Gang, I have a barely used pair of Kneissl White Stars (182cm r=23m) that I don't imagine I'll be able to use this year. Mrs. AlbuquerqueDan and I are expecting our first kiddo in December (YAY!!!) so the forecast for my days on snow looks bleak (BOO!!!). Those days that I do get out, I'll probably be at my local mountain (Sandia), which is just not built for these skis. I'm looking for a pair of carvers, maybe something in the 175cm r=14 zone. They're mounted with old, but totally sound, Rossi 155s (BSL = 327) and the matching plate. I'd do the trade with or without the bindings. Anyone interested?
As for these skis, I've literally skied them three days, only one of which was a full day. I've hand-tuned the side edges and they're set at 3 degrees. There's plenty of edge left, seeing as I only set them, and then touched them up once, with a 600 grit diamond and some polishing stones. The bases have been waxed, Waxed, WAXED and don't have a scratch on them. I don't know what the factory base bevel is, but I think it's 1.
How do they ski? Like a dream. Even for FIS-spec GS they're stiff, but with a supple tip that can be shaped by a strong skier. They are damp and have a tail that won't give up. They were plenty of ski for me and I'm 6'2" 185 and have some, but not much, race training. They're a hoot, just like all super-high-quality GS sticks.
Here are some photos: