Kastle FX95 (2016)


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Price: $1049.00
Year: 2016
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 95
Tip/Tail/Waist: 126-95-116
Lengths: 165,173,181,189

The FX95 is the softer version of its big brother, the FX95 HP. It's nearly identical in terms of technology, with the same 126 mm tip and 95 mm waist. However, it doesn't have top and bottom titanal layers like the FX95 HP, making it designed as a lighter and more forgiving ski. For something similar but a bit skinnier, check out the FX85. This ski is part of Kästle's All Mountain Freeride series, which focuses on skis intended to charge through it all, especially burly terrain outside of the groomers. Woodcore made of silver fir is 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.