Hi Epic Ski Community,
I am about to retire my 2011/12 Volkl AC 50 as my East coast, hard pack/ice ski and was planning on getting the Kendos to replace them. On the other hand I have heard some great things about Kastles and found great deals on the BMX88 ($450), XX90 ($460) and LX92 ($420).
I've been on Kendos and but will not have a chance to demo Kastles and don't know much about their lineup.
I am 6-2, 215 lbs aggressive skier and hate to retire the AC 50s but their days are numbered. I always feel confident on them no matter how much polished ice can be found on the groomers. Looking for something that holds just as good of an edge but skis a little less stiff on firmer bumps.
My days on this ski would be @ Killington, Sugarbush and Hunter. I am not as worried about soft snow or powder performance since the quiver also includes Fischer Watea 98s @ 186 for the lucky days on soft snow/tree skiing in the east and Volkl Katana for days out west.
Could anyone tell me about the Kastle line up and which of these skis would be the best for me to consider? Again looking at the BMX88, LX92 or the XX90 James? I am assuming that the 88, 90 and 92 is the waist width but does the BMX, LX, XX prefix mean anything? Sorry if an answer can be found someplace else. Just let me know if there is another thread to check out.
Thank you for your reading my post and advice you could provide,