Kästle FX96 HP

2020 Men's All-Mountain Ski Review

Specs

Overall Rating 3.67 / 5
Tip / Waist / Tail (in Millimeters) 133/96/119
Lengths (in Centimeters) 172, 180, 188
Radius (in Meters) 18.1
Flotation 3.81 / 5
Quickness / Maneuverability 3.63 / 5
Playfulness 3.56 / 5

 

Forgiveness 3.31 / 5
Hard Snow Performance 3.63 / 5
Crud Performance 3.88 / 5
Balance of Skills 3.69 / 5
Level Expert
2020 Kastle FX96 HP

The 2020 Kastle FX96 HP looks hot with orange highlights.

Kästle took the metal out of their FX HP skis and replaced it with a crisscrossed carbon-fiberglass laminate wrapped around a poplar, beech, and paulownia wood core, damping the ski while reducing weight. The signature Hollowtech 3.0 tip optimizes swing weight but has minimal chatter at high speeds thanks to some serious Austrian engineering. Altogether, the FX96 HP is a freeride-oriented charger that can hold its own off the lift and beyond. 

STRENGTHS: Crud, Flotation

WEAKNESS: Forgiveness

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