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Compare and contrast Head Rev 85 vs. Kastle LX82

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Any thoughts from epicskiers who have tried these skis at 170/172 cms?

I'm light 150lbs, older, former ski instructor...

Thanks

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Originally Posted by nfp158 View Post
 

Any thoughts from epicskiers who have tried these skis at 170/172 cms?

I'm light 150lbs, older, former ski instructor...

Thanks

 

I will chime in:

 

Stability: REV 85 wants to be on edge more, seems more aggressive in the turn.  LX is quieter, more damp, bigger feeling radius, not as active, a touch more stable.

 

Forgiveness: REV 85 is pretty forgiving.  Bit sweet spot, not a stiff ski. LX82 very forgiving. 

 

Snow feel; Both are damp, REV 85 has a bit more pop in the tail, LX82 more of a cruiser energy level.  LX82 feels a bit more quiet and refined. 

 

Bump performance: REV 85 has a lot of sidecut for bumps, LX82 is better here. 

 

Soft snow: the tip of the REV seems surfier, but the LX82 is less hooky.  

 

Hard Snow: if you like a more active ride edge to edge, finishing the turn more powerfully, REV 85.  Nice edge grip, bit more mellow tip and tail: LX82.

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Thanks a lot Scott...

 

U de mon!

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Dawg,

I'm in a quandary... should I just keep my Rev Pro 85s or move to the LX82 or 92?  I (intermediate-advanced, 66 years old, 185 lbs, 5'9" not too aggressive) ski mostly piste in the East (70%) (off piste: 25-30%) but always want a ski that can handle more varied conditions in the West when I travel there a couple of times a year... and I don't like to rent skis for this purpose.  Often, for example, I will get up in the morning at Snowmass and see there is a coating of 6" or so of new snow and want something to deal with it that is stable and able to cut through the chopped up conditions.  Question: Rev Pro 85 or LX 82 or 92?  Thanks for your advice.

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Hi

 

Which ski would you say has better grip on hard snow ? 

 

thanks very much

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Dawg,
I'm in a quandary... should I just keep my Rev Pro 85s or move to the LX82 or 92?  I (intermediate-advanced, 66 years old, 185 lbs, 5'9" not too aggressive) ski mostly piste in the East (70%) (off piste: 25-30%) but always want a ski that can handle more varied conditions in the West when I travel there a couple of times a year... and I don't like to rent skis for this purpose.  Often, for example, I will get up in the morning at Snowmass and see there is a coating of 6" or so of new snow and want something to deal with it that is stable and able to cut through the chopped up conditions.  Question: Rev Pro 85 or LX 82 or 92?  Thanks for your advice.

I know you didn't ask me, but keep the Revs, and buy some coaching with the cash you'll have saved. There's nothing that the Rev's do (or don't do) that will hold you back from getting yourself solidly in the 'advanced' column... and higher.

(The Rev is fine in 6"... )
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