All-Mountain Skis

Kästle FX96 HP (2020)

2020 Men's All-Mountain Ski Review

Brand: Kastle

Model: FX96 HP


Overall Rating: 3.67


Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

133/96/119

Lengths (cm)

172, 180, 188

Radius (m)

18.1

Flotation

3.81 / 5

Quickness / Maneuverability

3.63 / 5

Playfulness

3.56 / 5

Forgiveness

3.31 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

3.63 / 5

Crud Performance

3.88 / 5

Balance of Skills

3.69 / 5

Gender

Male

Level

Expert


2020 Kastle FX96 HP
The 2020 Kastle FX96 HP looks hot with orange highlights.Photo courtesy of Kästle

Kästle took the metal out of their FX HP skis and replaced it with a crisscrossed carbon-fiberglass laminate wrapped around a poplar, beech, and paulownia wood core, damping the ski while reducing weight. The signature Hollowtech 3.0 tip optimizes swing weight but has minimal chatter at high speeds thanks to some serious Austrian engineering. Altogether, the FX96 HP is a freeride-oriented charger that can hold its own off the lift and beyond. 

STRENGTHS: Crud, Flotation

WEAKNESS: Forgiveness