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I wouldn't say the 'entire spectum" yet...yet. wink.gif I did see some additions for next year that look very nice, I do have some concern as far as product overlap and what we want to stock. 
 


Can you share any of the specs of the new additions?
 

Expansion of the LX to a LX94, which will be a funtastic ski. The FX line will include a FX104. 
 


tip rocker on FX 104?
 

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Yeah, my understanding was that Giradelli was a team member. My favorite ski racer of all time, BTW. 

 

Phil, keep the new releases quiet for a while, we don't need the civilians knowing about 11 new models for next year. The new BMX line, the lower price stuff or the rental stuff..



 Yeah............

post #93 of 106
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Yeah, my understanding was that Giradelli was a team member. My favorite ski racer of all time, BTW. 

 

Phil, keep the new releases quiet for a while, we don't need the civilians knowing about 11 new models for next year. The new BMX line, the lower price stuff or the rental stuff..


What about the In-line skates and the Lawn bowling collection? 

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Just to add another two cents to the FX 94 discussion.  Skiied the MX 88 and FX 94 back to back, yesterday in "hero" snow.  Both excellent skis, but as different as "Black and White" - Ha!. 

 

The MX 88 - 178cm (White) was smooth, damp and powerful, with a lot of range (wasn't demanding at all) - good in big turns and small, was not perturbed by anything. I absolutely loved this ski, everything you hear is true, don't try it unless you can afford to buy it. 

 

The FX 94 - 176cm  (Black) felt totally different, quick, snappy and lively, and also versatile in turn shape.  The FX 94 seemed a bit more demanding with a smaller sweet spot, good solid technique required (don't get in the back seat!).  But, the FX 94 rips, displayed very good edge hold and good energy out of the turn.  I'm a big guy (230#) and the ski did not fold at all, it handled high speed GS turns with ease and stablility.  I probably would like this ski even better in the longer length, but it was a ton of fun to ski.  I definitely wouldn't pigeon hole it into the AT/Backcounty category only, seems like it would be a great everyday driver for the west.

 

My two cents.

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I have a  used pair of FX94s that I need to sell.  Not enough posts yet to start a thread, but hopefully in the next day or so I'll put up a note on the gear-exchange forum.  I like the ski, just not as much as I thought I would.  $650 with Jasper bindings.

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I have a  used pair of FX94s that I need to sell.  Not enough posts yet to start a thread, but hopefully in the next day or so I'll put up a note on the gear-exchange forum.  I like the ski, just not as much as I thought I would.  $650 with Jasper bindings.



 Do you mean Jester Bindings? I think Jasper rebuilds engines.


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The MX 88 - 178cm (White) was smooth, damp and powerful, with a lot of range (wasn't demanding at all) - good in big turns and small, was not perturbed by anything. I absolutely loved this ski, everything you hear is true, don't try it unless you can afford to buy it. 

 

The FX 94 - 176cm  (Black) felt totally different, quick, snappy and lively, and also versatile in turn shape.  The FX 94 seemed a bit more demanding with a smaller sweet spot, good solid technique required (don't get in the back seat!).  But, the FX 94 rips, displayed very good edge hold and good energy out of the turn.  I'm a big guy (230#) and the ski did not fold at all, it handled high speed GS turns with ease and stablility.  I probably would like this ski even better in the longer length, but it was a ton of fun to ski.  I definitely wouldn't pigeon hole it into the AT/Backcounty category only, seems like it would be a great everyday driver for the west.

 

My two cents.



 I've found that I like to use the FX94s for fresh powder or new snow days on and off trail. [With the 176cm I have the ability of being able to quick cut in and out of things. I might not be able to do that as well with the next size up]

 

 And the MX88s I use on days when you don't have new snowfall.

 

 Both skis are very impressive to me and I don't think you could go wrong with either as your main or only pair of skis.........

 

 They both make me feel like I'm a better skier than I am.

 

 Oh!  I also find I sleep very well after skiing either one all day thank you very much. redface.gif

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Nearing 30 days skiing the FX94.  My love affair has advanced to a longterm relationship, possibly marriage.  The Tahoe-area weather has warmed up lately and fresh, light snow is hanging to the North.  As a result, my last three days have been on Volkl AC-4s, which are better suited for hard snow and groomed trails.  I will continue to use Volkl AC-4 and P50 skis for my less-than-favorite snow conditons.

 

When more desirable snow returns, it will be time for the Davenports again.  I cannot imagine a better ski, especially for off-piste (never typed that word before).

 

Outside overly firm, frozen or ice conditions, the ski is fairly rigid, still light, smooth, responsive (as in intuitive).  I summarize this by saying if Ice = 0 and Light Powder = 10, the FX94 is the best ski I know for conditions 3 to 9. 

 

Note: To fully enjoy the full range of snow conditions, I believe the Schizo Baron or Schizo Jester is desirable.  I actively change my center of weight by moving the binding forward and aft, depending on type of snow.  This allows me to continue to keep my body forward and more aggressive.   

 

With Love.  Duncan

post #99 of 106

I am selling my Kastle FX94 166cm.  used one season.  Excelent condition, Skis only. Were Drilled with Marker Baron EPF S

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I will update on the FX94 debate once I get a few days on my new pair. Dawgcatching is selling those as closeouts for $699, so I have a pair mounted up with Adrenalin 13 bindings for all sorts of backcountry fun. At that price it seemed silly not to give them a long-term test.

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Hi anyone is interested in my one year old Kastle FX94 166cm?

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Price?

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I would like £200.00 or $300.00.  I have a small video clip of the skis, if interested, I can email it to you.  They are i a very good nick and have been serviced at the end of last season.  Were mounted with Baron Marker.  Used for one season last year, manufactured in  December 2014.

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... + the postage.

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I will update on the FX94 debate once I get a few days on my new pair. Dawgcatching is selling those as closeouts for $699, so I have a pair mounted up with Adrenalin 13 bindings for all sorts of backcountry fun. At that price it seemed silly not to give them a long-term test.

 

It's actually $669, but what's $30?  Probably buys some well-deserved beer! And at the going rate of beer in this town, probably only a 6-pack. 

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I'm glad I decided to read the post today.  I've been looking to replace my 12/13 FX94s and Dawg just received my order :yahoo:  I'll wait until I go to Whistler to use the beer money.  Gotta love the exchange rate :beercheer: 

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