For 2019-2020, the old BMX105 HP taps out, handing the ring to the FX106 HP. Fully rebuilt, the new FX's are more ready than ever to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. Biggest news: metal is gone from the FX series. So HP, short for High Performance, now indicates the presence of carbon, wound around a wood core with fiberglass. It's a playful combination, especially for a Kastle, but it also keeps the skis strong on hard snow. Lighter than previous versions, the new FX106 HP also features Hollowtech 3.0, those color blobs on the tips, which dampens vibrations and reduces swingweight. These skis are quick and nimble and easy to handle for a surprisingly wide range of skiers. At 106mm underfoot, they could be the only ski you need if you like to hunt for powder on big mountains. Built with premium materials and Kastle's obsessive attention to detail, the FX106 HP dons that middle heavyweight belt and dares challengers to take it. Similar skis: Volkl Mantra 102, Blizzard Rustler 10, Fischer Ranger 102 FR.