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Kastle anybody?

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
A local ski shop owner told me recently that these were making a comeback.

Yet light Internet searching yielded nothing.

Anybody heard a word one way or the other?

(since the ribald PRE thread, drudging up ancient ski companies has invaded my brain as a trivial pursuit).
post #2 of 25
Kastle became Nordica. Now if someone bought the Kastle name and want to resurrect it is another story.
post #3 of 25
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese View Post
Kastle became Nordica. Now if someone bought the Kastle name and want to resurrect it is another story.
They were never made in Park City, tho.

I think...
post #4 of 25
I believe he's referring to Kneissl, link below, distributed by the folks who brought you Strohls Boots

http://www.kneisslski.com/index.htm
post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by NYCSKIPED View Post
I believe he's referring to Kneissl, link below, distributed by the folks who brought you Strohls Boots

http://www.kneisslski.com/index.htm
Kneissl never stopped making skis, just very limited distribution here in the U.S. , I see they are in bed now with Strolz, they were with Raichle before.
post #6 of 25
I seem to remember hearing that the Kastle name was going to make a comeback. I can not substantiate that and am making no useful addition to this thread. What else is new?
post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by ssh View Post
They were never made in Park City, tho.

I think...
I will ignore that. While you are at it, why don't you just give me a papercut and pour some lemon juice in it.
post #8 of 25
Kastle is indeed back under new ownership as they displayed skis at ISPO this past February.

Other than the name they have nothing to do with the Kastle from the past which was bought and rolled into Nordica.
post #9 of 25
Thread Starter 
so how come the new Kastle doesn't have an Internet presence? I would think they would want to get the word out.

Heck, even Hart has a website (plus it didn't hurt that one of the winners of the women's moguls in Italy was rocking Harts...I think it was the Canadian woman).
post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post

Heck, even Hart has a website (plus it didn't hurt that one of the winners of the women's moguls in Italy was rocking Harts...I think it was the Canadian woman).

Nah, they were rebadged Volkls manufactured by K2 in Vlad's basement.
post #11 of 25
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Nah, they were rebadged Volkls manufactured by K2 in Vlad's basement.
Man, we're in a feisty mood tonight, cold weather setting in?
BTW, aren't Kastle's made in Park City?
post #12 of 25
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Man, we're in a feisty mood tonight, cold weather setting in?
BTW, aren't Kastle's made in Park City?
I wish........it's probably about 68 in my dorm and a solid 80 outside.

I just read about 7 TGR TR's, so I'm a little snow-crazy, as always I guess.
post #13 of 25
Kastle is owne dby the New Sport Company based in Austria,,, from ispo...

post #14 of 25
I think I have the same contact paper in my kitchen cabnets.
post #15 of 25
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Kastle is owne dby the New Sport Company based in Austria,,, from ispo...

What bindings are they?
post #16 of 25
Thread Starter 
I noticed the model name is "Highlander"

1. do they come in Black Watch?

2. is there an autographed Christopher Lambert/Sean Connery model?

finally, I think the topsheet is kind of cool. Goes against the grain of what the other companies are doing. Plus I've actually skied in Scotland (Glasgow, to be exact). Granted it was on astro-turf in the middle of October, but it was "skiing" non-the-less.

i would rock those "Highlanders" depending on the dimensions. they would go nice with my Hanna Teter plaid pants.
post #17 of 25
I had some Kastle skis way back when I thought I was a racer (I wasn't). They were 195s, I was maybe 5'5". Man those were some boards. That was the last time I let my Dad pick out skis for me.

They must be marketing to the park kids with those top sheets. It would match their silly, oversized plaid outfits.
post #18 of 25
Thread Starter 
Hey now! Let's not stereotype.

I wear "silly oversized plaid outfits" and I'm not a "park kid."

http://blogs.ign.com/dookey

post #19 of 25
Hmmm, never owned a Kastle...might be time.
post #20 of 25
Yeah...you definitely break the stereotype. Those are some crazy pants.
post #21 of 25
Thread Starter 
Saw Hanna Teeter rocking those in that snowboard flick First Descent, which is totally worth seeing even if you don't board (http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/673/673129p1.html) and knew I had to rock those. Found the pants on sale at an Any Mountain and couldn't pass up.

I get clowned by the kids (mostly young girls in their teens who recognize that they are women's pants). The older skiers think they're either Burberry pants or some Scottish clan thing (only if they see the pants through ruby goggles, which mask the pink and creme accents).
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese View Post
What bindings are they?
Vist (?)
post #23 of 25
yep VIST
post #24 of 25
 The same people who make the the HEAD skis bought KASTLE. One of fishers CHEIF designers left FISHER and now works for  KASTLE. KASTLE IS NOW BACK FOR GOOD!!!!!   http://www.kaestle-ski.com/
 
post #25 of 25
Way to dredge up a 3+ year old thread on way old news.  If you would have searched on Kastle here you would have found a ton of threads discussing the new Kastle skis.

I know this isn't TGR, but that post deserves a big fat JONG (especially for the capitalization and misspellings too).
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