Anybody skied the 108 or 128? We don't really seem to hear much about them. Who's got 'em, who's skied 'em and what are your impressions?
What about the big Kastles?
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Really hard to get hold of. Trust me, I have been trying.
Whiteroom indicated in another thread that he has two pairs of MX128 (190cm) in stock.
Philpug said he has a pair of MX108s on the way to him. It will be interesting to see what he says about them after a fresh powder day run.
I'd just like to see either ski in person.
Bummer..........Well there is always next years line up from Kastle. Which you already know about.
One pair three customers? A nice place to be at. Now how to keep the other two happy and on the line while you try to find two more pairs. Sounds like just another day in sales of limited production products.
Seems like they didn't make many of the MX108 & MX128 to satify the western skiers.
It will be intersting to see what Kastle does next time around. I hope they don't screw up in their business plan. It would be a great loss.
Bummer..........Well there is always next years line up from Kastle. Which you already know about. YES. :drool:
One pair three customers? A nice place to be at. Not really, would rather have had 4 pair for the 4 skiers. Now how to keep the other two happy and on the line while you try to find two more pairs. Sounds like just another day in sales of limited production products.
Seems like they didn't make many of the MX108 & MX128 to satify the western skiers. They produced what was initially ordered, no one expected the demand..although we should have.
It will be intersting to see what Kastle does next time around. I hope they don't screw up in their business plan. It would be a great loss. We need to order more..and earlier.
So is it that Kastle makes one full line production run at the start of the season and that is it?
I would suggest to them if I could be so bold (and if they would listen to me) another planned production run mid season. All dependent upon the sales of their dealers and the dealer desire to refill any sell outs.
The dealers could then commit to an order of what they think they could move. I don't know if they have a dealer request system that goes out to all other dealers. I'd like to see all wants filled for a season.
I'm pleased to hear about the addition on new models to fill holes in the line up. I've noticed a few that needed addressed myself.
I think having available demo skis are very important to Kastle. This would have the best impact at select geographical dealers.(And sell those demos before they get to worn and beat up. They could be graded in condition. Much like rental car agencies do with their cars. This could all be coordinated on Kastle's website among the dealers with oversight from a good company manager that is on top of things) Maybe this isn't feasible though. You can have the best word of mouth. I think real buyers want proof of the words today. Buyers have been BSed to death in everything they buy and let down. As you might know and realize in the demos. These skis sell themselves......... Please notice how rare this quality is.
These skis were designed to be and are upper tier skis. (If you need the correct car reference, a Mercedes SLS) You won't hear me try to suggest anything otherwise. Kastle from the sounds of it are going for a bigger roll out next year for more income. I don't fault them for the idea. I was clued into this would need to happen soon. I would much rather that they try what I have outlined above first. I really hope they can stay up where they are and not downgrade their quality or performance of their products over time for the sake of money.
If they do drop the ball. Their moves to this point would make a great business model to follow. You would need a real high caliber product though however. That by far is the most difficult part of the equation to attain.
Edited by skimalibu - 1/7/11 at 8:58pm
I picked up a really nice pair of 187 MX108's w/916's from DC. They reminded me of my 194 XXL's, but a little easier to get through the tight trees and bumps. They railed the corduroy and I couldn't find a top end. They really shined up in the bowl where I could let them run in the crud.
Still not a good choice for hard bumps, but then, what is?