2023 Stockli Stormrider 102 Skis
Stockli Stormrider 102 Skis
The Stormrider 102 is a jack of all trades all-mountain freeride ski designed to handle anything and everything, with an emphasis on soft snow performance. The Stormrider 102 is the new and revamped version of the older Stormrider 105. While not significantly different in shape and width, a number of subtle tweaks culminate into a smoother, more intuitive ski experience overall. The core and construction ultimately have remained the same. A lightweight wood core on top of which lay two sheets of titanal give the Stormrider 102 that signature smooth Stockli feel. No added cosmetic layers are added over the metal, but rather, the graphic is printed onto the metal which reduces the overall weight of the ski, improves scratch resistance and just makes the ski look super cool. The overarching characterizations of the changes made in this rendition of the Stormrider are essentially more playfulness, better edge hold and better floatation. The narrower waist width and more pronounced tail rocker in this Stormrider allow for better edge release and more playfulness overall. The tail also uses a new light weight polymer to reduce swingweight and increase maneuverability. and The new tip shape, provides more rocker and more effective edge when the ski is laid over which provide enhanced float and improved edge hold respectively. Despite a narrower width, this ski actually floats better than previous renditions thanks to the updated tip shape. If you enjoyed the Stormrider 105, you'll be sure to love the updated performance provided by the Stormrider 102.
- Sidecut: 135/102/125
- Radius: 19.8 meters at 182 centimeters
- Core: Light wood core
- Rocker Camber Rocker profile
- Titanal Laminates
- Freeride Tip and Tail
- Full Sidewall construction
- Solid Metal Edge
- Ability Level: Advanced to expert skiers
All-Mountain • Big Mountain • Powder
Absolutely! Although the Elan is an excellent ski, nothing compares to a Stockli. They are are close to a hand made production ski as you can get and the quality of the build, material and technology they use are industry leaders. I was skeptical too until I tested the Stormrider series. On your very first turn, you will feel a difference. So precise and damp and energy and rebound is incredible. The price is worth every penny!
1880 grams at the the 182 length.
My question is this. Having skied 10 days on these 102s, i like them so much I am considering buying a pair of the Stormrider 88s or 95s to replace my now aged piste skis. However, i noticed that your review of the stormrider 95 does not seem as positive as for the 102s. Is the flex pattern of the 95s / 88s sufficiently similar, to make them the equivalent of the 102s but with a narrower waiste? Many thanks
Hard to really not give a glowing review for any Stockli ski, particularly the Stormrider series. Really the absolute pinnacles in their respective classes from a performance and build stand point. The 88 is the stiffest out of all three, followed by the 95 then the 102. If you live in an area like Vermont or the Midwest where snow is not that copious, go with the 88 for maximum grip. If you live in area where you do see some consistent snow, go with the 95 as its wider foot print and slightly softer flex will give it more versatility in soft snow and off- piste terrain. Save the 102's for the big dumps!
What is the turn radius of the Stormrider 102 at 173 centimeters? i have the Stockli AR at 175 as my everyday front side and bump ski / woods ski when there is a few inches of snow in the woods on top of short choppy bumps. When it dumps, i plan on using my Stormrider 102's for Front side, woods and off pistie. i am 5'10/ 200 lbs. and wanted to know if you agreed with my thinking. When it is bullet prove back here in the east, i have a 175, 73 waist Nordica Doberman.
In the 173, that ski gets a 17.4-meter arc. I think the AR/102 quiver makes a lot of sense and will allow you the best of all worlds. It's pretty light, too, coming in at 1840 grams per ski in that length, so they are nice and agile to boot without losing stability or power. I'd go with the 173 over the 182 based on your stats and application. Have fun!