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165 cm Kastle MX 88 for powder in Jackson hole ? My son is a 130 Lb skier ? Will these work?

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My son Is going to Jackson hole to ski with his uncle , Wll the Kastle MX 88 work ?  He is 130 lbs and they lengtgh is 165 Cm ? I think , but very close he is 5 ' 4 " tall , I looked at the calculations, which say they will work , But I am not really sure , I don't want himto pack them to Jackson hole and not be able to use them , I understand the Uncle will ski the  back powder area ?

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It will be a 168 and I think at his weight and skiing Jackson ad if you mist put him on a Kastle, a FX94 in a 166 or even the LX92 in a 164 would be better options. 

post #3 of 6

Maybe BMX88.

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I'm assuming the OP is asking about that ski because he already has them and skis on them regularly.  Yes, they will work and yes there are better choices out there if your son indeed is skiing big powder during his trip.  I wouldn't bother buying a different ski for one trip especially if you don't seem to know what you want.  Take the 88s if that is what he is used to and demo some cool powder boards if the conditions get deep.

 

BTW, I've lived in JH for 23 years and don't know where the "back powder area" is!eek.gif  If it is OB, make sure that your sons Uncle is competent to be guiding your son back there and that he is part of a solid group maybe 2-3 experienced BC skiers and not just the two of them.  Otherwise I would hire a guide through the Mountain Sports School.

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OK  I will ask The uncle where they are going , The Kastles indeed are used here in washington at Snoqualmie ,Or crystal , We rarely have any true powder , Matter of fact I really can't ski pow because it is rare . Niether of us are use to  it , I did rent  94  MM waist Powder ski's at Crystal once , It is very easy to adapt on  a ski designed for the powder , And that Is what I wonder , If he will get enough floatation on the MX 88 ,Which we already own for the washington crud slush days, when the carving ski is not used ,The most common condition here is packed snow ,or mashed potato crud , Or he needs to rent some wider skis , So his short trip  in the pow is a good one ,What I am really getting at is , Will the MX 88s be just a miserable trip for him ?

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I see plenty of MX88s in the tram line.  I think it could be used as a one ski quiver, although the trend has been to go wider.  IMO the MX88 will work great on most in-bounds runs if it hasn't snowed big in the last 48 hours or so.  I'm skiing a lot on the Rossi E88 this season.  Does the Uncle live in Jackson?  If he does and has been here for more than a season, you might ask him.  I'm sure he has an opinionrolleyes.gif.  There are plenty of good skis here for demo if it snows.  There is no reason to have a miserable trip.  

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