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
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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