eastcoastbc12How is the kartel it looks like and extremely fun ski, but it is expensive as hell. Does anyone know more about this ski, and if I ski 90 park and 10 percent mountain, but that 10 percent is mainly powder should I get the 106 or the 98. Will the price for these skis ever drop
For 90% park, go with the 98. They'll still rip powder with no issues. Here's the review page on them with more info: http://www.newschoolers.com/reviews/2797/Kartel-98
As far as the price goes; a) they're not that much more expensive than other skis in their category (and it's harder to find last years models because they sell out every year), and more importantly b) you're paying for quality - quality of the product and the service. These skis are made by a group of less than 10 guys in a factory in Portland, OR...call the shop and you'll talk to someone who has most likely been directly involved in building your skis, try that with cheaper brand. Not to mention, the thickest bases and edges out there, high quality 100% bamboo cores, and UHMW sidewalls - none of these materials are cheap. ON3P builds skis that are designed to last twice as long as the average ski. So as long as you take care on them, you'll find yourself saving money in the long run.
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