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Has anyone skied the on3p kartel 98?
I think I've decided that I'll cop some kartel 98s for my skis next year. It has the exact dimensions I'm looking for and I like the idea of a stiffer ski with that much rocker. However, when I see people hit rails and jibs on something softer like the line blend, the skis sound slick and smooth. If you've rode the kartels, do they feel burly and heavy?
Also how do they feel on hardpack?
The Kartel 98 feel extremely stable and are quick and nimble. The bamboo core can take a beating, and it still retains its' liveliness.This still allows you to charge over shit snow, without deflecting and lots of other great qualities for skiing nth in and outside the park . All in all, is a great ski, the line blend is a super fun ski as well, just completely different due to the nature of its flex (the butter zone is super soft and easy to butter).
I really like them. They feel squirrely to me at high speeds WHEN CENTER MOUNTED but if you mount them at recommended or just a few cm back from center this problem goes away I've noticed. Pretty fun ski dude. Poppy, fast, durable. They're a burly ski for sure but they aren't heavy, especially considering materials used. They hold an edge nicely and are just a fun ski. I highly recommend
ON3P Kartel 106
"Ski good or eat wood"
They are just orgasmic. I am 6'1 170, bought the 186's and mounted them with pivots at recommended.
They have honestly made me a better skier. I have held a carve through the shittiest, chunky, icy snow and they feel fine. The flex is perfect and they are great for charging.
The snap they make when I stomp a jump gives me a boner, no lie. They are not too heavy by any means. Buy them.
Best ski I have ever skied
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