Pros: Lightness, manueverability and absolute control.
Cons: Trainwreck waiting to happen on Sierra ice. Have to be able to justify price.
Logged 10 Lake Tahoe-days on Kastle FX94 Chris Davenports in cold powder, packed/groomed powder and slush. Powder skiing is mindless and intuitive. (Never been able to say that before!). Skiing packed powder benefits with a little additional technique. I love the lightweight, responsiveness and controlability. You control the radius of every turn, regardless of pack or powder snow. These skis make trees easy and fun. Perhaps I have worn my wax off already, but slush was like a cable landing on an aircraft carrier. Next, I detoured to a shadowy area lower on the mountain and found myself in an ice field for 100ft at about 40mph. My life passed before my eyes. Slush and ice not...(read more)