2016/2017 Kästle MX89 ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its All-Mountain Front Category and awarded it an Editors’ Choice honor.

“What this ski lacks in versatility, it makes up for with mind-blowing edge grip and quick rebound from one turn to the next,” says Hill. Testers gave the 89-mm-waisted ski the second highest ratings in the carving criteria, rating it less favorably for float. “This ski is fast, like getting shot out of a cannon,” says Rice. “It’s active, exciting and easy to initiate.” The sandwich sidewall construction includes a top and base layer of Titanal, an ash/silver fir wood core and Kästle’s updated Hollowtech 2.0 technology, essentially a longer version of the “hollowed” core material in the tip, designed to reduce shovel mass and swing weight. Further details include full camber and a “Fast Grip Tail” design.

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