Kastle LX72

2017

Women's Piste Performance
Kastle
Price: £569.00 (with binding)
Overall:
On piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
Bumps:
Ease of use:
Suitability for level:
Ability Level Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert
Sidecut 117-72-99
Turn radius 14.5m (162cm)
Lengths 146, 154, 162 (1,470g), 170
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Titanal wood core
Standard camber
Strengths Light, easy to use, great grip through the middle of the arc
Weaknesses Could be more engaged and reactive through the start of the turn

They say

Outstanding handling characteristics, especially in varying and deep piste conditions and in deep powder snow.

We say

In some ways the LX72 felt quite traditional in its shape, the shovel feels less pronounced and it’s the skier that has to lead it into the turn, but once into the apex you can really feel the ski gripping and holding the line. It’s another piste ski that feels extremely light and because of that its practically zero effort at slower speeds. Many of our testers did miss some extra shape through the front of the ski and would have liked more engagement with the ski through the top of the turn.

Tester Comments

Chemmy Alcott
Looks good. Tough to ski, since the tip of the ski seems to be so soft it doesn’t engage
Lynn Mill
A comfortable ski, light but also traditional in shape, works better in short turns