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need help to choose between Fischer P100 and Kastle MX 78.

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54 year young skier, 6'2", 250lbs, likes to ski fast on hard/ice groomers and seeks advice to make a decision on what to buy? I had Rossi Classic  80Ti, great ski, but heavy (for my bad knees). I have P9+ in170 for short turns (love them) and LX92 in 184 for for eastern "snow" days, but want to cover the gap between them for wide stable turns in icy conditions. On light P9+ I can ski a few hours more a day. What is the major (if any?) difference between P1000 (can buy new 2013 for$550) in 175 and MX 78 (can buy used 2013 for $450) in 178? In my understanding both skis have great edge hold and similar dimensions. What about stiffness and weight? On which one I need to work more?

Thanks for your help in advance.

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I am 6'4", 250lbs and just bought a used MX 78 ski. I bought the 184cm length and I wouldn't want to ski it any shorter. As it is, I have moved the binding back a little to slow the tip down some. I can share my impressions of the 78 with you. First off, let me say it has some inconsistent base bevels and needs a tune, which isn't surprising since it is a used ski. As is, the ski has very good to excellent edge grip and hold, but the tips are a bit hooky and it doesn't feel great while riding the edges. This is 100% because of the tune and will go away once I have the ski ground. Ignoring the hooky tips, the ski turns very well, is just the right stiffness for an all around ski (most people would label this ski pretty stiff, but not for you and I). It has a very nice damp feel to it and the faster you go the better it feels. I own a Blizzard racestock GS ski and the Kastle feels very similar, but softer. It is very impressive. Again for our size, not much float in 6" of snow, but that is to be expected. I bought it for skiing glades and moguls without new snow and it works very well for that. I have race skis and wide skis (100mm) and this ski fills the gap. I see myself using it as a daily driver in New England once we start getting some snow and I don't need the race skis to grip the boilerplate. I can tell this is a very special ski and the more I use it, the more I will like it. Need to fix the bottom bevels and get out on it some more. As you have found, you can get a good deal on a used one and they seem to hold up well.

 

I don't know much about a P1000, so can't comment.


Edited by bttocs - 4/17/15 at 8:58am
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6'1" / 170 here.

 

I own the 2014 MX78 in 178 and can attest that it is the best piste ripper I've ever skied. Never experienced any edge bevel issues, maybe because I was lucky with out-of-the-box tune.

 

Cannot comment on the Progressor.

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Thank you for the reply.

As I said I own LX94 and I tried them with bindings -3cm. Then I found many opinions that Kastle ski likes center . I' moved bindings to the center and... it works much better. Even the tail (feels long ) forgives my trying to load it in the end of the turn.

And still...I'm looking for somebody who skied both skis.

Anyone?

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