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post #31 of 40
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Hey dawg, did they keep the lengths the same on the FXs? Can't remember. The MXs changed, I know.

 

New lengths are 166/173/181/189 on the entire BMX/FX series.  With the added rocker, they are the same functional length as the old ones however.  The 181 skis like a 176 on firm snow.  


Huh. So a 173 skis like a 168? Interesting.  Is the 166 like the 160, too?  Hm. I'd like to demo those.  Doubt it will happen this season.

post #32 of 40
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Huh. So a 173 skis like a 168? Interesting.  Is the 166 like the 160, too?  Hm. I'd like to demo those.  Doubt it will happen this season.

 

yes, deduct 3-5cm off the FX lengths to get the equivalent MX length.  Rocker and different flex. I found the 181 to be super nimble, most people would think a 181 at my size to be on the long size. 

post #33 of 40

Hi dawg, thanks for your reply. Look for PM from me.

post #34 of 40

The 176 FX94 may ski like a shorter ski but I haven't found the speed limit yet.

I think it is more accurate to say it turns like a shorter ski when not carved but lay it over and that 20m radius is stable as can be.

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The 176 FX94 may ski like a shorter ski but I haven't found the speed limit yet.

I think it is more accurate to say it turns like a shorter ski when not carved but lay it over and that 20m radius is stable as can be.

 

Yeah, the only place I wanted something wider was for deeper mixed snow.  For that condition, at my skiing speed (wide open terrain mostly here), I need something a touch longer, 180cm or so.  The 176cm was perfect when I bumped the binding back though, just needed an adjustable binding and it did the trick. 

post #36 of 40

hey there.  hope i am posting this in the right place as this is my first one.  anyway, wondering about the 2014/15 Kastle FX 94.   I am 6'2 and about 205 lbs.  quite fit and aggressive level 8/9 skier.  i ski almost exclusively in whistler, mostly in softer conditions, but ending up on groomers a bit more now that the kids are skiing.  i am looking for an everyday ski when there is not a ton of fresh snow (i have a pair of 193 volkl confessions for the big days and love them).  From everything i have read about the FX 94 they are great skis for everyday.  My only concern is will the 186 ski be enough ski for me as its a little shorter than i am used to (i had 194 volkl gotama's previously but a little too much rocker for me)?  i want something that will go fast on the non big snow days and can carve well on the groomers.  im not usually skiing icy conditions.  basically i have found a sweet deal on the fx 94's (499 CAD) and the mx's arent avail for the same price, hence the limited question.  i also have a pair of line prophet 98's in 186 which i like, but doesnt seem to hold an edge and isnt quite as stiff as id like.  

 

any help/guidance much appreciated.

post #37 of 40

The 186 will be long enough. 

There is also currently a pair of 184 FX104's listed on TGR for US$400.

post #38 of 40

Thanks, Shredhead.  You don't think the lighter weight will cause them to get knocked around in the cut up snow/crud at all either?

post #39 of 40

I don't think so.  The 186 was the longest they made in the FX94, so Kastle/Dav thought it was enough for most humans. 

I only know one guy that skis the 194 MX98 and he's not human. 

post #40 of 40

Thanks.  Im sold.

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