The TX series is Kastle's Alpine Touring specific line and was designed with Kastle's guide team. They enjoy many of the same features as other Kastle models but boast an ultralight core that will have you beating everyone to the top of the skin track. The TX97 has traditional camber underfoot for precise edge control and a touch of early rise in the tip so you stay on top of the soft stuff and bust through the crud. The core utilizes Karuba wood maximizing strength to weight ratio. You get a ski that is lightweight underfoot, snappy in turns, and damp enough for charging through a variety of snow conditions. Like all Kastle skis, the TX has Hollowtech in the tips reducing swing weight. Sandwich Cap construction provides the ideal balance of the high-end durability and edge performance of sandwich construction with the lightweight benefit of cap construction. Notice the handy notch in the tail for quick skin attachement.