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post #61 of 72
What Sinbad said. The short effective edge on the tail of a twin pushes the mount point forward.
post #62 of 72
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Great skis. 

post #63 of 72
Thanks. I keep thinking I should have picked up a second pair.
post #64 of 72
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Thanks. I keep thinking I should have picked up a second pair.

 

Nah, You are good. Don't get stuck in time.

They keep coming out with newer and better skis.   :yahoo: 

post #65 of 72

I am just very excited about my 2016's I picked up in July.   I peeked into my ski bag this am and got a little twinge of excitement.

 

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post #66 of 72
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I am just very excited about my 2016's I picked up in July.   I peeked into my ski bag this am and got a little twinge of excitement

Me too. I'm really looking forwards to trying out my new skis. As Sinbad said, my new Kastles not only represent an advancement in ability as well quality of equipment, but a commitment to taking skiing more seriously.

I have my new Kastles in our walk in closet, where I can check in on them and look forwards to the upcoming season.
post #67 of 72
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So it looks like a few shops are getting their shipments in. Before I put in an order anybody have a chance to try the MX 84 limited? Does the carbon change the skiing characteristics at all? Seems like it should be lighter, how does that effect the swing weight and what about flex? Any firsthand feedback would be great.

Thanks!

post #68 of 72

I haven't tried them, but the feel of the ski is undoubtedly going to change.

 

I've always found that carbon in the layup changes the feel of a ski noticeably.  Lighter, yes, but also more 'digital' in feel.  It's hard to describe, but it's more treble-y and without warmth.  Imagine listening to your favourite song, then listen again with the bass turned way down.  That's the kind of difference in feel you get from a carbon ski.

 

Now, the approach Kastle has taken with its carbon layup may not introduce quite so much of that feel, but without a demo its hard to say.

post #69 of 72
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Nice description. I think the only time I've skied a ski with carbon was a pair of the old Goode skis but that was 15+ years ago. What I remember wasn't good (or should I say Goode) but I'd guess these have come a long way since then. I'm intrigued by the MX Limited but having a hard time spending that money without some positive feedback on that ski or at least the other Kastle skis with carbon.

post #70 of 72
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I haven't tried them, but the feel of the ski is undoubtedly going to change.

 

I've always found that carbon in the layup changes the feel of a ski noticeably.  Lighter, yes, but also more 'digital' in feel.  It's hard to describe, but it's more treble-y and without warmth.  Imagine listening to your favourite song, then listen again with the bass turned way down.  That's the kind of difference in feel you get from a carbon ski.

 

Now, the approach Kastle has taken with its carbon layup may not introduce quite so much of that feel, but without a demo its hard to say.


I imagine it'll be hard to find a demo.

post #71 of 72
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I imagine it'll be hard to find a demo.

 

I expect so.  And the only advice I would give for someone considering a ski with carbon in the layup is to find a way to demo the skis first.  They tend to polarise opinion.

post #72 of 72
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I imagine it'll be hard to find a demo.

 

Too bad R.I.  is so far away from Aspen.  Miller Sports has at least 1 pair.  And they be right next to the CPM.  At 1st I actually thought they changed the shape of the CPM. 

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