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New skis... good or bad?

post #1 of 17
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i'm looking at primarily moguls and some steeps



Kastle RX15, 195 Typs High Performance, Titanal-magnesium-fiberglass, Digital system. the bindings are Salomon 957 composit, powerplay w/ multicontrol. Some scratches from use, but in Very Good Condition. P&H is $20 Paypal or money order. Please let me know if you want the carry bag, I'll include it if you want it, (it has small holes
post #2 of 17
Ummmm... Good for what? Modern technique? No. Not at all. 1985 technique? Yeah, decent. Phil could probably tell you how old they are. I'm guessing late 80s/early 90s.
post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by ssh
Ummmm... Good for what? Modern technique? No. Not at all. 1985 technique? Yeah, decent. Phil could probably tell you how old they are. I'm guessing late 80s/early 90s.
Early 90''s. If you want, I have the matching poles solewhere. All these skis are good for is maybe a coat rack or the start of a chair. I do know people that are skiing that 957 though.
post #4 of 17

195?

Kind of short for Glen Plake.

I don't think you can ship skis that old - maybe by rail.

But if I were going to buy an old ski, that would be the one!
post #5 of 17
Good guess Phil. I had a pair of KVCComps of the same vintage and as near as I can remember it would be 1988.
post #6 of 17
Wow, you know I figured Glen Plake would get comped any skis he wants.

post #7 of 17
I dunno Glenn. Those boards look pretty scary. Who knows what those bindings have in mind for your ACL's. I know you don't want to give up the glory days but sometimes you just have to let go and move on. Accept the new technology and embrace it. Trust me on this Glenn.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
Early 90''s. If you want, I have the matching poles solewhere. All these skis are good for is maybe a coat rack or the start of a chair. I do know people that are skiing that 957 though.
are you saying that they aren't good because they are straight or because the kastle rx15 is a crappy ski?

EDIT: is your comment about the 957 to imply that they are still safe bindings?
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by Liam
Wow, you know I figured Glen Plake would get comped any skis he wants.

I know, i know... but k2 wanted me to at least pay for the shipping from china
post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ssh
Ummmm... Good for what? Modern technique? No. Not at all. 1985 technique? Yeah, decent. Phil could probably tell you how old they are. I'm guessing late 80s/early 90s.
I'm looking for 1985 technique. Modern technique is so yesterday.

would the k2 TNC have been a better selection?
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by GlenPlake
are you saying that they aren't good because they are straight or because the kastle rx15 is a crappy ski?

EDIT: is your comment about the 957 to imply that they are still safe bindings?
Becaue they are straight. In their day, the rx15 was a good ski..in their day. But I would sooner ski on a 49.00 clearance rack ski from Sports Authority than these. But the 957 is a fine binding and really not much different than todays current 912's
post #12 of 17

plake?

Plake = 207 K2 tnc with look z's

anything else is unacceptable......

and don't forget the flexon's
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by hrstrat57
Plake = 207 K2 tnc with look z's

anything else is unacceptable......

and don't forget the flexon's
He is skiing in Kryptons now.
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
Becaue they are straight. In their day, the rx15 was a good ski..in their day. But I would sooner ski on a 49.00 clearance rack ski from Sports Authority than these. But the 957 is a fine binding and really not much different than todays current 912's
I'm looking forward to the challenge of the electric green. I'm hoping to rip it down the moguls like hattrup. i hate going fast on flat terrain. i like the huge bumps and through trees... i think a straight ski will suit my needs a bit better. plus, i'm gonna try working on some nice old school jump turns. as long as the binding holds true, i think it should be gravy.

As for the TNCs... i was going to buy a pair of 204cm instead of the Kastles, but the auction for the Kastles was ending a day or two earlier and i coudn't wait that long for the shipping. In retrospect, though, i think i should've just waited.

You guys think the 204cm TNC would've been a better deal?
post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 
Phil, you seem like you know your stuff pretty good.... so let me get your advice then, about a serious ski decision.

I want a ski that's going to be best in the big, steep bumps but also also good for all mountiain and terrain park. I'm 6'3" 210.

I was thinking the K2 mamba 185cm but that might be too mogul specific. Please help a skier out.

BTW, my current ski is a pair of 188cm K2 fours. I also have a pair of 188cm k2 Killer Bees that i haven't mounted yet but i have an extra set of rossi 140 axials that i might put on it.
post #16 of 17
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Bump for more advice

(Sorry for the seemingly double thread post, i guess they moved my thread from the other forum into this one)
post #17 of 17
The Seth Vicious in a 188 for you.

Phil don't know nothin about bumps and park.
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