TX 82 Ski
Lightweight, nimble, and efficient, the Kastle TX 82 Ski is the perfect tool for backcountry travel when the snow might not be deep but the stoke is still high. At 82mm underfoot, it's the most agile ski in the Kastle collection, and it'll nail steep, icy pitches with stability and control. Early rise in the shovel is forgiving and playful even in the crud, with standard camber underfoot in order to drive quick and precise turns in those variable conditions.
A unique construction is the key to Kastle's stellar performance on the slopes. At its heart lies a karuba wood core, keeping the TX82 lightweight on long tours, and it's wrapped in fiberglass for increased torsional strength when you're working your way down narrow chutes and steep descents. Carbon stringers add strength and power, for unbeatable downhill performance without excess weight. At the tip lies Kastle's Hollowtech 2.0 design, where unneeded material is removed from the ski, creating a damper, more stable stick that also benefits from a lighter swing weight.
- Nimble touring skis for technical backcountry adventures
- Narrow 82 waist underfoot maneuvers best on hardpack and ice
- Early rise construction ideal for the crud and bumps
- Standard camber creates long effective edge and quick turns
- Racing-inspired sidewalls ensure control at high speeds
- Lightweight, poppy core strengthened by fiberglass and carbon
- Hollowtech 2.0 for stable, precise steering and reduced weight
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.