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Heading to Jackson Hole in Feb. What demos to rent?

post #1 of 19
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Hey all. I'm heading to Jackson Hole in February. Me and my girl are bringing our boots but will rent demos for the week. Question is what to rent. We've never been out there and friends we are going with snowboard so they are no help. Any recommendations for something that will take us all over the mountain? Most likely won't be going out of bounds. Conditions will most likely being the deciding factor. Couple examples of whats available; Rossi S3&S7's, Line Prophet 98's, Pretty much whole 2012 K2 line. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.  

post #2 of 19

Kastle MX98.  If it dumps, Kastle MX 128.

 

Mike

post #3 of 19

First I'd go get the Kaestle's, but I'd also pick up the Dynastar Legend Pro 105 and the Legend Pro 115. It's a pick for JHMR that is biased toward traditional camber and early rise because of the huge mountain and typical harsh conditions. It would be an Austria / France comparison of models with the same mission. And a guy I ski with that is from Jackson Hole skis Kaestle so connecting the two is automatic rolleyes.gif if not scientific.

post #4 of 19
Thread Starter 

Anybody know of a shop out there that carry's Kastles you can demo for a few days?

post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by pthomas2011 View Post

Anybody know of a shop out there that carry's Kastles you can demo for a few days?



Pepi Steiglers, track down "SuperGaper" here on Epic, he works there and can help you out with the Kastles. There are some obligatory Bears you will need to hook up with there, Bob Peters, SkiinginJackson and TetonPowderJunkie all super guys and can show you around. 

post #6 of 19
Ptthomas:

Maybe tell us a little about what kind of skiing you like to do? Makes a little difference on what skis might be the best fit.
post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 

Basically looking for the swiss army knives of skis for out there that will take us around the whole mountain. Most likely will not be setting off looking purely for fresh powder so an all mountain ski for both of us is what I'm in search of. Love to ski anything and will most likely just be exploring what the resort has to offer. Ski mainly on the East Coast. We're both Intermediate/Advanced

post #8 of 19

questions and answers in correct order. forget everything I said, and most of the restrolleyes.gif. thanks B.P., protocol ignored, with bad result.

post #9 of 19

The below link is for Jackson Hole Sports and explains the rental options and costs. This location is right at the bottom of the mountain, plus they have a shop at the top of the Gondi. No Kastle's, but most of the usual suspects are available. You may be able to exchange skis, but, ask that question specifically. Know that finding a classic powder ski the morning of a dump is problematic! And say hello to Skiing-in-Jackson, he works as the boot fitting zen master in JH Sports. Pepi Steigler's is just a few steps away if you want to do Kastle's. And, for sure, the conditions that week will rule what's best. bob Peter's took several of us for a run one morning, and he brought his Head SL skis. Good snow hunting to you all!  Jackson is a most special place.

 

http://www.jacksonhole.com/plan-buy/rental/jh-sports-ski-shop.html

post #10 of 19

Rossignol S7's are always a solid choice

post #11 of 19

Yes, Pepi's can help you with Kastle, we carry pretty much the full range.

 

Though we don't have a 128 demo, my own 128 has demo Jester on it- so

if that's something you are interested in we can talk.

 

We also carry Atomic, K2, Nordica, Stockli, who are starting to revamp their all

mountain line after losing the plot for a while.

 

And all the stores at the village price the same, and you should be able to switch out

as much as you like, pending availability of course.

 

Let me know if you have any specific questions.

post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

First I'd go get the Kaestle's, but I'd also pick up the Dynastar Legend Pro 105 and the Legend Pro 115. It's a pick for JHMR that is biased toward traditional camber and early rise because of the huge mountain and typical harsh conditions. It would be an Austria / France comparison of models with the same mission. And a guy I ski with that is from Jackson Hole skis Kaestle so connecting the two is automatic rolleyes.gif if not scientific.

You clearly are skiing with Ernie, so you must get down the hill in good order.

 

That guy is pretty much the epitome of skiing if you ask me.
 

 

post #13 of 19

JH produces great skiers, and when a JH skier comes to Squaw Valley, we are grateful for the soulful addition to our community. Are there skis that have gained a good reputation in Jackson that are different than what might be popular in other regions? ie: Squaw in the last few years: Kuro, Bentchettler, Cochise and Bodacious, etc.
beercheer.gifHe rocks. gets down the hill mach schnell. I might hang for a lap or two if he's chillin'. more awesome cred for JH.

 

edit: to get Ernie's name out of the headlines; he is definitely a quiet and modest guy.

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Originally Posted by supergaper View Post

You clearly are skiing with Ernie, so you must get down the hill in good order.

 

That guy is pretty much the epitome of skiing if you ask me.
 

 



 


Edited by davluri - 11/18/11 at 8:57am
post #14 of 19

I was at Jackson Hole for the first time last January and I got to try some some demos from Pepi's.  Spent one day each on the Kastle MX98 and MX 108 (same as this year's BMX models), along with the MX 88 and the FX 94.  Great skis all with my favorite being the 98.  And the folks at Pepi's were all very helpfull and great to talk to. 

 

This is a really great way to try out some new skis. 

post #15 of 19

I was at Jackson Hole for the first time last January and I got to try some some demos from Pepi's.  Spent one day each on the Kastle MX98 and MX 108 (same as this year's BMX models), along with the MX 88 and the FX 94.  Great skis all with my favorite being the 98.  And the folks at Pepi's were all very helpfull and great to talk to. 

 

This is a really great way to try out some new skis. 

post #16 of 19

the MX and BMX models are not one and the same, not this year, not last year. it would be great to demo both, however, for that exact reason.icon14.gif

post #17 of 19

The MX 98 and MX 108 that I demoed last year both had the early rise tip and no metal.  From what I have read on Epic those skis are pretty much the same as this year's BMX line.  I think Dawg even stated something to the effect in one of his reviews last year.  At least, that's been my understanding. 

post #18 of 19

The MX 98 and MX 108 that I demoed last year both had the early rise tip and no metal.  From what I have read on Epic those skis are pretty much the same as this year's BMX line.  I think Dawg even stated something to the effect in one of his reviews last year.  At least, that's been my understanding. 

post #19 of 19

 I usually get my information by drilling the ski and haven't done that in this case. looked it up, no metal in the 2011, though the 2010 had two layers. my bad, thanks for checking it out

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