Kastle FX95 HP (2016) - Ski Mag

Kastle FX95 HP (2016)


Rating: 3.02 / 5
Price: $1199.00
Year: 2016
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 95
Tip/Tail/Waist: 126-95-116
Lengths: 165,173,181,189

Stability at speed: 3.15 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.44 / 5
Crud performance: 3.36 / 5
Flotation: 2.61 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.60 / 5
Overall: 3.02 / 5

The FX95 HP is a wider ski in the All Mountain Freeride series with a 95 mm waist designed to charge through powder and other varied conditions, and top and bottom titanal layers designed to stabilize it. It's slightly more powder-focused than hardpack-focused, but at the end of the day, it's a ski designed with versatility in mind, intended to take on all terrain. For something similar with the same width, but a bit softer, check out the FX95. And for something similar but skinnier, check out the FX85 HP and FX85. The All Mountain Freeride series 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.