Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein has decided to sign a two-year contract with her existing equipment supplier, Atomic, despite testing Stoeckli products over the past few weeks.
“In the last three weeks I have intensively tested skis, boots, and bindings. There was a decision between Atomic and Stoeckli,” Weirather posted to social media. “I felt good and was fast on both brands, and on both sides there were startling insights. … Stoeckli has an incredibly powerful package, now I understand how Tina Maze clocked a 24 podium finishes in a season. I was torn and could hardly sleep.”
The 25 year old had seriously considered signing with Stoeckli when Atomic, her supplier over the past four seasons, made a counter offer that enticed her stay.
“This and more interesting ideas that are developed in the next few months induced me to stick to Atomic. I am 100 percent confident in the future here in the right place for the best equipment and am very happy for the next season!” Weirather exclaimed. She thanked Stoeckli for its patience with her as she made the choice.
Stoeckli brand manager Walter Reusser was understandably less than pleased with Weirather’s ultimate decision.
“The results (on Stoeckli skis) were really good. But Tina Weirather has opted for the tried and true, this is disappointing,” reacted Reusser.