Kastle MX70 (2015)

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Rating: 2.60 / 5
Price: $1199.00
Year: 2015
Level: 2
Gender: Male
Waist Width: 70
Tip/Tail/Waist: 118-70-100
Lengths: 144, 152, 160

Stability at speed: 2.79 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.38 / 5
Crud performance: 2.18 / 5
Flotation: 1.57 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.31 / 5
Overall: 2.60 / 5

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