170, 44 y/o. I haven't skied the other skis that Robscapes mentions, but I am amazed each time I ski the Laser Cross how easy it turns at low speeds, but never loses it's composure at high speeds. So, yes, do demo!
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Regarding the previous post, I couldn't agree more. The '07 Stockli Laser Cross(length 167) is the easiest turning ski I have ever used. My physical dimensions are about the same as quickk9's so maybe we fit the niche. The Laser Cross is also a very capable and versatile ski. I had a pair of Volkl 5 stars a couple of years ago but that ski is so overrated. The Laser Cross is more stable, faster turning, lighter, more lively, and is better in soft snow.
I disagree with Race510's assessment that the Laser Cross is not suitable for all day use. While it can be skied slowly and gently with no problems, it begs to be skied hard and fast because it is so capable! This truly is a ski that can be used by intermediates and experts as well! It is not as specialized as some of the other Stocklis and because of this, makes a great "All Mountain Ski".