Kästle 2019 ski reviews
We pre-reviewed some of the Kästle line in January 2018 and decided to include the most promising models in our PROSKILAB review (2 months later). The MX84 was among the skis selected and, like its big brother the MX 67 in the Carvers category, generated real enthusiasm among the professional reviewers.
The ski perfectly matches the category requirements. PROSKILAB's guidelines effectively require... Read on
We pre-tested all of the skis to see if they should be considered for the PROSKILAB™ review. We wanted to narrow down the field to the best skis according to PROSKILAB™ criteria. In January 2018, we tried a few skis from the Kästle range and decided to include some of the models in our 2019 review, including the MX67. It was an excellent decision as the testers absolutely loved the ski.
The... Read on
When we tried the Kästle models in January 2018, we thought they showed potential, so we decided to include the brand in the 2019 reviews.
The Kastle RX12 SL was selected for the "Slalom" category and was a great surprise. The testers found the ski easy to handle for this category and gave it plenty of praise: "I loved it," "Perfect flex for me," and "An easy slalom ski" were some of the comments.
The performance is not quite as good as the Rossignol Hero Elite St Ti R22, but it... Read on
The RX12 GS from Kästle is a very good ski that excels at carving. It is really easy and fun to create big edge angles on this ski.
However, it does not fare as well in a Giant Slalom race course. The ski's radius is too short for GS turns. The flex is also not stiff enough and consequently performance suffers. When pushed, i.e., at high speeds on hard snow, it shows its limitations. Turn quality deteriorates and edge grip becomes less precise.
The RX12 GS is a good lively ski, but despite its "GS" label,... Read on