Demo'd these skis at Crystal Mtn. WA at the Sturtevant's demo day. Sunny day with packed powder and groomers that softened as the day progressed.
Me: 6'0" @172lbs.
Current skis: Rossi S3 - 186cm & Fischer Bix Stix - 186cm.
I've never skied the Kastle skis before, so I was interested to finally pop the cherry on the BMX105's. They come in 173, 181, & 189. I thought the 181's would be too short and the 189 too long but the rep said that they ski a bit short, so if I'm used to a 186 length ski, he thought I'd be fine on the 189's. Turns out it is an easy ski to ski. Despite the two sheets of metal, the ski does not feel heavy. They have the light weight tip, so they do initiate the turn effortlessly. The 189 has a stated turn radius of 23m. That felt just about right.
I skied these in Green Valley, and hiked up North Face to drop in on about 6 turns of uncut powder. The tips actually plane up with not too much speed, which was a nice surprise. Coming down Grubstake, with the snow not quite softened by the sun, they sliced right through the crud. These skis like to go fast, but do not protest when you want to slow things down.
On the groomers, the ski carves a nice arc. Very easy to bring around and carve trenches. Damp, and fairly stable. Just a bit of tip vibration when you really get these maching but never felt like they were unstable.
The length never felt unwieldy, and I never felt like I couldn't break them out of a carve, if I needed to just put on the brakes and scrub some speed. Overall this skis were the perfect tool for the days conditions.