The only thing more fun than skiing itself is skiing on new gear. You can experience the latest ski technology when you rent demo skis on your next trip to Breckenridge. A Racer’s Edge has Kastle, Rossignol and Fischer demo skis to rent. Demo skis are the same brands and models available on the market, so if you love the skis you rent with us, you can buy a pair just like them.
Kastle makes a ski designed to suit the demanding skier. One of the most popular models is the MX 88. It is a wood core ski with a .5 mm layer of metal that creates a rugged all-mountain ski. In the 178 cm length it has a 20 meter turn radius. It incorporates a standard camber pattern along with ‘HollowTech’, a cut out section in the tip of the ski filled with light weight polymer.
HollowTech results in a ski that is lighter in front which reduces vibration. This creates a high performance ski with that is easy to turn and stable with plenty of flotation (88 mm waist) to handle the crud and powder. HollowTech is used in all models of skis such as the BMX 98, FX 94 and LX 82, all of which are available for demo ski rental in our Breckenridge shop.
Rossignol offers the latest in ski technology with ‘Rocker’. Rocker means that the tip and often the tail of the ski are configured to rise above the snow slightly closer to the bindings that in a traditional camber ski. This creates a ski that will respond to steering with ease and results in what Rossignol calls ‘Auto Turn’. When the ski is on edge, the entire edge will engage and you experience superior stability, but during steered turns, you will find that your skis behave as though they were a bit shorter than they actually are. This is advantageous as it gives you the responsiveness of shorter ski with the stability of a full size ski. We have the E88 (Experience 88) and E83 (Experience 83) skis to rent.
In case you haven’t noticed already, the numbers in both the Kastle and Rossi skis indicate the width of the waist of the ski in millimeters. Wider skis (higher numbers) will have increased performance on softer snow and powder, while the (relatively) narrower skis will make it easier to get grip on firmer snow. All of these skis are great all around skis. They offer different technologies to enhance their performance and variations in width, flex and camber that will let you find the perfect ski for your style.
Next time you’re coming up to rent skis in Breckenridge ask about our demo ski selection and consider using your trip as an excuse to try out some new gear!