This Ski Is A Staff Favorite:
The FX series has been around for quite some time but the most recent iteration of the FX95 HP is nearly perfect. It is easy to tell from the title that this ski is 95mm underfoot, making it a perfect waist width to ski all western conditions well. This particular ski is the high performance version which is why it is dubbed HP and simply means it has two sheets of metal laminate for reinforcement. I am not saying this is a world cup race ski, but you definitely have to have some good skill to be able to navigate these sticks. If you aren't as confident in your skills or are a smaller individual- take a look at the non-HP version!
Despite the two sheets of metal, this ski actually has a healthy amount of rocker to it- making it actually easy to bounce in and out of turns. Because of this- I feel this is one of the only stiff skis that I can maneuver well in moguls and trees. The FX95 HP is one of the best excuses for a western "1 ski quiver" that I can think of!
In Depth Staff Reviews:
By: Matt M
Read our preview of 2021 Kastle skis
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 ... Continue Reading
By: Matt M
We're not spoiled.
Powder7 staffers just try out current and popular skis every week, embark on company powder missions, crush sunny groomers en masse, and talk about skis for a living. We also go to an industry demo event every November at Loveland Ski Area to stay on top of our craft.
Ok, maybe we are spoiled. But our ski fever comes from a good place—we want to try as many products as we can in order to help you get on the right pair of skis.
So here are some of our favorites from last month's Loveland demo, just in time for you to blow through that holiday check from your mother-in-law.
Allegra: DPS Nina A99 Alchemist
Ski style: "I'm on skis, they're sliding me downhill, and I'm having a freaking blast. I'll ski anything except overcrowded cat ... Continue Reading
2019 Kastle FX95 HP Description:
The best "do-it-all" ski from Kastle returns for 2018 with just a few very slight updates. The graphics have changed from a blue theme to a lighter and more subtle turquoise theme. The other more important update is to the core. Now instead of just silver fur, they have added beech wood as well. This should make the ski just a bit more damp and stable, not that it needed any help. The FX95 is your one ski quiver to conquer the whole mountain. A 95mm waist with tip and tail rocker allow this ski to excel on hardpack just as well as in the back bowls. Simply put the FX95 is a full wood core with no metal, while the HP version features 2 sheets of 0.5mm titanal. If you enjoyed the old model certainly stick to the HP, but if you found the old FX to be a lot of work or plan to tour a lot on the ski, the FX95 is sure to not disappoint.
- Elliptical Radius
- Sandwich Sidewall Construction
- Dual Rise Tip and Tail Rocker
- Progressive Rise
- Low Camber
- Hook Free Tip and Tail
- Hollowtech 2.0
- Silver Fir / Beech Wood Core
- UHM Graphite Sintered Base
2019 Kastle FX95 HP Specs:
Skis In The Kastle FX Series:
FX95 HP (95mm) In Stock
FX95 (95mm) In Stock
FX85 HP (85mm) In Stock
FX85 (85mm) In Stock