2/28/2020 Conditions were pretty perfect. Bluebird day with some leftover fresh snow. I took a lot of 2021 demo skis out in the early afternoon. I skied each on the same 2 runs in Big Sky: a steeper blue (I think it was ungroomed that day) and the upper 3/4 of a black mogul run with sparse trees. No hardpack.Can you compare/ contrast the nela 88 and 96? What were the conditions when you demoed? I'm looking for a new all mountain west in the spring ski. For reference my daily driver is Laser AX in 161.
My first experience on a Stockli was the Nela 88 (160) and I was in absolute heaven. I noted it was "nimble, smooth and best in test" The Nela 96 (156 or 164) notes say "confidence, stable glider, would like to ski in powder". My personal preference was the 88.
To add, in the 88 category I demo'd Santa Ana, Kenja, Black Pearl. Others were Volkl Blaze 94, Blizzard Sheeva 9, and Head Kore 87W