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post #31 of 37
I have not skied the Kastle MX78 or MX88, or the Contact 4X4, but I did own the iM78, 171, and iM78, 177 for skiing at Tahoe (Sugar Bowl, Alpine), 155-160 lbs, level 8ish...

The 177 iM78 suited my skiing better, not as turny as the 171, but more stable on groomers at speed and more powerful in crud...
I also skied and owned a Blizzard Magnum 8.7, 174, which I found a bit livelier than the 177 iM78, but not as easy going in crud (stiffer)...they are both great skis for the skinny end of a quiver...

However I replaced all these with an 08 D-Star LP, 176, 97mm waist, which I now use as a 1-quiver ski, and with sharp edges I find it to be a better match for me all over the mountain....I do not ski virgin deep powder much, but the LP does fine in 8-12" of new powder...

If I were to replace the LP it would be with something like the Kastle MX88, again as a 1-quiver ski, but I would have to sell lots of ganja to buy this bad boy...

My $.02
post #32 of 37
 wow........ i wish i read this last year
i bought and have been skiing the 4X4's, they are good when you're paying careful attention.
i ski at okemo vt. and the 4X4's ice hold rep is somewhat overrated. its been pretty cold ( til this w/e) and the skied off ice is tricky with this ski and the bumps are killing me. i find my prophet 90's to be superior in ice, bumps and crud.
im skiing my rx8s tomorrow; they are always fun. i am pretty sure i'm done with the 4X4's,
skiing is supposed to be fun.  on more occasions than i like to admit, especially with variable conditions i need to buy a turn.
the 4X4's wont let you.
now,  im thinking kastle 78?
i love the bumps although they don't always love me, need  to follow my 13 yr old team skier through the trees and want some edge hold. my p90's are mounted directly to the ski w/o a riser so thay aren't the fastest edge to edge ( neither am i)
monsters or kastles?
thanks
post #33 of 37
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Originally Posted by chrisandy View Post

 wow........ i wish i read this last year
i bought and have been skiing the 4X4's, they are good when you're paying careful attention.
i ski at okemo vt. and the 4X4's ice hold rep is somewhat overrated. its been pretty cold ( til this w/e) and the skied off ice is tricky with this ski and the bumps are killing me. i find my prophet 90's to be superior in ice, bumps and crud.
im skiing my rx8s tomorrow; they are always fun. i am pretty sure i'm done with the 4X4's,
skiing is supposed to be fun.  on more occasions than i like to admit, especially with variable conditions i need to buy a turn.
the 4X4's wont let you.
now,  im thinking kastle 78?
i love the bumps although they don't always love me, need  to follow my 13 yr old team skier through the trees and want some edge hold. my p90's are mounted directly to the ski w/o a riser so thay aren't the fastest edge to edge ( neither am i)
monsters or kastles?
thanks


Let me know how that goes. I have the RX8's and P90's also. Currently a Head iM82 in between, but I'm thinking it is too similar to the P90's. 

I was thinking about dumping the RX8s and iM82 in favor of something in between those. Kastle 78 was on the short list as well as one of the Progressors.  Looking for short turns, ice hold but with less of a speed limit than the RX8. Though I still need to be able to ski it following my 9 year old.

 
post #34 of 37
 will do...... now im really thinking kastles........
id like to buy them from dawg..... ( since i've had a great previous experience) dawg do you sell kastles?
if not philpug seems to know his stuff. 
you know what ?   with my immediate personality issue, i might buy hem from the kastle dealer in okemo..
ill keep u posted.
post #35 of 37
I would expect the P90 to be better in bumps and crud (being softer and wider) but ice?... Maybe your 4x4's need a good tune?...
Agree that the 4x4's need an attentive pilot to stay on top of them. But I've found their edge grip to be outstanding doing high edge angle dynamic turns on ice.

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Originally Posted by chrisandy View Post

i bought and have been skiing the 4X4's, they are good when you're paying careful attention.
i ski at okemo vt. and the 4X4's ice hold rep is somewhat overrated. its been pretty cold ( til this w/e) and the skied off ice is tricky with this ski and the bumps are killing me. i find my prophet 90's to be superior in ice, bumps and crud.
 
post #36 of 37
 having em tuned today...... but staying focused on every run is more like work
than fun. they just might be too much ski for me.
post #37 of 37
Huh ??? If you read much of this forum, the only ski worth skiing is a Dynastar.  You mean there might be alternatives?  Wow!
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