Kastle BMX 105

2017

Men's Freeride
Kastle
Price: £575.00 (ski only)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert
Sidecut 134-105-123
Turn radius 21m (181cm)
Lengths 173, 181 (2,140g), 189
Construction Cap and sidewall combo
Wood core
Tip and tail rocker
Strengths Light, fun and easy to use
Weaknesses Lack grip on hard snow, high price

They say

From first chair to last call, a powerful freeride ski that can manage anything the day dishes out. The mountain is your canvas, here’s your brush.

We say

Kästle normally makes real hardcharging skis that love big edge angles. The BMX firmly moves away from this characteristic and immediately feels light underfoot, extremely playful and nicely set up for backcountry conditions. The nose floats up very easily at slow speeds, which helps make them feel incredibly maneuverable and effortless to use. On harder snow conditions on the piste they still feel easy to use and can carve out smooth arcs but lack grip and stability at higher speeds.

Tester Comments

Dougie Crawford
Nose floats up well in soft snow, lack of torsional stiffness gives poor grip on hard snow
Derek Chandler
Good ski for pure off piste, where they are maneuverable and respond well