2018-2019 ON3P Kartel 108

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Luke Koppa reviews the ON3P Kartel 108 for Blister

ON3P Kartel 108

Luke Koppa reviews the ON3P Kartel 108 for Blister

ON3P Kartel 108

Luke Koppa reviews the ON3P Kartel 108 for Blister

ON3P Kartel 108 — Tip Profile

Luke Koppa reviews the ON3P Kartel 108 for Blister

ON3P Kartel 108 — Tail Profile

Luke Koppa reviews the ON3P Kartel 108 for Blister

ON3P Kartel 108

Luke Koppa reviews the ON3P Kartel 108 for Blister

ON3P Kartel 108 — Bases

10 Comments

  1. Blister Member
    Jeff March 15, 2018 Reply

    One correction: the Kartel 116 currently has a bi-radius sidecut.

    • Luke Koppa Author
      Luke Koppa March 17, 2018 Reply

      Hey Jeff — good catch. The Kartel 116 does indeed have a bi-radius sidecut, and returns unchanged for 18/19. I’ve updated the post above.

  2. Chris May 4, 2018 Reply

    Do you know how the camber height and rocker length of these skis compare to the Kartel 96? Thanks in advance.

  3. James Miller June 6, 2018 Reply

    Will the Moment Meridian be included in the ON3P Kartel 108 deep dive comparison?

    • Luke Koppa Author
      Luke Koppa June 13, 2018 Reply

      Yep, we’ll definitely be making some comparisons between the Kartel 108 and Meridian in a Deep Dive soon.

  4. Blister Member
    Colingarnes June 6, 2018 Reply

    Will we be getting a Kartel 96 review soon?

    • Luke Koppa Author
      Luke Koppa June 6, 2018 Reply

      We did not get the chance to ski the Kartel 96 this year, but are planning on reviewing it next season.

  5. skiDaddy June 8, 2018 Reply

    Great review! Maybe too much of a different category, but how does it compare to J Skis The Metal? Playfulness? Charginess? Carving? Thanks!

  6. Blister Member
    Jordan August 24, 2018 Reply

    How would you compare the Kartel 108 to the Deathwish in terms of ability to charge crud, poppiness, and edge-hold?

    • Luke Koppa Author
      Luke Koppa August 26, 2018 Reply

      That’s a tough question since we haven’t been able to A/B those skis in a while.

      That said, we think the Kartel 108 is damper, so we think it’d remain a bit more composed in rough conditions like crud. But on firm, smooth snow the Deathwish has significantly better edge hold. Another important thing to consider is the stance these two skis prefer. The Kartel 108 requires a pretty centered stance, while you can drive the shovels of the Deathwish a bit more. In terms of pop, we’ll have to ski these skis back to back to judge that (which we plan on doing this winter).

      Hope that helps, and as I said, we’re hoping to A/B these skis this season.

      — Luke

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