Kastle MX74

2019

Men's Piste Performance
Kastle
Price: £695.00 (with binding)
Overall:
On piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
Bumps:
Ease of use:
Suitability for level:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert Upper Intermediate
Sidecut 124-74-105
Turn radius 14.7m (172cm)
Lengths 148, 156, 164, 172, 180
Construction Sidewall
Titanal & woodcore
Standard camber
Strengths High levels of grip, super smooth ride, quality shines through
Weaknesses Hard to fault, maybe a bit slower from edge to edge in short turns

They say

With a new innovative sidecut, Hollowtech 2.0 and race inspired construction, the MX74 is the most dynamic all-mountain ski in the Kastle model line.

We say

As seems to be standard with all the Kastle’s we test, the MX74 feels like a very high quality piece of equipment. The ride is super smooth and is matched up to near race like levels of grip. These two qualities give the skier huge amounts of confidence and allows the limits to be pushed, comfortable in the knowledge that the ski can take anything that is thrown at it. The flex is consistent, predictable and smooth and makes it easy to read the direction of the ski through the arc. It feels best suited to longer, faster arcs, in short turns grip is still very high but it can feel quite wide underfoot. Overall this is a well engineered, beautiful ski that delivers high quality in long arcs, although the price does reflect that.

Tester Comments

James Allen
The Bentley of the piste skis! Smooth, clean and no effort, soaks up rough terrain.
Pete Davison
Heavy swingweight and solid underfoot make it harder work at slower speeds, but very grippy and loves to be opened up in longs