2021 Kastle FX 96 HP Skis

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AF96H19
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KASTLE FX96 HP Skis

What a fun and well-made ski! The Kastle FX 96 HP skis are a perfect choice for advanced and expert level skiers who are looking for the ultimate in performance and versatility. The shape, profile, and construction are all perfectly combined to create a strong blend of power and precision, all the while remaining damp and stable. The best of all worlds is what Kastle is after with this new ski. They've removed the metal laminates from the HP skis of old and replaced it with carbon and fiberglass. This makes the ski lighter, quicker, and more maneuverable, three things that are super-important when it comes to all-mountain freeride skis. The metal is great for damping, but so is the Hollowtech tip that drastically reduces vibrations. In softer snow, the metal was a bit much, but the fiberglass and carbon laminates really make that deeper snow feel a lot more playful and fun. At 96 mm underfoot, the skis have a ton of versatility in the shape. From soft snow to hard, the FX 96 HP can carve some slick arcs on the groomers and float through a foot of fresh and hardly blink. The transition is very smooth and clean, and advanced and expert level skiers will be able to glean the best performance out of these skis. With an 18.1-meter turn radius at the 180 cm length, the skis have a versatile shape that can carve, skid, or smear turns at a moment's notice. Skiers will love the performance and high-end feel of these Kastle FX 96 HP Skis.

Features:

  • Sidecut: 133/96/119 mm
  • Turn Radius: 18.1 meters at 180 cm length
  • Wood Core
  • Carbon and Fiberglass Weave
  • Low Camber Profile
  • Tip and tail Taper
  • Hollowtech 3.0
  • Ability Level: Advanced and Expert Skiers

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Preferred Terrain
 All-Mountain •  Powder 

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I"m 5 11, 200 pound expert skier, 56 years old. Trying to decide between Elan ripstick 86 or Kastle FX 96. I primarily ski east coast and have Atomic race skis for hard pack days. Any thoughts on what might be best? I prefer light and lively at my age. Thanks.
Question by: John K Bosen on Dec 9, 2020, 7:20 AM
Hi John!
The Kastle will give your quiver a better spread, and it is a higher-end ski with a great overall feel and performance level. I'd go that route, as there isn't much out there that can compete with the quality and versatility of the FX 96. Even though they're a bit wider, they're still light and lively. 180ish? Have fun!
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Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Dec 10, 2020, 11:25 AM
I"m 5 09, 200-pound skier, 53 years old. Trying to decide between Volkl Mantra M5 or Kastle FX 96. or Volkl Kendo 88? I primarily ski east coast and have Rossignol HERO All Turn Elite skis now. (Not happy) Any thoughts on what might be best? I use to ski on Dynostar SX, Volkl AC50, Salamon 24H R13 Thank you.
Question by: Nikolay on Mar 4, 2021, 10:42 PM
HI Nikolay!
Sounds like you're looking for a bit more versatility. Here in the east, for most days, I think the Kendo 88 makes the most sense on your list. They still have the fantastic carving performance that you were likely looking for with the Hero, but with more well-roundedness for a variety of conditions and terrain. The Mantra is, simply, a wider Kendo, while the Kastle is lighter and more maneuverable, thanks to a more flexible shovel. It sounds like the Kendo is the logical next step in your ski journey to me. Have fun!
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Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 5, 2021, 2:05 PM

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