Kastle FX 94 (2013/2014) Review

August 30, 2013
Kastle FX 94 (2013/2014)
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
79
Responsiveness
6
Resort Float
5
Carving
7
Stability
9
Forgiveness
7
Value
5

The Good

  • Stability
  • Edgehold
  • Bumps

The Bad

  • Off-piste
  • Versatility
THE VERDICT

Kastle's FX 94 is a mid-radius turning machine that grabs hold of an arc and doesn't let go until you're done with it. Great for plowing through crud and holding on groomers, but not for float and versatility.

FULL REVIEW

Kastle continues to build a reputation for skis that have fantastic edgehold and stability in all conditions, providing a detuned gs race style performance wherever you ski them. With that in mind, this is the lift-served version of that vision, a mid-radius turning machine that grabs hold of an arc and doesn’t let go until you’re done with it.

Skiing aggressively or even casually, the FX 94 provides the same kind of reliable swingweight and gs turn that at this point, Kastle could trademark. That being said, pop and responsiveness are not in the game plan, unless you are the kind of skier who likes to set a little platform between turns in the steeps. Results also dive on float, short turns and any condition where you prefer to do anything but drive a hard edge. “Planky,” one tester called it, and that was a compliment.

 


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MSRP
$1,079.00
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