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Kastle FX96 HP
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Awards  Editors' Choice Award  Top Pick Award Top Pick Award 
Price $1,098.95 at Backcountry
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Pros Super stable at speed, hard chargingFast, solid, consistent, large sweet spotHard charging, fun, easy to skiGreat all around ski, great pop, easy to swingExcellent carving ski, quick
Cons Expensive, geared towards experts only, unforgivingMinor chatterSlight chatter at high-end speedSometimes feels soft, skis shortChatter in the tips, poor powder performance
Bottom Line A ski that likes to go fast...real fastIt tears down the mountains no matter the conditions or terrain, earning it our Editors' Choice awardOur best of the best for 2019 has all the aspects of a great mountain ski for nearly every skier typeA super fun do it all ski that is best applied to soft snowIf carving is your game, the Enforcer is your ski
Rating Categories Kastle FX96 HP Volkl M5 Mantra Black Crows Daemon Blizzard Rustler 10 Nordica Enforcer 93
Stability At Speed (20%)
10
9
9
8
8
Carving (20%)
9
9
9
8
10
Crud (20%)
8
10
9
8
8
Powder (20%)
8
9
9
10
7
Playfulness (15%)
7
8
8
9
7
Bumps (5%)
6
8
8
8
7
Specs Kastle FX96 HP Volkl M5 Mantra Black Crows Daemon Blizzard Rustler 10 Nordica Enforcer 93
Intended Purpose All Mountain All Mountain All Mountain All Mountain/Soft Snow All Mountain/Firm Snow
Ability Level Expert Intermediate-Expert Intermediate-Expert Intermediate-Expert Expert
Shape 133-96-119 mm 134 - 96 - 117 mm 132 - 99 - 120 mm 135.5 - 104 - 125.5 mm 126 - 93 - 114 mm
Available Lengths 172, 180, 188 170,177,184,191 170, 177, 183, 188 164, 172, 180, 188 169, 177, 185, 193
Waist Width 96 96 99 102 93
Radius 18.1m 21.2m 20m 14.5m, 16m, 17.5m, 19m 15.5m, 16.5m, 18.5m, 20.5m
Rocker Rocker/Camber/Rocker Rocker/Camber/Rocker Full rocker, reverse camber Rocker/Camber/Rocker Rocker/Camber/Rocker
Weight Per Pair 3817 4252 5265 4126 4464
Core Material Poplar/Beech/PAULOWNIA/Carbon/Fibergalss Beech, poplar Poplar wood Multi-layer wood Beech and poplar wood
Tested length 180 184 183.6 188 185
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