Kastle MX83 (2013/2014) ReviewSeptember 4, 2013
- Super stable
- Loves mid-radius turns
- Predictable turns
- Not versatile
- Very damp
The Kastle MX 83 skis like an all-mountain ski with a narrower profile for a frontside market.
A ski for lift-served skiers who prefer groomed and hardpacked to packed powder conditions.
Our testers found that all of the Kastles in the test had a superior edgehold, a reassuringly predictable turn shape, and an ability to easily plow through any mixed snow conditions. The MX 83 proved that theory, with a propensity to grab hold of a turn for as long as you wanted to keep it. “For ex-racers who still want a race feel to their ski” was how one of the testers accurately described it.
In the categories of versatility and forgiveness are where the MX 83 sacrificed performance. Built more for aggressive skiers who want a frontside ski that can also carry them through light powder days and solidly handle any windblown conditions, this really felt like an all-mountain ski with a narrower profile for a frontside market.