Baddabang baddaboom. New FX's in the room. Kastle has overhauled its freeride line for 2020. The FX96 HP, which takes the place of the much loved FX95 HP, figures to be the most versatile ski in the line. The big change: metal is gone from all FX's. Now HP denotes the presence of carbon, which winds around the wood core with fiberglass. Extra rocker plus Hollowtech 3.0, the oversized color bubbles in the tips, maintain primo maneuverability. These are some of the most playful Kastles ever, but they still have the special sauce that makes these premium skis feel uber smooth and stable as you pour one out and point it for Austria. The weight savings in the 2020 version plus the extra rocker mean that the FX is more accessible for a wider range of skiers than ever. It's also less expensive than previous versions. So, yeah. What's not to love? Similar Skis: Blizzard Rustler 9, Fischer Ranger 94 FR, Volkl Mantra M5.