Kastle RX12 (2017)

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Price: $1399.00
Year: 2017
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 70
Tip/Tail/Waist: 118-70-100
Lengths: 168, 176, 184

The RX12 Prem is the closest thing to a race ski in the Kastle collection, a likely choice for "beer league" racers or anyone seeking maximum performance at high speeds on firm snow. "RX" stands for "race cross." It's built with traditional camber for lively rebound energy and positive edge grip and torsional rigidity (twist resistance) from tip to tail. The "Premium" designation in its model name refers to the fact that it comes pre-mounted with a 12-DIN binding (Kastle-branded, built by Tyrolia) and a performance-enhancing plate that adds dampness, stiffness, and elevated stand-height for extra leverage over the edge. It's a wood-core (ash), vertical-sidewall, laminate construction with two sheets of metal (.5 mm on top, .8 mm on bottom), for maximum power, dampness, edge-grip, and durability. Extra-dense phenolic sidewalls enhance edge bite on hard snow and ice. The Hollowtech tip is a Kastle signature: All but a thin translucent layer is removed from an egg-shaped cut-out in the tip. This reduces swing weight, and because there's less mass, tip vibration is reduced, both in amplitude and duration, so the ski is quieter on the snow and the edges are locked into the snow sooner and longer. Kastle's Elliptical Radius sidecut is progressively tighter tip and tail, for quick turn initiations and strong finishes. K