Kastle BMX105 HP (2017)


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Price: $1149.00
Year: 2017
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 105
Tip/Tail/Waist: 134-105-123
Lengths: 173, 181, 189

The metal-reinforced version of the BMX105-the narrowest model in Kastle's BMX (Big Mountain Cross) series of fat freeriders-offers more heft, power, and high-speed stability than the lighter metal-free versionÉfor a little higher price. All the better for everyday Western-locale performance on hardpack days between storms. It's offered flat or with either a 16- or 14-DIN binding. The BMX series includes three models (105, 105HP, and 115) ranging in width from 105 to 115 mm. They're the widest skis Kastle makes, built for maximum flotation and loose, slashy performance in deep snow on big terrain. The 115 is a metal-free construction; the 105 is offered metal-free or in a beefier HP version built with two sheets of Titanal for added power, edge-grip and high-speed calm. All models are full-wood-core, vertical-sidewall, laminate constructions for durability, power, and hardpack edge grip. Low camber underfoot enhances carvability on hardpack in between storms. Rocker and tapered shape in both the tip and tail combine to keep it loose and pivoty when the powder's deep. Kastle's Elliptical Radius sidecut is progressively tighter fore and aft, for quick turn initiations and strong finishes. The Hollowtech tip is a Kastle signature: All but a thin translucent layer is removed from an egg-shaped cutout in the tip. This reduces swing weight, and because there's less mass, tip vibration is reduced, so the ski is quieter on the snow and hooks up into a carved turn more readily. K