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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

Length = 184cm

 

I ski rockered skis.  Decided to buy these based on the board recommendations and all of the accolades this ski received.  Maybe I'm just impatient (ya think???!!!) but I couldn't figure them out.  Someone else deserves these skis.  I don't have room for them and love my Kastle FX84s and DPS Wailer 99s.  

 

Please PM me. Please don't respond directly to this thread.  Pics available upon request.

 

Bill

 

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Edited by Sugarloafer321 - 11/2/14 at 11:06am
post #2 of 15

Size?

post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 

Sorry...184cm.

 

Bill

post #4 of 15

If you can't figure these out, then you've been spending way too much time on the wide rockered boards. Either that or the tune was way off. One of the most impressive skis I've ever been on. Your loss will be someone else's gain. Even at the 183 length, these were unbelievably quick and nimble. Someone should grab these ASAP.

post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 

Thanks Mac.  If they don't sell by Saturday, I'm taking them off the board and will be skiing them on Sunday.  I've decided that I'm going to really try and figure this ski out during the early season if they don't sell.  I won't bust my Wailer 99s out until we have a decent amount of natural snow so might as well try and find the magic on the MX83s.

 

Bill

post #6 of 15

I'd recommend you try two things (especially if you are on hard snow):

 

1. Go fast.

2. When you move to the edge, do it in a very deliberate, aggressive way.

 

I've had two pair of MX78's and my take on this ski is that it is perfectly comfortable being easy to skid if handled gently and more than happy to perform if you put the spurs to it.  If you start out gentle, they don't really communicate that more is available.

post #7 of 15

If you keep them consider a binding that has some height. A PDR, Railflex or other will make the ski much quicker. I owned that ski in a 173 and it was phenomenal. I put PDR's on it.  It is super stable at speed.  I also prefer Kasltes mounted at +.5 but thats a preference thing.  

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If you keep them consider a binding that has some height. A PDR, Railflex or other will make the ski much quicker. I owned that ski in a 173 and it was phenomenal. I put PDR's on it.  It is super stable at speed.  I also prefer Kasltes mounted at +.5 but thats a preference thing.  

 

 

We were fiddling with a friend's new MX83s the other day; she was struggling a little bit on the first couple of runs, didn't feel quite right. They were on demo bindings so I moved them forward a notch and she said it fixed 80% of the problem. Would like to move them forward farther, but she has tiny feet and the heel is already as far as it will go. She is planning on replacing the demo bindings, we will definitely figure out how to get them mounted ahead a little bit. 

 

Interesting about you mounting at + .5, because they felt right ON for me. :-) thanks, now I don't need to ask. 

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We were fiddling with a friend's new MX83s the other day; she was struggling a little bit on the first couple of runs, didn't feel quite right. They were on demo bindings so I moved them forward a notch and she said it fixed 80% of the problem. Would like to move them forward farther, but she has tiny feet and the heel is already as far as it will go. She is planning on replacing the demo bindings, we will definitely figure out how to get them mounted ahead a little bit. 

 

Interesting about you mounting at + .5, because they felt right ON for me. :-) thanks, now I don't need to ask. 


that's because you ski like a girl.  ;) 

 

 

but seriously, did you move them back to line or just move the heel? wasn't sure by your post.  

post #10 of 15
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that's because you ski like a girl.  ;) 

 

 

but seriously, did you move them back to line or just move the heel? wasn't sure by your post.  

I'll have to go double check, I think I moved the toe once and the heel twice, or something like that. Now I'm confused after moving Christy's, too, lol. 

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I'll have to go double check, I think I moved the toe once and the heel twice, or something like that. Now I'm confused after moving Christy's, too, lol. 


lol!  it should be easy enough to check. Hint: make sure both sides are the same ;)  hopefully, you checked the release values????   

post #12 of 15

yes yes yes... it's all good, don't worry.

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yes yes yes... it's all good, don't worry.


what me, worry?  

 

 

post #14 of 15

I wouldn't worry too much about "not being able to figure them out." Everyone has a day like that once in a while. I demoed a bunch of skis at the beginning of last year. The ones that I initially liked the least were the ones that I ended up buying before the season was over, so go figure. A buddy of mine bought a new pair last year, too, and by the end of the second day he was ready to sell them. I had demoed the same ski a number of times, and I knew they were a great ski, so I did my best to talk him out of selling them. If you're used to skiing a wider ski with rocker in the tip and tail, it's going to feel a lot different than a fully cambered hard snow ski. There is going to be an adjustment period to get used to them. Bottom line, don't give up on them just yet. And definitely have the tune checked by someone you trust. Nothing can ruin an opinion of a ski any faster than a bum tune. Good luck.

post #15 of 15

I skied all my Kastle skis 0.5 to 1 cm ahead... Made a big difference between "can't figure them out" and "wow! Really nice skis!" The one I struggle the most was my mx88... The difference was less noticible for the fx84...

You should really give them a try again; at your height and weight ( If I remember correct, you are taller and bigger than me), a 183 cm fx83 should be right on and really nice! Me, at 6' and 215 pounds, I liked them a lot but thought that I should have been on a 178 ( if it was possible:-( ) 

But at the same time, having a pair of fx84 is nice too...

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