Efficient, agile, stable. Three defining qualities of the Kastle TX82 touring ski, one of the most well revered ski-mountaineering / speed touring skis of the last few seasons. Coming in at 1,200 grams per ski at 164cm length, the TX82 sets the bar high for what a lightweight touring ski is capable of, for both uphill and downhill performance. The vert comes easy on these lean and light sticks, and you'll be amazed at how fluid they feel underfoot when striding out. When it comes time to lock your heels and drop in, the Semi-Cap Sidewall provides awesome torsional rigidity and edge hold on firm snow, and the Hollowtech tips provide a lower swing weight which means easier maneuverability on steep, constrained terrain. If you're looking for a solid spring ski, or perhaps a ski you can motor up the resorts with and descend with stability and control, then the Kastle TX82 is worth a close look.
The TX82 ski is matched with a Dynafit TLT Speed binding to keep the weight down without sacrificing performance or features. Weighing in at under 300 grams per binding, the TLT Speed is low profile, built to last, and packed with all the features to get you up the hill smoothly and down the hill with confidence and control. Also, if it makes sense for you, add a set of brakes (sold separately).
It's worth considering adding DPS Phantom Treatment to the package - Phantom is permanent waxless base glide cooked up between the University of Utah and DPS Skis that ensures a never-wax-again glide for the lifetime of the skis. Basically, during the application process the treatment percolates into the honeycomb structure of the base and binds at a molecular level when cured under UV light. The result is permanent glide performance that works really well across all snow temperatures. Also, a big perk for touring specific skis is that you don't have to worry about peeling away hot-wax from the ski base every time you apply and remove your skins, subsequently drying out the bases much faster. With Phantom, you feasibly never have to apply wax again.
This closeout package purchase includes a free binding installation (the bindings are not yet mounted on the skis). If you need climbing skins as well, we can make a recommendation and trim them to fit so everything is ready to go upon arrival to you.