Kastles do come well tuned out of the wrapper...for the most part!
We skied the Cochise later on at a different show, it felt much better, so I don't know why they were letting that train track railed ski out at the demo in CO. There was an Icelantic that was even worse. Thought I might blow my knee out on that thing. It was as if they laid it up with edges, no base. But yeah, a good grind will do wonders. I had a pair of Blizzard carvers, been skiing the stock tune, nice ski. Put on a full grind, .7/3 tune, and wowza! This ski crushes it. Tip and tail were too aggressive initially, I got used to it, but now, I can set up the turn with a skivot a bit better, hit the edges a little more delayed, play with turn shape, less locked in. Was nearly booting out today, on close to full ice, no less. One of the Bachelor instructors stopped me at the bottom and told me "dude, you were ripping, nice flow! Crushing it!" I just told him it was the skis