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Head Monster iM88 and Kastle MX88....How different?

post #1 of 9
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Anyone ski these 2 skis and care to talk about the differences?

Philpug, beyond, Bueller, Bueller?

just saw beyond's assessment....anyone else?
post #2 of 9
Dawg has time on both.

But rumor has it that Kastles are so good that they can make bald men regrow hair

ps: I'm balding and my mx78s arrive Friday afternoon, just in time for my Snowmass trip.
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See if this helps............................

www.epicski.com/forum/thread/82618/kastle-head-blizzard-more-crazy-88-s

SJ
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But rumor has it that Kastles are so good that they can make bald men regrow hair

ps: I'm balding and my mx78s arrive Friday afternoon, just in time for my Snowmass trip.
Well hope the snow arrives to Snowmass before you or you may want to limit the exploring on your brand new skis. There are lots of rocks around on the steeper trails so you'll have to be careful.
If you're looking to try the Head Peak - Sunset sports tuning shop, near Christy's Sports on the mall but second level, has them. At least they might be properly tuned.

I agree that the Kastle is not an "uber Stockli". It is very skiable and freindly. I've never tried the Head IM88, but here's two others - the Blizzard atlas, and Stockli VXL stormrider i've tried.
If you like speed, the Stockli is for you. Bumps the Kastle probably has a big edge. Currently the Blizzard is not in the same league. They have a lot of working out to do on that one to make it versatile.
here's the link to my Kastle, Blizzard, Stockli brief comparison- Originally Posted by Tog View Post
there's also a lot in that thread you might want to read.
post #5 of 9
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Thanks SJ...and Tog

It's difficult to find answers under search....with 22 pages of info...
Edited by nfp158 - 1/20/10 at 8:55am
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Well hope the snow arrives to Snowmass before you or you may want to limit the exploring on your brand new skis. There are lots of rocks around on the steeper trails so you'll have to be careful.
If you're looking to try the Head Peak - Sunset sports tuning shop, near Christy's Sports on the mall but second level, has them. At least they might be properly tuned.

I agree that the Kastle is not an "uber Stockli". It is very skiable and freindly. I've never tried the Head IM88, but here's two others - the Blizzard atlas, and Stockli VXL stormrider i've tried.
If you like speed, the Stockli is for you. Bumps the Kastle probably has a big edge. Currently the Blizzard is not in the same league. They have a lot of working out to do on that one to make it versatile.
here's the link to my Kastle, Blizzard, Stockli brief comparison- Originally Posted by Tog View Post
there's also a lot in that thread you might want to read.
 

Yeah. thanks. I'm a Vailie, so I know what it looks like out there. Not good. Hopefully this week turns things around.

I can't add much to the OP's question, but in extensive discussion with Dawg he seemed to echo Sierra Jim's sentiments but he prefers both the mx78 & mx88 to the im88 overall.
Edited by The Squeaky Wheel - 1/20/10 at 9:03am
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Yes, you know the conditions are different in the west when you're in the rental area and someone comes in and says "I don't care what ski it is as long as the edges are really sharp! Whatta you have?"
Sadly at that shop the tunes were currently horrible.
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I was on the Upper Tiehack lift a few hours ago and the whole ridge from the top to the bowl at Highlands was nearly obscured by snowfall.  Light flakes on Ajax and Buttermilk this morning, but crystal blue skies right now.  The earlier poster was right - look out for rocks high up on Snowmass (and Ajax too, for that matter)!
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Mind if I drop you a PM for updated info this weekend?
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