2022 Kastle MX 83 Skis

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AM8320
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Kastle MX83 Skis

The Kastle MX 83 is an amazing ski that holds tight to any type of firm snow, and excels in a carved turn, but also has some very nice capabilities and capacity for all-mountain skiing and all types of terrain and snow conditions. Kastle has a long-standing reputation for quality and awesomeness, and it truly shines through in these skis. At 83 mm underfoot, they have the width necessary to float up and over a smaller amount of fresh snow, while remaining narrow enough to grip tight to the firm snow that we all know and love, especially us here on the eastern coast. Ice and hard pack can be found anywhere, no doubt, but if you live and/or ski in which those conditions are on the prevalent side, you'll love this mid-80's underfoot shape for true and versatile all-mountain carving. Built with a hybrid wood core, the ski consists of poplar wood stringers on the outer portions of the core with a beech and poplar mix on the central part of the ski. This makes the core quite dense and strong, while leaving the parts closer to the edge a bit lighter and more energetic-delivering poise and pop to the finishing part of the turn. These skis also have two sheets of metal to complete the process, creating one of the more stable and damp turn styles that we see in any ski. As a result, the Kastle MX 83 is a demanding ski that is best-suited to advanced and expert skiers who spend most of their time searching for the perfect carved turn.

Features:

  • Sidecut: 126/83/112
  • Turn Radius: 16.3-meters at 165 cm Length
  • Poplar and Beech Wood Core
  • Dual-Metal Laminate
  • Fiberglass
  • Rocker/Camber Profile
  • Hollowtech 3.0
  • Ability Level: Advanced and Expert Skiers

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 All-Mountain •  Groomers 

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Many thanks the time and energy you've put into your great website!

I'm 6' 190 lbs 55 year old advanced skier and I'm looking for a fairly aggressive, but not too insane, carving ski and was looking at the Volkl Deacon 84's and these Kastle MX 83's and wanted to know how they compare.

I ski primarily in the Tahoe, California region so there's lots of packed and heavy powder. Also, I'd use these almost exclusively on groomed runs. I'm currently on 169 K2 Kung Fujas so I have a ton (!!!) of front-end rocker and skiing groomed and tracked snow is somewhat adventuresome at times. And yeah, I know they're a bit short but man-o-man are they fun!

Thanks for any input!
DS
Question by: David Shuman on Mar 10, 2022, 12:33 AM
HI David!
Totally loved all those skis in that Fujas era. You'll notice a pretty big difference in the Deacon/Kastle arena! Between those, the Kastle is more precise and agile, with a stronger overall feel and flex, with the exception of a slightly more flexible tip due to the Hollowtech material in the shovel. Deacon relies more on the titanal frame construction to get the energy, and this extends all the way around the tips and tails in order to provide excellent and exacting grip and energy. Deacon is slightly more lumbering, but not necessarily in a bad way! It's just more damp and stable in a clean and carved turn. I personally like the MX 83, but not by a whole lot.
SE
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 10, 2022, 11:07 AM
I'm looking to replace my MX74. I absolutely love them., but They do have their limitations. (They Don't love to make long turns, not real forgiving, catchy in anything more than 2" of fresh snow or tracked out runs)
Do you think the mx 83 will noticeably help with the stability through chop/fresh snow and with the longer turns? (I realize it won't be forgiving, and I don't want it to be!)
OR should I look else where?
Always wanted to try stockli laser series, but will they carve like that mx?? Don't know anyone that's tried both.

Any slightly less expensive recommendations that will give me that premium front side carver at a lower price point? Something powerful, but not brutal. I'm not a big guy, but ski with power.


For reference my all mountain ski is the MPro 90 and I absolutely love it...a ski essentials personal recommendation for me...


Ski: NY, vt, NH
5'5" 160lbs aggressive skier. I usually like 165cm to 170 cm
Question by: Joseph Arcara on Feb 4, 2022, 1:41 PM
HI Joseph!
The 83 is a step in the right direction, and it's nice because it still keeps you in that front side carving zone. I'd say laser AX is a great middle-ground that's able to carve like the Kastle, but with some all-mountain capabilities. I like the feel and precision of the Stockli a bit more, understanding that we're really splitting hairs here. At a better price point, you're looking at something like the Elan Wingman 82 CTi or Fischer RC One 82 GT. Those are great carvers, while not being too powerful like a more race-oriented ski like a Blizzard Firebird HRC or Rossignol Hero Elite MT. I think your sizing is pretty much right on!
SE
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 7, 2022, 12:04 PM
Good Day SE Crew,

I was wondering if you could do a direct comparison between the MX 83 and the Laser AR, especially when it comes to stiffness, edge hold and absorbing crud. Any feedback would be appreciated. As well, what would be some of the difference between the MX 83 vs the 84.
Thanx in advance, Paul
Question by: Paul on May 12, 2022, 11:34 AM
Hi Paul!

The MX 83 is going to be the stronger carver of the two and has an extremely energetic and powerful turn exit. The AR is going to handle adverse conditions a little better and will be easier to maneuver at slower speeds since it's not as on rails as the MX. Also the MX 84 is the predecessor to the MX 83 so extremely similar ski but it doesn't have the carbon nose the 83 has and it's a little heavier.

SE
Answer by: Chris McClelland (Admin) on May 27, 2022, 11:01 AM

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