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Stockli Stormrider Scot Schmidt 188 - help with buyer's remorse!!!

post #1 of 14
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So I ebayed myself a pair of Stockli Stormrider Scot Schmidts in 188. I ski mostly on the East Coast and was looking for a ski that could do pretty much everything, something that I could use other than my race stock slaloms and GS that could do deeper snow and woods but still rip groomed. I'm a racer and coach, 5'8" 170 lbs. and loved the Head Monster iM 88s in 186 but found they could use a little more oomph on groomed. But the width and feel were pretty good. I got a decent price on the Stocklis but my worry is that I'm in over my head and that the skis won't do trees as well as the Head 88s. I found the Heads to be as nimble as I would need and quite forgiving. Is the Stockli similar to the Head but with a bit more energy or did I buy myself a beast? Can the Stocklis be thrown around as much as the Heads?
post #2 of 14
Stockli is a great ski, but I think that they have this reputation for being very hard to ski. Not entirely true. They are not a beginners ski, but they are not a pro only type of ski.

You said you are a race coach so you should have no trouble. However, I can't comment on the tree skiing.

I'm looking at the same pair you just got so if you don't want them PM me. As long as you have not put bindings on!
post #3 of 14
You bought yourself a beast. Especially for the east. That said, a coach/racer should have no trouble taming it. I tried the 178 and it was wonderful but very focused and uniquely beefy. Dawgcatching recently reviewed the kinder gentler version, the XXXL, in 178, seemed to have roughly the same impression.

OTOH, go look at Ski Sharp's site, or RealSkiers, both of whom found it kinda nice. And I've seen good skiers on it in the east. For a blink as they rocketed by.
post #4 of 14
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http://www.skisharp.com/stockli_skis/SS_ScotSchmidt.htm

Obviously they're selling the skis but they do sound pretty good. The part about the softer tip is encouraging because it means that they'll still initiate turns with a bit of ease.

For a ski I'd be using all day, groomed performance is really important to me and they sound pretty good for that.

Thanks for all the help!

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Another thing, the review mentioned putting a Marker WC Piston Plate on the skis. Would that drastically improve performance or make them really heavy?
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by johnnysdg View Post
I'm looking at the same pair you just got so if you don't want them PM me. As long as you have not put bindings on!

I should have them in my hands this weekend so I'll let you know if they're really unappealing. But I'm thinking they'll be good.
post #6 of 14
D(C), you will love them. I wish I had a pair earlier in the month when I was skiing Whiteface.

You will end up buying more stocklis.

Try the Marker Jesters, they rock.
post #7 of 14
Terrible skis...


Send them to me.
post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
I'm planning to stick some old Rossi FKS 150 bindings on there and will do the whole brake bend thing. The only thing I'm wondering is whether the jig for those will fit on an 89 waist ski. Anyone have experience with that?
post #9 of 14
On mine, take the rubber grip feet off and it could go to ~92/95mm depending on sidecut, mount placement and BSL.
post #10 of 14
With some force I got an fks jig over my 101 wide Scotts, 89 should be no problem.

I've got Rossi 140s (PX version) with lifters on my Schmidts. Broke the plastic brake housing after an on-piste crash early this season, and have considered putting a spare pare of P18s on the skis instead. But I'm not sure I want to without putting some lift under them, like you I've got them for the days where I do a lot of skiing on groomers, and some lift is really nice there...
post #11 of 14
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So I have the choice between Salomon 916s or Rossignol FKS 155s to put on there. Which do I go with?

And the skis arrived. They look sweet! But huge...

They're definitely not as stiff as I thought they would be.
post #12 of 14
I would say go with whichever binding puts you closer to the ski. You have race skis, don't stack the bindings on your biggun. Keep the binding low and as surfy as possible.
post #13 of 14
Didint like this ski not to eager to change the turn raduis the DPs are more verstile while giving up some beef on groomers.
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by D(C) View Post
So I have the choice between Salomon 916s or Rossignol FKS 155s to put on there. Which do I go with?
They are both really good binders. You will have to bend the brakes on the FKS's.
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