With classic sidewall construction and stable skiability, the Kastle LX85 Ski is an ideal choice for light, easy turns when your favorite place on the mountain is the frontside. The 85mm width underfoot provides quick edge-to-edge response when you're on trail, with a hook free shovel and tail for performance that's forgiving if you do venture off-piste. Low camber underfoot helps you pop in and out of turns with a performance that feels natural and playful, all day long.
The LX85 uses a blend of silver fir and beech wood at its core, providing a stiff, powerful feel that handles well at high speeds, with a metal laminate for further carving strength on the corduroy. Kastle's signature Hollowtech tip returns, naturally, now larger in a 2.0 version. By removing unneeded materials from the tip, swing weight is reduced, and the ski becomes 30% damper. The end result is a powerful edge-grip, more stability, and more precise steering.
- A classic all-mountain ski for ripping down the frontside
- 85mm waist underfoot ideal in hardpack and groomed conditions
- Early rise shovel is forgiving in off-piste mixed snow
- Low camber underfoot encourages natural responsive turns
- Racing-inspired sidewalls ensure control at high speeds
- Hollowtech 2.0 delivers higher performance and reduced weight
- Strong core materials provide stable response on edge
Recommended Sizing Guide
Your ski size is largely determined by both your skiing ability and your preffered style of skiing. For example, an expert skier on in Vermont will ski a far different ski than an expert in British Columbia. So take a look at our chart and explanations and find your perfect fit. Your weight also plays a large factor in finding the right ski. If you are either under or over average weight for your height consider downsizing or upsizing, respectively.
|Big-Mountain Freeride||Backcountry Jib||All-Mountain||Park & Pipe||All-Mountain Carve|
|Pro||172cm +||172cm +||172cm +||168cm +||172cm +|
|Expert||165cm +||165cm +||165cm +||168cm +||165cm +|
|Intermediate||160 - 170cm||160 - 170cm||160 - 170cm||160 - 170cm||160 - 170cm|
|Entry Level||N/A||N/A||150 - 170cm||150 - 170cm||150 - 170cm|
SKILL LEVEL EXPLANATIONS
Pro: Excels on any terrain, on any snow condition. Enjoys high speeds.
Expert: Comfortable on any terrain and most snow conditions.
Intermediate: Comfortable on Blue trails, exploring Black trails.
Entry Level: Learning to ski Green and Blue trails.
SKIING STYLE EXPLANATIONS
Big-Mountain Freeride: High speeds, deep powder, steep lines, straightlining, chutes, cliffs.
Backcountry Jib: Backcountry kickers, hucking, twintips, deep powder.
All-Mountain: From bumps to back bowls, groomers to glades; everything and anywhere on the mountain.
Park & Pipe: De-tuned edges and buttery twin tips, occasionally pole-impaired.
All-Mountain Carve: Stiff. High-speed corduroy cutter. For those blind to SLOW signs.