This is my first post here at Epic Ski, and I want to thank everyone before I begin, because there is a wealth of knowledge here that I could only dream of obtaining at my local ski shop.
With that said, I am looking for what I am calling "On-Piste Performance" ski. Something like a race ski for enthusiasts. I am trying to move away from the big companies like Volkl, Elan, Fisher, Salomon, etc, and into some of the "less well known" players. I read the entire post by shadowfax in regard to hart skis. During that post there was some talk of Kastle skis. (First by Ghost, Philpug, and epic, maybe a few others) Specifically the MX 78 caught my eye.
A little about me, I am 5'8 200 lbs, advanced to expert skier. I ski in the east and the midwest. Would love to take a trip west every couple of years, but nothing that should influence my decision, at least in my opinion.
Onto my question, is there anything I should know about Kastle skis? I was also looking at Stockli and Palmer, should I consider any others? I know the best thing would be to demo these, however, I am having trouble finding demo days near me. Finally, not to overwhelm the discussion, because I have asked a lot already, but has anyone skied on Viice skis?
Thank you in advance for any help, guidance, or opinions you can provide.