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Kastle FX 94 vs. MX 98?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

Anyone have an idea of the weight of the FX compared to the MX?  I got some used MXs that I would like to mount tele, but honestly they seem a little beefy for my shrimpy butt.  I was wondering if I should pursue a trade for some FXs to gain some weight savings and forgiveness in powder.  Thanks.

post #2 of 14

You mean MX98?

post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 

Uh huh.  Any non-editorial advice?

post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by hiplainsdrifter View Post

Uh huh.  Any non-editorial advice?



I am sure he was just asking for clarification. 

 

I don't have a MX98 to weigh but I wil say that the FX is about 10% lighter is weight and 20% lighter in feel and a much better application for tele. 

post #5 of 14

What size are the 98s?

 

I don't have any FX's, but I have a lot of skis I would trade for last years MX98.

post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 

They are 184s.  PM me what you have, I may be interested. 90-100 mm waisted, 183-190, all mtn ripper, light, tip rocker a plus.

post #7 of 14

Were these the ones that were just on Ebay?

post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 

Yep.

post #9 of 14

I can weigh each for you on Friday. FWIW, today I weighed an MX88 and an Elan Apex, 178cm vs. 177cm.  MX88: 2020g, Apex: 1880g.  The FX98 and Apex feel almost identical in weight, so I wouldn't expect the 94 to be any less than 1750g per ski.  Will post again on Friday with the weights, send me a PM if I forget

post #10 of 14

Letsee a 184 MX98 from last season (metal, square tail) is 3620 gm per ski with plate and binding, single binding is 1210 gm and plate is 227 gm, so single ski should come in at about 2183 gm. Have no info on this season's MX98. 

post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by hiplainsdrifter View Post

Yep.



I'd be interested to hear what the condition of these are actually like...He rated them a 8.5/10 but top skin scratches (no biggy there) but an edge that was dented and an extra remount along with bindings that were missing DIN windows. But the price was good. 

post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 

They are in pretty darn good shape.  Not new, but tons of turns left- the edge dent isn't too pronounced.   The two drills effectively make it possible to hit virtually any BSL that would be likely to be riding these skis with Marker bindings.  I would have no problem spanning the drills with a 4-hole tele pattern, but since I am not sure I would like the skis, I am not sure I should add the 'terminal drill' to these pricey boards.  The price I got em for was great- hopefully I can get something more my speed via trade or something.  Still thinking I should just man up and try em though.  They kinda remind me of Mantras on crack, and I don't like Mantras that much on piste. 

post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 

I have had several trade offer that have dropped out.  If anyone wants to just buy these have at making me offers.  I will probably post them for sale in the gear swap in a few days, just wanna give a head start to those who are active in the forum.  Still interested in trading for Lhasa Pows, DPS 112s, or something like that of similar value to the MX 98s.  Cheers.

post #14 of 14

I think you should just keep them and man up!

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