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post #31 of 44

And there will be no "window shopping", unless it is a DIN window and this will not be a garage sale either, since you don't have a garage (don't even ask about the lawn). Oh..I forgot, everyone out here in this neck of the country has "tag sales", since everything should be tagged, it could be considered that. 

post #32 of 44
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love to, except the ski SJ is rec isn't in yet... that and a parking lot is a probably a really hard thing to get back to the bay area. BTW - noticed that you are selling the Vonn race suit, does she come with it?

post #33 of 44
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love to, except the ski SJ is rec isn't in yet...


No worries we are taking pre orders. 

post #34 of 44

I want to check out the new 2011 Bridge, its wider this year and has the same rocker profile as the Gotama, hmmmm   I really like the Gotama but a slightly lighter and skinnier gotama sounds like it's worth at least a try.   

post #35 of 44
Thread Starter 

Hey SJ- what do you think of the Kastle MX 88 or 98 for me?  i read through some of the reviews on it, seems like a really compelling ski?

 

thanks

post #36 of 44
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Hey SJ- what do you think of the Kastle MX 88 or 98 for me?  i read through some of the reviews on it, seems like a really compelling ski?

 

thanks


The MX88 is one of those rare skis that can transcend dimensions. Although it is 88 underfoot, when you ski it on hardback, it feels like it is 80mm, the next run you might get into crud and munk it feels 95mm. It is as close to a perfect ski as I ever recall skiing. There are many skis that have dimensions similar but none have the "feel" of this ski. There is not a person I put on the MX88 that didn't come back saying it was either THE best or one of the best skis they have ever skied"..well, few have not come back and they just called in with their credit card number  saying "I am keeping these, so just charge my card". Like SJ, I test around 75 different skis in a season, the MX88 is the standard that I judge all 80-100mm waisted skis against. 

 

The new 98 is a bit more off Piste-ish with less metal than the MX88 and a slight early rise. For what you are looking for, I think the 88 is a better choice. The old MX98 might been a better choice than the new one w/o the early rise and more metal but even if they still made that ski [bows head] May it rest in peace [/bows head], I would still suggest the MX88 for you. 


Edited by Philpug - 9/3/10 at 9:20pm
post #37 of 44
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It is an unfortunate misconception that our parking lot is for sale.


...and I was going to buy it and put up a condo...

post #38 of 44
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...and I was going to buy it and put up a condo...


We DO have a bridge that you can buy, the toll opportunity is endless. 

post #39 of 44
Thread Starter 

wow Phil, that is about as strong a endorsement of a ski i have ever heard. how does it stack up against the Sentential or the Mantra..or does it? 

post #40 of 44
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wow Phil, that is about as strong a endorsement of a ski i have ever heard. how does it stack up against the Sentential or the Mantra..or does it? 


In ranking these three skis...

 

1. MX88

3. Sentinal

6. Mantra

post #41 of 44
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In ranking these three skis...

 

1. MX88

3. Sentinal

6. Mantra


The MX88 is really exspensive though isn't it?
 

post #42 of 44
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The MX88 is really exspensive though isn't it?
 


Yes. 

post #43 of 44
Thread Starter 


what's number 2 and 5 ;-)

 

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In ranking these three skis...

 

1. MX88

3. Sentinal

6. Mantra

post #44 of 44

I'd get either the 999 or the 1010 over the Mantra anyday.....

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