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post #61 of 75

One of the reasons I put my current FX 84 for sale is the very fragile top sheet. I just don’t like that.

post #62 of 75
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One of the reasons I put my current FX 84 for sale is the very fragile top sheet. I just don’t like that.

If it's just a top sheet, then ski 'em like you own 'em. Show no mercy, then get a new pair when they are done.

post #63 of 75

The top sheet is one of the reasons, there are also other reasons. ( I covered this a little bit in a different thread)My mistake was that I had very high expectations when I bought this ski -- considering price point,reviews etc.

post #64 of 75
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The top sheet is one of the reasons, there are also other reasons. ( I covered this a little bit in a different thread)My mistake was that I had very high expectations when I bought this ski -- considering price point,reviews etc.

 

Hm. I can understand that. On the other hand, they perform brilliantly, which is why I bought them.  What length are they?

post #65 of 75

176 cm

post #66 of 75
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176 cm

Shucks.
post #67 of 75
The LX82 is a cap construction top - one if the reasons for the light weight and IME the LX82 top holds up very well. Different than edge separation, though.
post #68 of 75
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I'm frankly surprised I haven't heard more gripes about Kastle's top sheets. They get dinged up badly very easily and are very hard to repair.


The top sheet on my 2012 Kastle RX12's chips if you even look at it.   It has chips from tip to tail and some are 2 inches in size.   So far, though the epoxy is holding (knock on wood).

 

The top sheet on my 1985 Kastle Combi's has some superficial scratches but otherwise seems impervious to chips...  The top sheet did start to delaminate towards the tale but a little epoxy took care of that quite well...

 

But I am very surprised at how delicate the top sheet is on the RX12's.   The shop told me:   "Don't worry about it.  the whole top sheet could chip off but performance will not be affected.  There's a full set of metal underneath."   For some reason though I did not find that comforting.

 

But, regardless, I love these Kastle's.  While the skis may not look very good, they make me look great!

post #69 of 75
This is the problem.You don't expect this from a ski at this price point.You pay twice the price of a "normal" ski and you normally expect twice the quality.
post #70 of 75
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This is the problem.You don't expect this from a ski at this price point.You pay twice the price of a "normal" ski and you normally expect twice the quality.


And you get it — though perhaps not in esthetics.

post #71 of 75
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And you get it — though perhaps not in esthetics.

.....and durabilty perhaps based on other posts, which is both important and expected IMO, especially when you pay a premium.
post #72 of 75
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Originally Posted by MastersRacer View Post
 

I'm frankly surprised I haven't heard more gripes about Kastle's top sheets. They get dinged up badly very easily and are very hard to repair.


The top sheet on my 2012 Kastle RX12's chips if you even look at it.   It has chips from tip to tail and some are 2 inches in size.   So far, though the epoxy is holding (knock on wood).

 

The top sheet on my 1985 Kastle Combi's has some superficial scratches but otherwise seems impervious to chips...  The top sheet did start to delaminate towards the tale but a little epoxy took care of that quite well...

 

But I am very surprised at how delicate the top sheet is on the RX12's.   The shop told me:   "Don't worry about it.  the whole top sheet could chip off but performance will not be affected.  There's a full set of metal underneath."   For some reason though I did not find that comforting.

 

But, regardless, I love these Kastle's.  While the skis may not look very good, they make me look great!

80's Kästles were a different company.  IIRC Nordica bought the remains of the factory when Kästle went under.

Speaking of Kästle topsheet damage, this is what happens when you land 40' (approx) of air without getting your skis straightened out :(


Oops, looks like I should have used some epoxy there.  Is it too late? What epoxy should I use?

post #73 of 75

Any 1 hour or longer epoxy is good for that kind of repair. Quick set epoxies tend to be more brittle in my experience. I typically use DevCon 1 hour at home. It comes in a convenient double syringe for easy measuring and a mess free system.

post #74 of 75
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And you get it — though perhaps not in esthetics.

.....and durabilty perhaps based on other posts, which is both important and expected IMO, especially when you pay a premium.

I'd be curious to know whether edges are as common an issue as top sheet damage. If so, there's a real problem. If not, meh.

Of course, in a perfect world, quality would rank higher than cost control. I'm all for that world, if a company can stay in business that way.
post #75 of 75

We demo lots of Kastles and only the topsheets seem to be problematic. I've not seen any edge issues. The problem with topsheets is that if you want to sell your skis and the topsheets look beat, you'll have a hard time selling to someone that cares about aesthetics. Even if the bases are pristine. Looks do count for some (many?)

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