Originally Posted by GlenPlake
but what about as far as skiing is concerned? i would've like a little longer ski but they didn't have it.
the other option was 204 k2 tnc's... i think that would've been the better choice in retrospect
Sorry. I've tried some Kästle "Special R" skis, and Love my RX National Team SG skis, but I'm not familiar with the RX15. The special R's were a fine ski for carving GS -type turns, not as solid as the SGs but still pretty strong and stable. The SGs just rock at speed. I would imagine that the RX15s are good as well. They will NOT be as easy and mindless no-effort skis to make short turns on as would any modern top end short turner. I, unlike some others, would however prefer them to the $49. cheapo clearance skis from the bargain rack. I would be surprised if they became unruly when you turned up the pace.
BTW my Kästle Special Rs did all right in moguls when using the slide and pivot technique, in spite of the fact that I had them sharp from tip to tail at 0 degrees base and 2 degrees side (as opposed to carving through them), but I suck at moguls, so I can't give you a really good opinion on that aspect.
They would probably be great in moguls looking at the ingredients. Maybe good for doing bicycle and hop turns on very steep slopes. I wouldn't want to get going too fast on a steep slope with them though; you want the SG for that.
AS to the price, I paid 50 bucks to tune my SGs last year.