Kastle BMX 115 Ski Test Results 2016 Review

September 16, 2015
Kastle BMX 115 Ski Test Results 2016
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
88
Responsiveness
7
Stability
9
Float
8
Firm Snow Survival
8
Forgiveness
8
Value
8

The Good

  • Great float
  • Solid feeling underfoot
  • Blasts through crud
  • Nice swing weight
  • Exciting ski

The Bad

  • Not playful
  • Needs to be skied aggressively
  • Prefers mid to long radius turns (not short)
THE VERDICT

The new BMX 115 adds a new level of off-piste performance to the Kastle line, with awesome float and fantastic stability for charging powder and crud.

FULL REVIEW

“Exciting” was a word testers used again and again in reference to Kastle’s new BMX 115. Built with “Dual Rise” and low camber, it offers great float along with sweet swingweight to easily dive in and out of medium to long radius powder turns. A sandwich sidewall construction and Kastle’s proprietary Hollowtech tip construction help this ski blast through any type of off-piste condition, including the heavier crud we encountered once the snow began to cook the fresh snow.

The 115 does reward aggressive skiers, and loses some of its responsiveness and excitement if you try to slow it down. It’s also doesn’t have the playful, freestyle nature that you can find in the Bent Chetler or Norwalk from Armada. A welcome new addition to the powder board conversation, you are going to be hearing good things about this ski in the seasons to come.

 


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