So this 17-18 ski season I purchased a pair of Kartel 108s with the Old Glory top sheet and mated them to a pair of Pivot 14. I have to say I have enjoyed every bit of skiing on them this season. Super playful, chargy, stable and everything I wanted. Plus I get loads of compliments.
Iím considering a pair of Wrenegad 108s as my directional all mountain because I do like to haul major ass down the hill but right now my kartels do that just fine.
The only down side is like with most ski gear is it gets scratched. If I could keep my top sheets from ever getting scratched I would but sadly I canít stop noobs after they just skied or boarded over my tails....
...but Iím a fanboys now just like most on NS.
Unfortunately this season is pretty much over for me because I live in Phoenix and have to travel at least 8 hours to see Telluride, Purgatory, Mammoth so on. We do have Snowbowl a couple hours away but this season has been warm and dry. So until next season Iíll just be dreaming about riding my Kartels.