Back from Nubs.
I was only planning to ski an hour.
It was East wind, snowing hard and 25 degrees...cold on the face riding the chair.
I arrived at about 11 and the fat ski kids had cut up what was fresh completely.
The snow was a strange mix of man made ball bearings and new cold snow.
They only have two hills open, Snow Pro and Smooth Sailing, but they have manned their guns and they were actually having to dig out some of the guns on Smokey.
Plenty of snow to open fully next weekend even if it hits 50 Monday as forecast.
With low visibility and strange snow it took me a few runs to clear the rust out of my head and start to get my groove on.
I was skiing with Great Banana and a Zack the patroller so I was in fast company.
The RX's were just skis at first and the snow wouldn't take any real edge.
I ate some lunch and went out again.
By then it was scraped down to pretty hard stuff and the Kastles lit up.
The more I skiied them the more confidant I got that they would not do anything bad under circumstances that my Racetigers would complain about.
They need a tune and the tips are not nearly as strong as my Volkls or Elan SC's
They are not nearly as limp as my Race Stock Atomic LT's.
The faster I went and the more I tried to make them do the better they got.
I had planned for about an hour on the hill but I stayed over two.
I considered having them ground as the bases are a bit scratched.
However, scratches are mostly cosmetic and whatever bubble gum Mike put on them for storage made them very fast.
Grinding them would slow them down so I guess i'll just cut the sidewalls a bit and give them my 3.5 degree file plus 3 degree hone job.
Don't think I will go past 0.5 base bevel even though i ski my GS skis at 0.75.
It is clear already that the bases on these things are from the good part of the log.
Likewise, at 5'6" and 170 pounds these 176's have no speed limit.
They are a very forgiving ski and don't demo them on hard snow unless you can buy them!
A bit of skiing and snow completely covers the white Kastle logo ...... two folks on the lift asked me when Ducati started making skis.
A better opportunity to spoon out some real BS has rarely presented itself!
I'll be sure to mention that they have great Feng Shui.................................like I heard on Epic Ski.