Kastle TX82 (2016)

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Price: $699.00
Year: 2016
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 82
Tip/Tail/Waist: 118-82-105
Lengths: 152,162,172

The TX82 is second-skinniest ski in Kästle’s Tour series, with an 82 mm waist. It’s also just about tied as the lightest in the series with the slightly skinnier TX77, with a weight range of 1220 – 1360 g, depending on length. If you never know what kind of conditions to expect when you go out touring, this is one of Kästle’s most versatile skis for you. For something similar but wider, check out the TX87, TX97, and TX107. Kästle’s Tour series focuses on the increasingly popular ski touring scene. The series includes five different skis with weights ranging from 1220 – 1790 g, radii ranging from 14 – 26 m, and waists ranging from 77 – 107 mm. Karuba Woodcore is designed for stability while maintaining a lightweight profile. Standard Camber profile is intended for race-like turns no matter what terrain you’re on. 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. Hollowtech technology hollows out the ski’s tip, lightening the load and designed to further decrease chatter and other vibrations in the ski. Kästle, based in Hohenems, Austria, was founded in 1924. Its U.S. headquarters are in Vail, Colorado.