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Anybody using the Kastle K12 Powerrail binding?

post #1 of 5
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If my MX78 sells I am going to purchase a pair of MX83's.  I think the 173 size will work better for me than the 176 on the MX78.  I can get a very good deal on the 173 MX83's but they come with the Kastle Powerrail binding.  I am a little skeptical about getting a ski with the powerrail binding.  I have only bought flat skis for myself and always have either Griffon's or Jester bindings.  I looked at the specs of the Tyrollia Powerail binding, which is what the Kastle is just with the Kastle name on it, and it says the height is 33.5mm.  I looked up the specs on the Griffon and Jester and it says the height is 22mm.  That is 11.5 mm difference which seems rather large.  What are the pros and cons of a raised binding like that of the Powerrail?  I can't demo them since no one in my area carries Kastle demos so don't want to make a back choice since they are so expensive.

 

Thanks,

 

Chuck

post #2 of 5

Have them on MX88. ski well , a little hard to get in in deep snow

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Originally Posted by Brad J View Post
 

Have them on MX88. ski well , a little hard to get in in deep snow

 

Thanks.  I won't be using them in deep snow have different skis for that.  They will be used for hardpack Michigan days.

 

Thanks,

 

Chuck

post #4 of 5

They work great. I recommend them on any all-mountain or frontside ski. I have had them on MX78's, MX83's, MX88's, FX94's: I really like the ability to play around with finding the sweet spot on the ski.  Plus, the bindings themselves are really solid. 

 

Regarding stand height: I find it useful on hard snow, and have never found it to be a hinderance in soft snow. Most of my bindings are adjustable with the extra stand height (either PRD12/Kastle CTI12) or Griffon/Jester demo, as I can easily re-sell the skis when I want to switch out.  Stand height may be a problem for those people spending lots of time in the air, but that really isn't me. I don't hit the park too much; only when I want to make a fool of myself while having a little fun. 


Edited by dawgcatching - 1/21/14 at 11:17pm
post #5 of 5

^^^ what dawg sed ^^^   A better binding... some stack is your friend for piste applications. Now you just need some 6mm lifters for your boots! :)  

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