I just bought a pair of used Kastle BMX 98 from a fellow bear. I took them out for a spin this past weekend at Massif du Sud, Québec. Over the course of the weekend, we experienced a variely of conditions. On Saturday, the conditions were machine groomed hard pack, because of a mid week thaw and subsequent dip in temperatures. No ice, but reasonably firm conditions.
After a prayer to the snow gods, the skies opened up on Saturday night and over a foot of fresh fell overnight. Thus, Sunday's surfaces were quite different, with powder and crud to be found everywhere.
I skied the BMX 98 in both conditions. They were stellar in the powder, crud and windpacked snow, but much less so on groomed firm conditions. As a matter of fact, on a hard surface, there was quite a bit of chatter. One thing that I noticed is that the edges appear to be dulled on the part of the sidecut that is in front of the early rise point. (i.e. in front of the contact point, but behind the point of maximum width of the tip. Otherwise, the edges are quite sharp. Could that be the cause of the chatter. Should I sharpen the entire length of the sidecut?
Edited by Pacobillie - 3/16/15 at 5:09pm