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.