By: Matt McDonald
Year of the FX
Kastle must have been inspired by the turn of a new decade. Because for a company that typically makes small, incremental updates, the lineup of 2020 Kastle skis features some big changes. The FX, "free cross," family is expanded and rebuilt. It swallows the old BMX series, serving up a formidable collection: the FX86, 96, 106, and 116. The wild kicker? None of the skis have metal in their build.
Read our review of the new FX96 HP and FX106 HP
We've also got some women's specific skis for 2020. Kastle brings back the Vogue name from an '80s collection and slaps it on a three-ski all-mountain family, including the FX96 W along with the new DX85 W and DX75 W. With slightly forward recommended mount points, lighter weights, and no metal, these skis profile ... Continue Reading
The FX116 is the widest ski Kastle makes, and for 2020 it replaces the BMX115 as part of a huge overhaul of the Kastle freeride line. The skis feature the addition of Hollowtech 3.0, those big fat bubble-shaped tips, which lighten up the swingweight. Plentiful rocker in the FX116 means POWDER SURF. But the kicker is that the skis are still made from that Kastle special sauce. They are super smooth and predictable and one of the best powder skis on the market. Time to get pitted.