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Good intermediate slower pace ski for EC skier K2 Rictor 82 or.....

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I am in the hunt for ski's for a family member, male, 50, 5' 8" 200, likes shorter ski's (170). Ski's mostly PA/NJ/VT and a trip or 2 to steamboat. Intermediate, slower pace. Skis with kids.  I will probably look for something in upper 90's later on for him and keep in Steamboat but the focus is still on the narrower ski good on Hard Pack, pushed stuff and some soft snow.  

 

I thought (thanks @gregmerz ) the Rictor 82 would be a great choice but just seeing if there are other thoughts. 

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LX series Kastle? See lots of older skiers on them here in PA.

Mike
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LX series Kastle? See lots of older skiers on them here in PA.

Mike

excellent idea!  I know he won't like the price tag but I will keep an eye out for an LX82 used.  

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You can find very good deals on used Kastle demos on eBay, especially if he isn't overly concerned about cosmetic chips to the topsheets.

I picked up a pair of 80XX Colbys to teach on for dirt cheap a couple months age. I see Kastles routinely go for under $300 in good used condition.

Mike
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excellent idea!  I know he won't like the price tag but I will keep an eye out for an LX82 used.  
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If you'd consider something narrower, there's a pretty good deal on MX78's on ebay.  Available in 168 or 176 for the same price. Might be a little more ski than you're looking for though.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Used-Kastle-MX-78-Advance-Shape-Ski-with-Marker-K12-Binding-168cm-C-/171176999931?pt=Skiing&hash=item27daf1bbfb

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I love the MX78! But its way over his head.  thanks  

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Finn,

The MX84 would be perfection. You know I have the older one. Spent two days on it in Utah. Floats well in 10" and is more than respectable in crud. I put the Souls away and skied them in those conditions.

Was at Sugarloaf on Sunday  - dust on crust. It was a great ride with a solid 1/3 tune. Perhaps has the best combination of traits of any ski I have ever been on.  Best word I can use is "civilized." It did everything without complaint. Short turns, long carved turns even slarved. The slight rise and rounded tail is the key to it, I think. Could not be happier with this ski. You know that I have and love the MX78 as well. But it is far more demanding and powerful. For your relate on small eastern hill, the old MX84 in a 176cm would be perfect.

D1

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There are some Kastles on The Climb that might fit.

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There are some Kastles on The Climb that might fit.

 

thanks!  I didn't see anything.  they have the colby 80 but not what I am looking for.  

 

I considered a Head 85pro but not sure that's too much for him. I skied and didn't find it overly demanding but it is happier on edge than skidded around. 

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Something like the Fischer Motive 80 might fit the bill. The House has the 2013 at 20% off their listed price.  Out the door for $360, including binding.

 

http://www.the-house.com/8961fim8r1pw13zz-fischer-ski-packages.html

 

I've got a pair.  Hold an edge well, decent in crud and less than 6" of powder.

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Something like the Fischer Motive 80 might fit the bill. The House has the 2013 at 20% off their listed price.  Out the door for $360, including binding.

 

http://www.the-house.com/8961fim8r1pw13zz-fischer-ski-packages.html

 

I've got a pair.  Hold an edge well, decent in crud and less than 6" of powder.

Hey Thanks, Ill do some research.  That site has some killer deals on some other great skis!  Sir Francis Bacons and others....  wow!  Good find.

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Anyone know the real, on-snow difference between the 80 and the 82 AMP Rictor- (other than $100?)  The 80 seems to be softer on paper but not sure of the true difference given the skier is 200# (maybe too soft)

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