If you are going to crash gates, you want skis that give you precision. Because an inch to the right means you take the gate to the crotch (yikes) and an inch to the left means you finish last. We will let you decide which is worse. But the point is neither is great. Switzerland-based Stockli makes some of the most precise fast skis in the business, and that is not all. The Laser GS loads potential energy into your turns, allowing you get seriously kinetic as you accelerate out of carves. Optimized for medium to longer radius turns, the Laser GS makes you ski like you are a Swiss prodigy. Or just a flashy, nearly out of control American.