TX 65 HP Ski
As the skinniest ski in Kastle's TX touring collection, the TX 65 HP Ski is choice for rando racing a ski mountaineering world cup. Each ski weighs just over a pound to keep light on the uphill, and two full layers of carbon keep this ski surprisingly stiff on the downhill. Kastle's Hollowtech tip also reduces the ski's overall weight while simultaneously becoming 30% damper. With Hollowtech, the TX 65 HP Ski feels more stable, has a more powerful edging performance, and improves steering for high performance on race day.
The TX 65 HP Ski has a long camber underfoot with a long effective edge that maintains a moderate turn radius ideal for big, technical mountains. The Fast Grip Shovel tip quickens the ski's response time at the beginning of each turn, and the Fast Grip tail allows a more aggressive and precise performance at the end of each turn. Kaslte made the ski out of a light, poppy karuba wood core sandwiched with race-inspired sidewalls for a stable ride at high speeds.
- High performance ski designed for ski mountaineering world cups
- Nimble 65mm underfoot maneuvers best on hardpack and ice
- Standard camber creates a long effective edge and quick turns
- Racing-inspired sidewalls ensure control at high speeds
- Light, poppy karuba wood core encapsulated in carbon for stiffness
- Hollowtech tip reduces weight and amplifies damping
Recommended Sizing Guide
Your ski size is largely determined by both your skiing ability and your preferred style of skiing. For example, an expert skier 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||180 - 200cm||180 - 190cm||180 - 190cm||175 - 185cm||175 - 185cm|
|Expert||170 - 180cm||175 - 185cm||170 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||170 - 185cm|
|Intermediate||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 175cm|
|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.