I just got back into skiing last year and upgraded from my old straight Kastle RX Combi's to a pair of Kastle RX-12's. And, although I loved them, all summer I had been contemplating that I should get a second set for softer, cut up snow...
But, I just got back from my first outing of the year... And NO! I STILL love these things! I can't give them up!
I have to admit that, despite the 60 degree weather the snow was still pretty firm and very well groomed (I ski strictly front side groomers). And, the RX12's performed to perfection!
Some have claimed that they are 'too demanding' and they ARE demanding!
But, the flip side of that is: If I perform perfectly, then they perform perfectly. And it doesn't seem to matter what I am doing: If it's short hard carving, they bite like a knife. If I let them run, they are solid and smooth. In fact, the harder I turn them and the faster I run them, the smoother and more stable they seem to get....
I'm glad I didn't buy that second set!
(OK, sorry for the 'rant'. I just had to sound off to somebody!