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Kästle MX84 reviews 2019

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PROSKILAB™ reviewers' comments

We pre-tested some of the skis in the Kästle range in January 2018 and decided to include the most promising models in our PROSKILAB test, which took place two months later. The MX84 was among the skis selected and, like its big brother the MX 67 in the Carvers category, generated a lot of enthusiasm among the pro testers.

The ski perfectly fulfills the criteria of this category. PROSKILAB looks for a predictable ski that is smooth, versatile, and performs well.

The MX84 successfully combines decent performance, reliability, and accessibility.

The testers were particularly impressed by its smoothness and the quality of ski-snow contact. Some of their comments were: "A super silky ski with amazing ski-snow contact," and "incredibly smooth."

Performance is good, even if it is not quite at the level of the Rossignol Pursuit 800 Ti.

Control in the turns is excellent, and the ski is grippy, stable, and inspires confidence.

However, the ski reaches its limits at high speed and in very aggressive turns.

The MX84 from Kästle is a non-technical ski that is very reliable, designed to provide fun on the slopes, thanks to its incredible smoothness and ski-snow contact. A true recreational ski that we recommend for all intermediate to advanced skiers who enjoy cruising rather than going fast.

Review: Pros

  • Easy to use, requires little technique or effort
  • Excellent turn quality
  • Accessible and forgiving
  • Versatile
  • Exceptional feel on the snow, really smooth on soft snow

Review: Cons

  • Lacks performance and energy at very high speed compared to Rossignol's Pursuit 800 Ti

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
18.0
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
18.0
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
16.8
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
17.9
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
18.0
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
18.5
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
18.5
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
18.0

Who's it for?

Intermediate → Very good+

Manufacturer's remarks

With a new innovative sidecut, HOLLOWTECH 2.0 technology, and a race-inspired sandwich construction, the MX84 is the coveted classic within KÄSTLE’s all-mountain line. This is a versatile frontside ski, with a proven track record of tackling demanding terrain with the utmost precision.

Features of the MX84

Brand : Kästle
Model : MX84
Year : 2019
Family : Cruisers
Size tested : 176 cm
Tip size : 128 mm
Waist size : 84 mm
Tail size : 112 mm
Radius for the size reviewed : 16 m

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Reviewed by PROSKILAB™

in La Clusaz, France, March 2018