Kastle TX93 Alpine Touring Ski (2022)
The Kastle TX 93 alpine touring ski sits right at the intersection of hard work and gratuitous play. Equally at home on firm committing ski mountaineering routes as it is floating through blower powder deep in the backcountry. This is the Kastle we want with us on ski expeditions that will encounter every type of snow conditions known to man. This lightweight ski is an asset on long arduous ascents with a profile that laughs off challenging conditions with ease.
With a sweet spot 93cm waist, this feathery 1395 gram (@181cm length) backcountry ski has a generous sized shovel that overachieves in deep snows. The “hook free” tip and tail have their contact points moved further towards the center of the ski, which promotes a more maneuverable, reactive and playful backcountry profile. This enables you to spin and snap turns quickly when needed.
The solid Paulownia and Poplar wood core is wound with carbon-fiberglass, making the ski damp, stiff and stable. The semi-capped sandwich sidewall construction adds durability and torsional rigidity to a backcountry achiever that is at home on unyielding surfaces.
Kastle has made its signature Hollowtech 3.0 tip 13% larger. The bright blue “eye” reduces swing weight, eliminates tip chatter, dampens the ski at speed and literally glows in the dark, greatly adding to your alpine start and evening uphill experiences.
Grab the Kastle TX 93, put the hard work in, get to the top of that big peak and then laugh and play all the way to the car no matter the conditions.
Make sure to check out the pre-cut Kastle TX93 Climbing Skin!
This is a superbly engineered ski which is comfortable in powder crud as well as hard ski area snow. Keep in mind the 15 m radius with 93mm under foot means the ski wants to turn it slower speeds with plenty of ease. Plenty of width in the tip and tail make the Ski playful in soft snow. Just took a lap in 2 feet of slightly heavier march snow on Rogers Pass and it skied pretty well. Although a MX over 105 to 115 would have been ideal.
I love these Kastles! Superb performance and beautiful
I got these on Tuesday and took them out that day. Skis were awesome in the powder both uphill and down. (this is just after the large storm that rolled through Denver)
I am by no means a gram counter and typically ski something 100-110mm, but these skis rip! Perfect for a lightish weight after work skin up the resort and I assume will be a terrific spring ski for longer missions, 14ers, etc. Paired with a Salomon MTN and Scarpa F1 - really liking the setup.
The entire process of receiving advice, selecting and receiving my new gear was an exceptional experience. Very much appreciate everyone’s receptive attitude towards a rookie!
tyler was awesome!!
It is awesome. Got out Sunday to try the Kastles for the first time. Got some learning and practice to do, but it was so much fun!
Full 5 star treatment! Thank you for the knowledgeable and friendly service. JP was awesome!
My buying experience as an AT beginner with Cripple Creek was fast and easy from selecting the right equipment to the invoicing/payment to receiving the shipment. All questions answered quickly and comprehensively. Great experience! I will use again.