True to the other Kastles in this category, the BMX 105 is best for women not sold on dedicated women’s skis. (In truth, all Kastle’s offerings are unisex; the smallest size in this model is a 173 cm.) It’s powerful and demanding, scoring lowest in Playfulness and Forgiveness. The brand’s signature Hollowtech in the tip (that see-through window) reduces swing weight and purrs through powder, and the sandwich construction wood core is metal free (Kastle also makes the metal-laden 105 HP, which is even burlier). It does ski long, and requires muscle. But those who can wield it will never go back. “Send it!” said Humes.
Strengths: Stability at Speed, Crud