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Picking new ski. Rossignol E84, Blizzard Latigo or Kastle FX84

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So I am wanting to add a new ski.  Don't probably need one but like adding skis for the fun factor.  The ski I am looking at will be used exclusively in Michigan.  When I ski locally at my little dinky hill I like bringing 3 or 4 pair of skis to ride on any given night just to help out in the fun factor.  Most of my skiing at this hill is cruisers and bumps.  I alternate every run between the 2 type of runs.  I am thinking of adding one of the three from this list:

 

Rossignol E84 in 178

Blizzard Latigo in 177

Kastle FX84 in 176

 

I am leaning towards either the Rossi or the Kastle but just wondering opinions.  Like I said I don't really need a new ski but it sure is fun having a variety.  Here is my current quiver:

 

 

 

2012 Kastle LX82 in 172

2014 Blizzard Brahma in 173

2013 Kastle F94 in 176

2014 Nordica Soul Rider in 177

2014 Blizzard Bonafide in 173

2013 Blizzard Cochise in 177

2013 Atomic Automatics in 179

 

I would say that the ski I am leaning towards is the Kastle FX84.  What do you guys like?

 

Thanks,

 

Chuck

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I have a pair of the previous generation of FX84's. It is my favorite all around ski, and I have a ski harem that numbers around 12 pairs, including Kastle MX78's and MX98's. The FX84 has the best qualities of its more specialized siblings. It has, perhaps, 80% of the power, tenacity and balls of the metal infused MX78's. But it is far friendlier in the bumps and trees. It has much of the float of the MX98's but is far more versatile. I skied them exclusively in Taos last year, whether on hard-packed or in the 10" of new that we got. In Utah I took them out as soon as the powder got cut up, and they easily out-classed my Rossignol Soul 7's which had deflection issues once the pow got tracked out. Bottom line. This is a great all-rounder. It is the last ski that I would surrender from my bucket of lovelies. Good luck.

D1

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While certainly a good ski, I don't see how the Rossi would be in the same league as the Kastle FX84.

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