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Kastle's on sale at The Clymb

post #1 of 26
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Some pretty good prices on these pricy skis.  You need an account to see the deals, so here's a screen shot of what they have:

 

 

Here's the link if you have an account: http://www.theclymb.com/all/6574/kastle


Edited by tball - 10/1/13 at 10:00am
post #2 of 26
Yeah, I'm pretty excited about this sale. Might have to pick up a pair of FX94s or LX92s. Anyone know if either model was changed a lot between this year and last year and if I'm missing out on anything new?
post #3 of 26
they are out of the FX94 in 176 :-(
post #4 of 26

FX series added early rise and some more metal.  no changes in LX

post #5 of 26
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they are out of the FX94 in 176 :-(

 

My bank account is happy, though.  I don't think I would have been able to resist if they were still in stock.

post #6 of 26
Exactly, and my wife is happy to.
post #7 of 26
Truth be told I picked up the LX92s from Nfp158 last week. 2 Kastles in 1 week would be hard on the pocketbook.
post #8 of 26

that FX84 would have been a fun ski but there's no room in the inn here......  sadly....  I picked up the MX83 and the LX92's.  

 

FWIW- you can still get LX92's on STP with coupons for a little under $500 shipped in 174's. They are 10/11's but no difference. 

post #9 of 26

If they'd have had MX83's in 173 I would have pulled the trigger for sure.

post #10 of 26

thats not gonna happen but I'm sure Dawg or others here who sell Kastle would love to assist you! ;)

post #11 of 26

My $650 is ready and waiting...

post #12 of 26

I saw that.  Why am I a private school teacher?

post #13 of 26
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thats not gonna happen but I'm sure Dawg or others here who sell Kastle would love to assist you! ;)

 

Thanks Finn! 

 

Yeah, those closeouts listed above are all old models.  The BMX series returns with new graphics, but the FX is significantly upgraded (new tail, more metal, early rise) and as nice as the old ones were, the new models ski like they have 5cm more length in terms of stability, and more grip, yet are easier to initiate.  LX92 is gone for 2014, if I remember correctly.  The old MX88 is also on that closeout list: it is quite good, basically the same as the 2013 and onward (current) model, so that is your best deal from that list, or at least the one that I would pick!

post #14 of 26
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My $650 is ready and waiting...

 

waiting for another 300 or so to buy a mx83?  

 

 

again dawg takes plastic......:D 

post #15 of 26

dawgcatching,  I've got a question for you about the FX94.  I'm in the east and have a pair of MX88's, 168cm.  I love them except when I'm skiing trees and bumps in northern VT, which has me wishing the MX88 was more flexible and a bit quicker to turn.  I was thinking of picking up a pair of the FX94's for just northern VT trips.  Do you think the FX94 is what I'm looking for?  If so, would I be better off trying to find the older version with less metal?  I'm afraid the 2014 with more metal will be similar enough to my MX88 that it's not worth it.

 

Of course, it's probably just that my technique sucks :)

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post #17 of 26
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dawgcatching,  I've got a question for you about the FX94.  I'm in the east and have a pair of MX88's, 168cm.  I love them except when I'm skiing trees and bumps in northern VT, which has me wishing the MX88 was more flexible and a bit quicker to turn.  I was thinking of picking up a pair of the FX94's for just northern VT trips.  Do you think the FX94 is what I'm looking for?  If so, would I be better off trying to find the older version with less metal?  I'm afraid the 2014 with more metal will be similar enough to my MX88 that it's not worth it.

 

Of course, it's probably just that my technique sucks :)

 

Wait for Dawg, but looking at their MX83 review, lots was said about excellence in bumps & trees. 

post #18 of 26
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The LX92 is still listed on the Kastle site: http://mobile.kaestle-ski.com/index.php?id=92&type=1&productId=46&skipIndex=2&skirangeId=8&cHash=a48a32ac814b141e9055ea2f5233bc5a&type=1
Wouldn't know if their shipping though.

 

not sure if they have changed their site to the 2014 product line.  

post #19 of 26
Tempting - three different friends sent me the link - but $600 for skis with no bindings is probably not in the cards for this year. frown.gif
post #20 of 26
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not sure if they have changed their site to the 2014 product line.  

 

or they are still in the catalogue until the distribution chain is empty.

post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by TheArchitect View Post
 

dawgcatching,  I've got a question for you about the FX94.  I'm in the east and have a pair of MX88's, 168cm.  I love them except when I'm skiing trees and bumps in northern VT, which has me wishing the MX88 was more flexible and a bit quicker to turn.  I was thinking of picking up a pair of the FX94's for just northern VT trips.  Do you think the FX94 is what I'm looking for?  If so, would I be better off trying to find the older version with less metal?  I'm afraid the 2014 with more metal will be similar enough to my MX88 that it's not worth it.

 

Of course, it's probably just that my technique sucks :)

 

I do think the FX94 is easier to initiate vs. the MX88, but not significantly. The real difference in these skis is more in the tapered tip: one slices through junk snow better than the other, and one, being 2cm longer and a bit stiffer, is more powerful in bigger turns.  I would say if you are looking for a better off-piste ski, the FX94 is it, but the FX84 might actually fit the bill better.  I skied both the 84 and 94 in junky hardpack last spring, and the 84 was easier.  Obviously, if the snow is deeper, the 94 wins.  

 

As far as ease of use specifically, there isn't much difference.  But, for ease of use off-piste, in challenging conditions, I would take the 94 over the 88.  In better snow, I like the extra stability and energy of the 88; the 88 might have more top end and more upper limit than the 94. Not sure if this is due to length, or what.

post #22 of 26

Thanks for the advice, dawgcatching.

post #23 of 26
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Thanks for the advice, dawgcatching.

 

You are welcome! 

post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

not sure if they have changed their site to the 2014 product line.  
The site is now updated and as suspected by Dawg the LX92 are not listed.
post #25 of 26
Thread Starter 

The Clymb has 20% off for four hours only this morning.   ENTER PROMO CODE 4HOURSONLY AT CHECKOUT

 

Those are some of the best deals you'll see on Kastles if they happen to have the ski and length for you.

post #26 of 26
If anyone is interested, I am selling a pair of Kastle MX 88s in 168 length. Used barely 5 days . Too many skis in the closet. Best offer PM me. Thx
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