Kastle LX82 (2012)


Rating: 3.81 / 5
Price: $999.00
Year: 2012
Level: 2
Gender: Male
Waist Width: 82
Tip/Tail/Waist: 127-82-109
Lengths: 156

Stability at speed: 4.56 / 5
Hard snow performance: 4.22 / 5
Crud performance: 3.57 / 5
Flotation: 2.13 / 5
Forgiveness: 4.20 / 5
Overall: 3.81 / 5


Kastle LX82

Kastle LX82 (2011)

What’s with the oval cutaway in the tip of every Kastle? That’s Hollowtech, and it’s a Kastle hallmark harking all the way back to the ’76 Innsbruck Olympics. A lighter tip vibrates less, so the edge remains engaged, and reduced swing-weight gives it a more nimble feel. At 82 mm, the LX82 lacks some quickness edge-to-edge. That might be a problem in bumps, but it’s a blessing on powder days. And overall this flagship of the new LX line of lighter, softer Kastles offered a smooth and velvety ride that was enjoyable in crud as well as on the groomed. “Nice balance of power and finesse,” said Scholey.