• HG Skis Stinger 2015

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      • Review by Upstate_Willis on Jun 01, 2016 @ 1:51 PM
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      • Reviewed Ski Size: 178 (125-96-125) Review:

        If you are looking for the perfect east coast ski look no further. Growing up at Whiteface I've learned how to ski a ice rink rather than actual snow. Which in the past has resulted in me buying stiffer skis over a soft ski to make up for the all mountain aggression you'd usually want to have. How ever, my biggest surprise about the Stinger is how well the skis ski out side the park. Its just wide enough for when you gain a foot or two of snow to rip the trees well enough for your average park rat. The Camber of the skis are way to much fun when ripping side hits and bombing the groomers, which is where I enjoying skiing these skis the most. They don't chatter, which is a first for me in my prior park skis. There snappy response makes carving a dream, and for those tight rail parks you can really get to any feature you want to. Its nice to have a softer ski you can lean into and have confidence that it will carve and not flex out sending you flying.

        The best part about the stinger is the durability, non of my top name, big brand skis have lasted as long as my stingers. My first pair had 120 days on them lasting and entire season. My second pair has survived hood, a season, and are headed onto another summer at Hood. I have had 1 edge crack, and it ended at that. It did not spilt, it did not pull out, nor separate. Which is incredible considering I've been on a college budget ever since I started riding HGs. If I had to deal with the usual damage report of my past big brand skis I would just be broke, riding broke ass skis.

        I can't wait to try and purchase another pair for the upcoming season.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • Stinger
    • Manufacturer:
    • HG Skis
    • Year:
    • 2015
    • Gender:
    • Neutral
    • At A Glance
    • Terrain
    • Park
      Pow
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Flex
    • Soft
      Stiff
    • Camber
    • Cambered
      Rockered
    • Pop
    • No Pop
      Poppy
    • Stability
    • Jittery
      Stable
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    • Ski Size
    • 169 ( 125-96-125 )
    • 178 ( 125-96-125 )
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