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Kastle LX82 172cm

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I know this is condsidered the low priced -  light  weight - low performance ski line from Kastle but for 165lb, 65 yr old, level 7-8 skier I find the LX82 a great  bump, groomer and "hasn't snowed much lately" ski. Skied at Big Sky this week with cold light snow. It did not chatter at 35mph on hardpack. It was not deflected in a few inches of crud on crust or soft snow in the trees. It held an edge without much problem in late day, skied off, steep faces. I could probably have been just as happy with the next size up but when these became availble from another bear I just could not pass them up.

My guess is the next wider model in a longer length would be a great all mountaun/powder ski for those of us who think long and soft may be abetter powder ski than shorter and fatter.

The LX82 is a nice balanced ski that will provide all the performance needed for 90% of the skiing public - and on top of that it looks good while it does it - no skulls, no bulls, no flowers just a nice simple (dare I say classic) look that will not get old over time.

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Oh my gosh, I skied the LX82s today in Steamboat and L-O-V-E-D them.  I'm a 135 lb., 5'4" advanced skier.  I use Rossi S7's as an every day ski, which works well at Alta, but I've been interested in getting a pair of skis to actually do some carving on groomed runs.  The S7's are masters of pretty much everything else.  As far as performance, all I can say about the LX82s is WOW. 

 

Now my only gripe is the fact that no one seems to discount them -- and they are pricey.  Just in case anyone reading this knows of any 164 cm LX82s on sale: please contact me!
 

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The demos from last season moved very slowly, at least from my observation. I picked up a mint set of 180cm for $500 and in reality I overpaid. I hope to pick up LX92 in a 184 this year, but I fear availability will be way down because this line doesn't sell that well due to being the 'what you need but not what other people tell you' ski.
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hi, wondering where you found the kastle 82 demos

thanks, neville

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Originally Posted by clynesn View Post

hi, wondering where you found the kastle 82 demos
thanks, neville

From Skiershop out of VT on EBay.
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How is the Kastle LX82 in powder?

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Originally Posted by cholce View Post

How is the Kastle LX82 in powder?

Better than a narrower ski, not as good as something wider. You really need to focus. SQUIRREL!!! 

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Part of the answer relates to your definition of POWDER. If POWDER is three feet of untracked-unpacked snow then the answer is a strong NO but if six inches of fresh snow over a settled base is your idea of POWDER then sure, the LX will work with good technique.

Phil's right, but to offer an additional comment -  The LX 82's total surface area is about the same as some of the original powder skis. The waist is narower but the tail and shovel are wider and the big shovel will help in fresh snow. The flex is soft enough to help some too.

I certainly do not hesitate to jump into some untracked snow or ski ungroomed trails with my LX82s but I use a 98 waisted ski with a mild rocker when it's really snowed a lot.

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How is the Kastle LX82 in powder?

 

 

 

Lol...

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