Kastle BMX105 HP Ski Test Results 2016 Review

September 15, 2015
Kastle BMX105 HP Ski Test Results 2016
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
85
Responsiveness
7
Float
7
Sluff-ability
7
Stability
9
Hard Snow Pleasure
8
Value
7

The Good

  • Superior stability
  • Blows through crud
  • Powerful and confident in all conditions
  • Some of the best hard snow performance in this category

The Bad

  • Not as playful
  • Prefers longer turns
  • Not as surfy
  • Pricey
THE VERDICT

Kastle has a long reputation for building high performance skis for big terrain, and the MX105 HP is true to that heritage. More damp and powerful than it is surfy and playful, this is a ski for confident skiers who like big turns and big lines.

FULL REVIEW

Kastle’s BMX105 HP was easily one of the most stable skis in this category, with a penchant for making medium to long radius with a dampness and confidence that made it an absolute pleasure to arc in off-piste terrain. Built with a sandwich sidewall, a titanal top, and Kastle’s proprietary Hollowtech tip, there’s a very traditional feel to this ski, especially on harder snow, where it out-performed almost every other All Mountain Powder ski.

That same traditional feel meant it wasn’t the most playful ski in the off-piste snow, where the lower tip rocker didn’t provide as much float, especially in the deeper powder. The ski also needs to be driven more in tight conditions (i.e., chutes and trees). This is a great pick for skiers who enjoy plenty of open terrain, and also for anyone who wants a big board that’s fun to ride even it hasn’t snowed for a few days.

 


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MSRP
$1,149.00
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