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REVIEW: Kästle FX95

Jonty Keightley, ski rental manager at Sanglard Sports in Chamonix, tells Roped Up what ski he’s planning on skiing on this season…

 

This season, it would definitely be the Kästle FX95.  Kästle skis have a long history dating back to 1924.  They’re Austrian to their core: made in Hohenems in western Austria, within spitting distance of the legendary Arlberg resorts of St Anton and Lech.  The company went off the grid in 1998 but 9 years later, aided by some substantial investment, some designers and athletes got together to resurrect the brand with the aim of developing the best skis possible. They brought in the revolutionary chatter reduction ‘hollowtech’ technology and have consistently launched some fantastic skis over the last 10 years. 

 

The FX95 is my ski of the season: it’s an incredibly versatile all-mountain ski. With a tip rocker and 95mm underfoot, it performs fantastically on piste, whilst giving smooth flotation in the powder. Plus it’s light enough to allow quick turns in the trees or in the couloirs. If you want a ski that will do everything and give you a lot of fun whilst doing so – this is your ski.

 

 

Sidecut              Tip      126mm

                        Waist  95mm

                        Tail     115mm

 

Lengths             157cm            radius 14m    weight 1550g/ski

                        165cm            radius 16m    weight 1700g/ski

                        173cm            radius 18m    weight 1850g/ski

                        181cm            radius 20m    weight 2000g/ski

                        189cm            radius 22m    weight 2150g/ski

 

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