Kastle BMX105HP (2016)

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2016 Kästle BMX 105 HP

Rating: 3.31 / 5
Price: $1149.00
Year: 2016
Level: 2
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 105
Tip/Tail/Waist: 134-105-123
Lengths: 173,181,189

Stability at speed: 3.50 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.88 / 5
Crud performance: 3.75 / 5
Flotation: 3.97 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.98 / 5
Overall: 3.31 / 5

The BMX105 HP is the stiffest ski in Kästle's Freeride series due to the fact that it's the only ski in the series with top and bottom titanal layers. Its dimensions (134 mm tip, 105 mm waist, 123 mm tail) are identical to its little brother, the BMX105, but it's just intended for the harder charging skier who wants burlier boards under their feet. For something similar but wider, check out the BMX115. The Freeride series is Kästle's widest and most powder-focused series. Its skis waists' range from 105 - 115 mm underfoot, and radii range from 19 - 26 m, built for deep snow and big mountain skiing. Woodcores made of silver fir are intended to stabilize the ski and promote smooth turns. Hook Free Shovel and Hook Free Tail technologies move the ski's widest points slightly inwards from the tip and tail, designed for better turn initiation and decreased hooking. Dual Rise camber profile is designed to float on powder and other varied conditions, opposed to a classic profile intended for just hardpack snow. Hollowtech technology hollows out the ski's tip, lightening the load and designed to further decrease chatter and other vibrations in the ski. Progressive rise technology gives the tip a gradual rockered profile, designed to float over powder and other various conditions away from the hardpack. Kästle, based in Hohenems, Austria, was founded in 1924. Its U.S. headquarters are in Vail, Colorado.

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