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Quick ski opionion please Kastle BMX 98 vs DPS Wailer 99

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Hi guys-

looking for a daily driver for Utah/Colorado skiing-

giving up my Kastle MX 88 and looking for something easier to ski that I don't have to push so hard....been skiing for 30 years but slowing down a bit with bad knees and not pushing things

 

no trees or bumps or sidecountry....just a 45 year old guy wants to enjoy a leisurely day on the mountain ! (hope that is ok with you hardcore guys)!  I do want a ski that will respond and hold up to the few times that I push....but that will be the exception.....stick to single blacks and blues these days and just wqant to have fun !

 

Thinkng Kastle BMX 98 (loved my mx88) or the dps wailer (but not sold).... i realize the differences in materials and technolgy between the skiis....just want to know "how" they ski if that is possible and how they compare to each other in stiffness, turning, etc  - I am 5'11 - 185lbs used to be a good skiier....never been on a rockered ski, or a carbon ski, or a ski without 2 metal sheets !

 

 

 

Thanks in advance

post #2 of 5

I haven't skied the Wailer.  

 

I do enjoy my BMX98's.  Fun in any condition (mainly off-piste), not too aggressive, but stable and solid in steeps and bumps.  Good float in the tip too. It doesn't beat me up like skis that are stiffer, especially in skied out bumps. 

post #3 of 5

I'd have to recommend against the Wailer.

 

Unless you like the sensation and look of big tapered tips flapping while you tool around the hill, the wailers are meant for a more off piste skier.

 

The Kastles are a fine ride, but maybe expand your range to include a more on piste ski that has a bit of extra tip rise like the Experience, or comparable.  

 

I love my MX 98s but they are murder when you hook a tip, that few millimeters of extra rise may slow the turn initiation, but trades off with a much more forgiving less hooky tip.

 

My head still hurts from hooking a tip at 15 mph while distracted by pulling my jacket zipper up fully.  My rockered skis have never hooked like that.

post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 

I was interested in the Rossi Experience 98 but read in a few places/reviews that they were a bit stiff and needed to be pushed (same with Nordica Hell and Back).  Is that not the case ?

What  skis would fit the bill for a one ski quiver to ski out west with a bit of a rocker (that would be a better choice than the bmx 98 (that would be more on-piste) ?

 

Thx

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

I was interested in the Rossi Experience 98 but read in a few places/reviews that they were a bit stiff and needed to be pushed (same with Nordica Hell and Back).  Is that not the case ?

What  skis would fit the bill for a one ski quiver to ski out west with a bit of a rocker (that would be a better choice than the bmx 98 (that would be more on-piste) ?

 

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