This past weekend I had the chance to try out a pair at Georgian Peaks in Ontario. The weather was clear, -8 C and the snow was machine-groomed granular.
The Stockli Laser SX 2015 is designed for all-mountain skiers, but it should be known more for its on-piste performance. It naturally felt most at home on the groomers and on hard-packed icey patches.
But there are other elements at play here. The ski is essentially derived from the Stöckli FIS Laser SX Ski Cross model.
Its construction features a racing graphite core that lends to a stiff, tight ski that maneuvers with the precision of a 3D printer.
The Laser SX is a carver’s dream, cutting lines exactly where you want it to go. High-speed stability is incredible, and its 12.6-metre turning radius feels well-suited to speed demons or those who crave on-piste precision.
In the glades and on ungroomed crud, the SX feels out of place. It’s too rigid for detours, it seems.