In Depth Staff Reviews:
By: Matt M
Read our preview of 2021 Stockli skis
During our first full year of carrying Stockli, it didn't take long for the skis to make an impression on us. They're fast, well-built, and way too much fun. A couple skis turned our heads at 2019 Outdoor Retailer. For one, the Stormriders change a bit in the lineup of 2020 Stockli skis. The new 95 and 105 are slightly softer and lighter than their predecessors, with thinner metal. The result could be more play and better handling without compromising bomber grip.
Read our review of the 2020 Stockli Laser AR
A new ski fits into the trending "lightweight freeride" category: the Edge 100 Tour.
Here at the shop, we love the Laser AX as a beer league race ski. In fact it's one of the most fun frontside rippers ... Continue Reading
By: Matt M
Looking for the women's edition of our Skier's Gift Guide? Just click here.
Don't be stressed this gift-buying season. Why not? Because the skier in your life isn't.
He's calling in sick, hoarding credit card points and dreaming up escapades from Hokkaido to Zermatt. Yet for all his talk about ski equipment, epic days, and possible cat skiing trips, he'll probably suffer from a common affliction: the inability to decide.
This makes your path clear. Be his superhero and decide for him. How, you ask? By using our state-of-the-art ski-buying matrix, born from algorithms doodled on ski lodge napkins, espresso-fueled graphic design hauls, and lots—we mean lots—of gear testing.
Shopping for the powder chasin' rad dad? The Nordica Enforcer 110 will give him all the float and ... Continue Reading
By: Matt M
So you're sick of paying for health care and looking to make some extra cash in beer league or NASTAR racing. We get it.
Or maybe you just want to leave your friends with dust in their mouths. We also get that. And while we at Powder7 predominantly chase powder rather than charge groomers, we can appreciate a good frontside ripper like anyone else. Because "slow" signs are meant to be sprayed, right?
And the Best Carving Skis of 2019 are...
Pow7's Top Picks
Stockli Laser AX. Why we love it: Stockli knows how to make speed demons that ski smooth and easy. It sounds easier to do than it is. Who it's for: Never-racers who want snappy, fast groomer performance without pointless bulk.
Kastle MX84. Why we love it: Sick of hearing us talk about it? Find us a smoother fast ... Continue Reading
2020 Stockli Laser AX Description:
Some skiers, like us western powder-loving buffoons, sense hilarity in Stockli's description of the 78mm-waisted Laser AX as an "all-mountain ski". Want an all-mountain ski? We'll give you a Stormrider 95 or 105. Other skiers might ask what's so funny. Either way, one thing is for certain. The Laser AX slices and dices like the Swiss version of Emeril Lagasse. No, we don't know who that person is. But yes we want the Laser AX nearby if a groomer day is on hand. These skis make lightning-quick turns and balance precision with stability. Turtle Shell Comfort, notches in the topsheet metal, help the skis lock up when they're pushed hard and flex to allow for leisurely skiing. Few legit fast skis have that kind of skiability. For how fast they are, the Laser AX is surprisingly accommodating. They want to skied hard, no doubt, but they don't punish you if you're not channeling your inner Ted Ligety. So whatever you call them, race skis or all-mountain skis or steerable sleds, you're in for a heckuva ride. Similar skis: Head Supershape i.Titan, Head Supershape i.Rally.
2020 Stockli Laser AX Specs: