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WTB new Kastle MX88 in 188cm

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 

Wonder if I have to wait until next year to find a pair. 

post #2 of 25

Check the Gear Swap section here.  A fellow bear has a pair for sale now.

post #3 of 25
Thread Starter 

Thank you. I am hoping for a new pair, but i will ask to see if that can be a fit too.

post #4 of 25

I wouldn't worry about buying a used pair.  Kastle's build quality is second to none and their skis hold up very well.

 

Mike
 

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Originally Posted by alponj View Post

Thank you. I am hoping for a new pair, but i will ask to see if that can be a fit too.



 

post #5 of 25

honestly, nothing wrong whatsoever with used skis, in this case, I know Greg and I know his ski's. These are minty and barely used. Its a great deal. Kastles are built so well that unless you feel the need to have brand new boards, jump on these.....

post #6 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thanks for suggestions.

One worry i have is that Greg's BSL is 335 and my boot is 340mm. He did mention that this can probably be taken care of with 'forward pressure adjustment', but i'm not exactly sure exactly what that is. I only know that the back of the binding can be moved backward, never thought about the heel piece.

If i knew my boot would deff. fit the bindings without re-mounting, (his is already a second mount), i would deff. consider buying his skis.
post #7 of 25

Jesters have lots of room for adjustment in the heel and your 340mm boot should fit no problem.  Just have Greg back the binding off and measure to make sure your boot will fit.  If he can turn the heel of the binding back 5 clicks or more then your boot will fit.  Each click = 1mm of movement.
 

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Originally Posted by alponj View Post

Thanks for suggestions.

One worry i have is that Greg's BSL is 335 and my boot is 340mm. He did mention that this can probably be taken care of with 'forward pressure adjustment', but i'm not exactly sure exactly what that is. I only know that the back of the binding can be moved backward, never thought about the heel piece.

If i knew my boot would deff. fit the bindings without re-mounting, (his is already a second mount), i would deff. consider buying his skis.
 


 

post #8 of 25
Mike's probably right. I'd be surprised if there wasn't 4 or 5 mm of travel in the heel piece. I'm actually using a 336 bsl boot now. Old boots were 335, new Lange's are 336, this fact slipped my mind yesterday. I can check the "available clicks" in the heel piece tomorrow afternoon. I'm out of town until tomorrow afternoon.
post #9 of 25

I'd actually bet that there is at least 1-2cm or more of travel left if you boot was anywhere near the middle of the adjustment range for the Jesters.  The heel track is at least 5cm long on my Griffons and is the same on the Jesters.  The only way you won't have enough room for a bigger boot is if they are right at the back already for the 336mm boot.
 

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Originally Posted by gregmerz View Post

Mike's probably right. I'd be surprised if there wasn't 4 or 5 mm of travel in the heel piece. I'm actually using a 336 bsl boot now. Old boots were 335, new Lange's are 336, this fact slipped my mind yesterday. I can check the "available clicks" in the heel piece tomorrow afternoon. I'm out of town until tomorrow afternoon.


 

post #10 of 25

340 won't be an issue.  On both skis the heel pieces will both move 8 clicks back and probably about 10, I stopped at 8.  Pictures attached.

 

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post #11 of 25
Thread Starter 

Thanks for posting photos and checking the track for my boot fit.

 

One observation fI have from the 1st photo. The binding mount seems to be very far back on the ski. More so than on both of my old 187 x-screams and another old salomon 192cm ski.

 

Is this a normal mount? Does it look so because of the longer 336 boot size extending the heel binding way back into the ski? Or maybe a tilted angle of the photo?

i'm just a bit worrited that it will it be more difficult to initiate a carve when the binding is farther back this way. Thanks.

post #12 of 25

This is a normal mount.  It may look a little odd because of the way the skis are leaning against the wall.  Nothing irregular otherwise.

post #13 of 25

My apologies but after looking these over, I've decided to keep these.

post #14 of 25
Thread Starter 
Ok, np. I was actualy considering a purchase, but will now most likely wait till next season to get them new.
post #15 of 25

Greg, hoping you might be able to help me out.  I noticed you had a pair of MX88 that you decided to hang on to earlier this spring and I was wondering if you have been on the MX78 and noticed a huge difference.  I've had the pleasure of using the 78's (in 176 and 188) in Salt Lake the past three years and really enjoyed them.  I want to make a purchase and can only find a pair of 78's that are in a 176.  Most of their use will be in PA and east so I'm not sure the added width is necessary but I'm looking for as much feedback from others that i can get before I spend the $$.  thanks for your input.

post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by kl1030 View Post

Greg, hoping you might be able to help me out.  I noticed you had a pair of MX88 that you decided to hang on to earlier this spring and I was wondering if you have been on the MX78 and noticed a huge difference.  I've had the pleasure of using the 78's (in 176 and 188) in Salt Lake the past three years and really enjoyed them.  I want to make a purchase and can only find a pair of 78's that are in a 176.  Most of their use will be in PA and east so I'm not sure the added width is necessary but I'm looking for as much feedback from others that i can get before I spend the $$.  thanks for your input.


As a Pa. based skier who has the MX88 in a 178, if you can grab the MX78 for reasonable $$$ I'd say go for it. They both ski with very similar characteristics, and, from my demo time on the MX78, it, too, is a great ski. I wanted the MX88's for trips to larger mountains, and, I have a narrow waisted carver that is used more often at home. I can't see the need for a length over the 176 as both skis perform so well at speed, making a shorter radius ski easier to maneuver.

 

The choice is a tough call....and both will give you a ton of performance.

post #17 of 25

Hi, I'm a dealer in the Kastle brand and have skied both extensively. Out west the MX 88's are a lot more fun then the 78's. I feel like the 88's have a little more energy overall than the 78's, while the 78's are a little "quieter" and sometimes less work than the 78's. Is there a huge difference? No, either one will be great, you just need to decide, am I looking for more all-around west and east ski (88) or more eastern specific with a balance toward groomer performance vs off piste (78).

 

Richard

 

We don't have any longer leftovers (just new 2012) in either model (current demos, but need those for people to demo this season)

post #18 of 25

Thanks for your input.  I'd prefer the 78's but I can only find them in 176 and I'd like a little bit longer stick.  I'm an upper end intermediate but run 6'2" 215, maybe I'm wrong but I worry a little about spending that $$ on 176's.

post #19 of 25

Agreed, with your size I'd get the MX88 188. Can get you new ones (2012), don't know of any older or demo's out there.

 

Richard

post #20 of 25

I will ask the rep if he knows of any longer MX 78s

 

Should get some word by Monday

 

Richard

post #21 of 25

That would be great.  I'd prefer the 78's in a 184 if at all possible.

post #22 of 25

There are a used pair of 188cm MX88's with Marker Jesters on eBay right now. 

 

Mike

post #23 of 25

If you can't get those used 88's, I won't have word from the rep until early next week on the 78's. He's in meetings in Austria with Kastle all week.

 

Richard

post #24 of 25

Thanks, I'm going to pass on the 88's and hold out for the 78's even if I have to wait another year.  Appreciate all your help.  Joe

post #25 of 25

Joe, call me at 724-355-8027 and I can give you details on new MX78s (I have located a 184 for you)

 

or email @ rab0295@hotmail.com

 

later,

 

Richard

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