RED STAR RC: I skied the Red Star with a Vist plate set up and enjoyed this ski a lot. It is very quick edge to edge and performed well in and out of either short or long turns. I was impressed at how well the ski bent and held an arc but you could still lengthen or shorten it at will.
The edge grip was off the charts!
Great hard snow ski and set up. Great ski for Master racers or Nastar enthusiast
BLACK STAR MC:
While I have not yet taken it in deep snow (tough to get in New England), the ski performance on hardpack/ice/bumps and light powder was fantastic. I have been skiing on a few years old Super Moto (replaced by the Black Star SM) I decided to get the MC to have a little wider under foot ski. I was concerned how the MC might perform in short turns with the wider width and while a little slower edge to edge then the Super Moto this ski had no problem ripping off short turns or running in the bumps and really performed the best in larger turns at speed.
I was very happy with the wide range of performance this ski offered and it is a GREAT looking ski to boot! Clean and sharp looking, they got lots of comments from people in the lift line! The binding system is simple and really effective on transfering power to the ski.
BLACK STAR SM: Eastern All Mtn ski. While it can handle bumps, and powder it's hart is on the hard pack and charging GS or reaching short turns. It is a stiff ski and has to be skied aggressivly to perform at it's best. More of a full race ski all mountain hybrid.