or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Kastle confusion?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

I am finding that the Kastle line of skis is hard to make a traditional choice from. Are all their skis for expert skiers? Seems like a recreational skier like me that mostly lives on the blue runs and skis relaxed should maybe look to another maker for a ski. What say you? Thanks...

post #2 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by GaryO View Post

I am finding that the Kastle line of skis is hard to make a traditional choice from. Are all their skis for expert skiers? Seems like a recreational skier like me that mostly lives on the blue runs and skis relaxed should maybe look to another maker for a ski. What say you? Thanks...
The LX, and FX series are where I would start.
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 

I went to the Kastle website and it read like a cross between a hang-glider technical manual and a wine-tasting magazine. Almost useless to most folks, I would speculate...

post #4 of 15

I'd say they probably hit what/who they're aiming for .......;)

post #5 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by GaryO View Post

I went to the Kastle website and it read like a cross between a hang-glider technical manual and a wine-tasting magazine. Almost useless to most folks, I would speculate...
Kastle has one of the most confusing overlapping line in the industry. Too much confusion creating information constipation. With the 10cm increments, it can come down to two...maybe three..ok four models that could work for you, then decide on what size you want.
post #6 of 15
LX is where you want to start and probably finish.
post #7 of 15

How about Kastle for light-weight skiers (women)?  (Not skis for cautious or clueless skiers, just in case your mind goes there;  I mean skis for light weight skiers.) 

LX and FX exclusively, or not?

post #8 of 15

The smaller sizes are made for smaller/lighter people - don't be afraid!

post #9 of 15
LF, please buy a pair of fx 84s in 168. If you like them, great. If not, you can sell then to me at a loss. Deal?
post #10 of 15

Ummmmmm, let me see if I can find a deal.  

post #11 of 15

OK, you find them.  I'll buy.

post #12 of 15

If it is anything like last year, the FX84 might go on sale on theclymb.com 

Wait for a 20% off coupon and you should be able to snag a pair flat for around $500.

post #13 of 15

FWIW, this year's FX is somewhat different - thicker metal layers, mild early rise, no cutout in the tail - than last year's, although same radius. Not sure which would be on sale, but suspect 2013 version. Not a whole new ski, but reviews suggest bit closer to a MX lite, which (of course) seems to put it squarely in competition with the LX line. Some may approve of the redesign, others may prefer the older approach, which had a really different snow sense to it than other Kastles.

 

That said, I suspect that the LX's will be the ticket for a good lighter skier who is more groomer oriented, while the FX's, new or old, are for same skier who is more off-piste oriented. But as Phil said, you'd never figure that out from the site. Try using it on a phone if you want to get the full experience.

 

My favorite site of all time, though, still is the reborn Blizzard site circa 2009, with all the murky Transylvanian imagery, stern looking cossacks, er techs, and disinclination to use numbers or words. Gave the distinct feeling they'd rather drive a stake through your heart than tell you about skis. And if you were any kind of a man, you'd wipe that smile off your face and help...

post #14 of 15
Bought my wife's LX82's from Powder7. People don't tend to thrash this ski, so demos are likely to be quite minty and you are set to go with the KTi system.

http://www.powder7.com/Kastle-LX82-Skis-172cm-Used-2013/for-sale
post #15 of 15

And I thought it was just me.

 

You're interested in a ski manufacturers product, go on line to learn something and there is a beautiful (sometimes) but complex site with basically no real info.  Many times there is no phone number and no address. 

 

Frustrating for this consumer and  I can't imagine it helps the manufacturer much.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ski Gear Discussion