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Just got back from Alta. Had a great 4 days of skiing on my new Kastle FX94's.

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Just went to Alta with a buddy and have another friend who lives there.  Skiied my Kastle FX94's all 4 days.  Was a little bummed because I also brought my Line Mr. Pollard's Opus and should have skiied them on the last day but grabbed the FX94's because wasn't sure the snow was going to be deep enough for my Opus.  I however did have a ton of fun on the FX94's and it has become my favorite ski.  My buddy took this video of us on the last day.  Thought I'd post a link to us skiing so everyone could get a look at how the FX94's handled 6-8" of fresh snow.  All the stuff on the video was on 35-40 degree slopes.  High Rustler, Greeley, Eagles Nest, Stone Crusher and some other stuff I didn't get the names of.  Check out the FX94's at work:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjfRYaVLK6Q

 

Thanks,

 

Chuck

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Good job with the video.icon14.gif  You guys are strong skiers.  It's not easy to get sustained, coherent footage on such steep terrain when most folks are busy just surviving.smile.gif  Is that glade at 5 minutes Eagle's Nest?

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Hey thanks for the compliment. Yeah I came from Michigan so my lungs and legs were burning. My buddy doing the video is an extremely strong skier. It was fun having a tour guide to take me to all the great runs st Alta. Snowbird and Alta are my 2 favorite mountains. And that is coming from a guy who lived in Aspen for 3 years.
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Great video indeed! this is a nice footage! Glad you had so much fun with your FXs

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Good job with the video.icon14.gif  You guys are strong skiers.  It's not easy to get sustained, coherent footage on such steep terrain when most folks are busy just surviving.smile.gif  Is that glade at 5 minutes Eagle's Nest?

Yes that is the glade at Eagle's Nest.

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Oooh, I am going there next week. I won't be skiing that high on the mountain though as I'll be following my barely-intermediate son around.

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Oooh, I am going there next week. I won't be skiing that high on the mountain though as I'll be following my barely-intermediate son around.

 

Put your son in lessons and go have fun.  You will both enjoy the experience a lot more and he'll end up a better skier for it.

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Son in a lesson: great advice. He may make a new friend and it should also enhance the experience for both of you for the remainder of your stay. Alta rocks!

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Alta ski school is great.  My daughter was Level 4 at age 7 the first time.  She was hunting powder in the trees at the edge of blue groomers after the first day with an instructor!  She learned in the southeast so that was her first time out west.

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Just went to Alta with a buddy and have another friend who lives there. Skiied my Kastle FX94's all 4 days. Was a little bummed because I also brought my Line Mr. Pollard's Opus and should have skiied them on the last day but grabbed the FX94's because wasn't sure the snow was going to be deep enough for my Opus. I however did have a ton of fun on the FX94's and it has become my favorite ski. My buddy took this video of us on the last day. Thought I'd post a link to us skiing so everyone could get a look at how the FX94's handled 6-8" of fresh snow. All the stuff on the video was on 35-40 degree slopes. High Rustler, Greeley, Eagles Nest, Stone Crusher and some other stuff I didn't get the names of. Check out the FX94's at work:

Great video and great skiing , do you mind me asking your stats and what length you ski , as I have a pair of fx94 , which I just skied for the first time on a backcountry tour in France , I found them quite stiff and difficult to press into a short turns on the steep slopes , on the easy aspects they were awesome , so I think it's my technique rather than the ski being "too good" for me , but would be interested to compare numbers
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Just went to Alta with a buddy and have another friend who lives there.  Skiied my Kastle FX94's all 4 days.  Was a little bummed because I also brought my Line Mr. Pollard's Opus and should have skiied them on the last day but grabbed the FX94's because wasn't sure the snow was going to be deep enough for my Opus.  I however did have a ton of fun on the FX94's and it has become my favorite ski.  My buddy took this video of us on the last day.  Thought I'd post a link to us skiing so everyone could get a look at how the FX94's handled 6-8" of fresh snow.  All the stuff on the video was on 35-40 degree slopes.  High Rustler, Greeley, Eagles Nest, Stone Crusher and some other stuff I didn't get the names of.  Check out the FX94's at work:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjfRYaVLK6Q

Thanks,

Chuck
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Originally Posted by scblurlt View Post

Just went to Alta with a buddy and have another friend who lives there. Skiied my Kastle FX94's all 4 days. Was a little bummed because I also brought my Line Mr. Pollard's Opus and should have skiied them on the last day but grabbed the FX94's because wasn't sure the snow was going to be deep enough for my Opus. I however did have a ton of fun on the FX94's and it has become my favorite ski. My buddy took this video of us on the last day. Thought I'd post a link to us skiing so everyone could get a look at how the FX94's handled 6-8" of fresh snow. All the stuff on the video was on 35-40 degree slopes. High Rustler, Greeley, Eagles Nest, Stone Crusher and some other stuff I didn't get the names of. Check out the FX94's at work:

Great video and great skiing , do you mind me asking your stats and what length you ski , as I have a pair of fx94 , which I just skied for the first time on a backcountry tour in France , I found them quite stiff and difficult to press into a short turns on the steep slopes , on the easy aspects they were awesome , so I think it's my technique rather than the ski being "too good" for me , but would be interested to compare numbers

 

Sure I am 5' 6" and weigh 165 lbs.  My Kastle FX94 is the 176 length.

 

Chuck

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Thanks . I am also 5'6" and 165 lbs ,so that rules out that excuse for my crap skiing but I do love the ski , and will just have strive to master them !
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Thanks . I am also 5'6" and 165 lbs ,so that rules out that excuse for my crap skiing but I do love the ski , and will just have strive to master them !

 

I'm sure you ski fine.  Probably just being hard on yourself.  I am not some great skier either.  I just go out and have fun.  That is what it is all about.

 

Chuck

post #14 of 14

Chuck great video and am inspired to go ski there! Really nice conditions and range of terrain!

 

FX94 look perfect for that kind of snow and although you could have used the Opus can't see them being nearly as good an allround choice for that day. Had almost teh exact same conditions my last day on the FX94 demo's I had was one of my best ever and was really impressed with how they deal with mixed conditions. Really an impressive ski but not one that immediately wow's you. Need some time on them and challenging terrian/ conditions to really appreciate them.

May have stated it already but what's your height & Weight? I'm slightly torn on sizes at 6ft 180lbs between 176 and 186.

Cheers!

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