Everyone seems to really love these skis and i'm starting to get it as I look into these, but the weight seems a little bit of a hold back.
Are they too heavy to be a poppy jib ski for east and west coast?
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highpeakI would highly suggest them. I have a 181 2016 K108 and love them. It does extremely well in powder and floats very well. The deepest I skied this year was about 2.5 feet and it handled great, very surfy. The ski also rips on the hardpack. I am a former ski racer and have had no problem laying these on edge even when it's not ideal conditions. The skis absolutely bomb through crud and I never have to worry about straightlining it or getting unexpectedly bucked. Additionally, the ski is very poppy and can launch you off small hits and side jumps when you want to. The Kartel 108 is also very buttery for its size. If you are a fan of tail butters and nosebutters you will have no problem doing so. The ski feels very light in air too. I don't do crazy rotations but your average spins, flips, and grabs are perfectly fine on the ski. The only conditions the ski did not perform great in was rock hard ice, and even race skis struggle with that so really no complaint there. Like all ON3P's the skis are extremely durable and will last you not matter how much you batter them. I had a few runs this year I was sure I was gonna have a core shot when I got to the bottom and was impressed to see basically nothing.