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Kastle FX84 Mount Point

post #1 of 5
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I recently purchased some Kastle FX84s 176, and mounted them up with Marker Barons. There is no boot center mark across the top sheet; however, on the sidewall there is a mark that looks like this  4.1  |<     I'm not sure what the 4.1 means?

 

 I took this to be the boot center line, and comparing the placement of that mark with other 176 skis I have mounted with Baron's, it seemed to line up with the other skis boot center mark, so I mounted them there. I skied them once and although I like the ski, I could not help but think the bindings were mounted a little too far forward. There just doesn't seem to be a lot of shovel out front and a little too much tail. The other skis that I was comparing the center line to, are much wider and have a bigger shovel, so maybe it's an optical illusion. But, once I had the illusion in my head I couldn't help think there was a lot of tail back there when I was skiing them.  

 

Can one of you Kastle shop pros confirm that that mark is the mount point? Does someone have a measurement from the tail of the FX84 of the mount point?

 

 Thanks!

post #2 of 5

Kastles do well on the line or a cm or two forward if you're lighter. Pretty sure the little mark is the line. You may be reacting to the perception instead of the handling. Compared to some skis, Kastles have a real tail. Also, if these are 2014, they have a very mild early rise, if before that, none. The actual running length is greater than many comparable length skis with pronounced early rise. 

 

Also correct me if I'm wrong, but don't Barons allow some adjustment fore/aft? 

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Kastles do well on the line or a cm or two forward if you're lighter. Pretty sure the little mark is the line. You may be reacting to the perception instead of the handling. Compared to some skis, Kastles have a real tail. Also, if these are 2014, they have a very mild early rise, if before that, none. The actual running length is greater than many comparable length skis with pronounced early rise. 

 

Also correct me if I'm wrong, but don't Barons allow some adjustment fore/aft? 

 

 Yeah, could very well be perception. That's why I'm looking for conformation that that mark is indeed the center of boot mark - to quell my paranoid mind :eek    :)

 

No fore/aft adjustments for Barons. Wish there was, but then again, that feature would make that pseudo AT binding even heavier than it already is.

post #4 of 5

The 4.1 refers to the mounting drill bit/depth specs.

post #5 of 5
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Thanks for the replies. Anyone skiing these mounted 1 cm, or so, back from the center mark?

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