Kastle FX106 HP Ski
Kastle added a wider option to their updated FX HP lineup, and the FX106 HP offers more float while retaining the always dependable and performance driven feel that has made this model so revered amongst all-mountain enthusiasts. In a somewhat noteworthy change, the double titanal laminates found in the previous HP model have been swapped out for a carbon/fiberglass wound core, thereby lightening the ski without compromising torsional rigidity and stability.
The nature of the FX106 HP begins with the TRI-TECH construction, which is focused on using higher density wood at the core, with lighter woods at the sides, and then varying the thicknesses in order to reduce weight while maxing out on power transmission and stability.
The improved HOLLOWTECH 3.0 tip continues to impress, and Kastle has managed to remove even more material from the front of the ski, thereby lightening the shovel, which reduces swing weight and increases the damp factor.
The Powerzone-Sandwich-Sidewall construction is passed on from alpine racing, and the technology provides ideal flex and torsional rigidity with power transfer that is more sensitive and direct. This leads to amazing control when you're really opening it up and letting it fly.
Profiled with low camber and a hook free tip/tail puts the contact points towards the center of the ski, which decreases the effective edge length and offers more in the way of playfulness and a more forgiving feel.
You won't find compromised base material on a Kastle ski, as the base is constructed with high-quality UHM sintered graphite, which results in a more long-lasting and durable base that absorbs wax well and offers unparalleled glide performance.
If you're seeking to reach and exceed your limit on a ski that could arguably be qualified as the ultimate in freeride performance, then look no further. The Kastle FX106 HP is built for power, speed and stability that few other brands could dream of matching.
I've bought plenty of skis in my life, but never have I been so confident in my kit. Thank you Cripple Creek Backcountry!