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Middle ski for stockli quiver - Help!

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My quiver (race skis excluded) will have Laser SC and the newer 101mm waist Scot Schmidt Pro. These two skis are a done deal .I having second thoughts about the middle ski. I was going to get the VXL but now I'm thinking the 101 schmidt will be too close so the xxl at 80mm seems a bit more logical.

 

I'm 6'2' 260lbs so the stocklis always served me well. My concern about the xxl is that its an iso core and I've never ownen a stockli other than the wood core. Also concerned about the xxl having a speed limit.

My concern regarding the vxl, aside from it too close in size and radius to the ss, is that it may not be too good in bumps. I'm not the kind of skier that seeks out the biggest baddest bumps but I do l like to ski them.

 

Thanks in advance to all who reply!

 

 

Johnny

 

  

post #2 of 7

I like the VXL a lot a very nimble ski for its size. 

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Phil, you don't think its too close to the ss pro in my quiver?

 

Johnny

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Phil, you don't think its too close to the ss pro in my quiver?

 

Johnny


While the VXL might be closer to the 101 in size, it doesn't feel like a 88 wide ski. The VXL has that wide carver/GS feel to it. Thinking about what you want it to do, I think there will be more of a hole in the quiver going 80mm than the 88 that the VXL is. The 80 will be more hard snow biased and closer to the SC, where the VXL will be a bit more versatile and better on that late day crud where the 80 can still get pushed around and the 101 is too much. At 6'2" 220, you are no dandelion, you need some ski under you. 

post #5 of 7

Johnny, check my distribution on 2010 Active Quiver thread, p. 3. Similar issues.

 

You definitely don't want the XXL as it's their foam core model of the XL, unless I'm thinking older models that have changed in the line up.

There is a speed limit to the XL only in as far as that it has a 43mm sidecut from waist to tip and while not extreme, it's turny. Stockli has models with 10mm less that are faster, larger radius.

 

The Stormrider series (do they still call it Stormrider) of models have a pretty stiff tail. Tough in bumps if you ever get back on them is all.

 

And Phil's right about different models filling different needs within that lineup, beyond the waist demension.

 

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I had the xl. Great ski but definitely a speed limit and no so great in crud. Actually seemed like an intermediate GS ski.

 

If you guys have any suggestions for the middle ski that is not Stockli, let me know. I'm open minded. Just keep in mind my size.

 

 

 

Thanks for the advise.

 

 

Johnny

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Johnny,

 

For the east coast I'd think the longest VXL will work out ok. You already know about the VXL.     Other skis?  There are quite a few stiff skis that a big guy can use.  I loved the Volkls I demoed last year. Don't laugh, but the Rossi Classic 80 Ti (or whatever it is called) is a really nice do everything ski even though it is "moderately" stiff like all their stuff.  There is really nothing wrong with it.  I generally don't like "ski instructor" skis because making 15 MPH round skidded turns doesn't do it for me, but the Rossi was really good at just about everything.  I have no idea how the biggest size would work for someone who weights 50 lbs. more than me.

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