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2013 Kästle MX83

Posted

Pros: It's a Kastle MX, what else do you need to know?

Cons: See the Pros ^

 

Review:

Is the MX88 in a 178 too long (or too short) for you? Well Kastle split the difference with offering the MX83 in sizes in the "3's" where the MX88 is offered in the "8's", so....If the 178 MX88 is a bit long for you and the MX88 in the 168 too short..wallahh the MX83 is offered in a 173! OK..all that aside. What does that mean? Well forget that the MX83 is 83 underfoot and focus on that the MX83 is a MX. Thats right, Kastle has done a remarkable job creating an instrument that belies its dimensions and the MX83 is no different. 

 

In taking the 83 out in winter park, I immediately felt at home, It was just like the MX88, just a bit more nimble...it that could be. The edge to edge transitions were perfect and the..hell...the MX83 is as good as it gets and remember first and foremost it is a Kastle. What else do you need to know? 

 

 

Product:

Length Tested: 173

Dimensions/Turn Radius:  123/83/109

Camber: Traditional

Binding: Suggested

Mount point: Suggested 

 

Environment & Conditions:

Location of Test: Winter Park

Number of Runs: Not enough

Snow Conditions: Didn't matter

Demo or Own: Demo...will own

 

Tester Info:

Username: Philpug

Age: 48

Height/Weight: 5'10" 185lb

Ski Days/Season: 60+

Years Skiing: 35

Aggressiveness: Moderate (Finesse) 

Current Quiver: 13 Blizzard Bonafide, 13 Blizzard Gunsmoke, plus various vintage skis

Home Area: Squaw & Northstar

Preferred Terrain: bumps, off-piste, trees

 

Posted

Pros: Great edge hold, and crud busting

Cons: A little pricy but well worth it

 

Review:

Its not hard to imagine that Kastle has  brought another winner to their MX line with the new MX83.  All the same superior feel and performance you've come to expect from the MX88 and MX78 has come together with this new addition, which offers a new size choice for those who feel that the MX88 in a 178 is a bit too big - The MX83 is offered in 173cm without compromising what you'd expect to get from your Kastle.

Forget hero snow, the MX83 made me feel like I was the hero, ripping groomers and still keeping me smiling when I got into some surprise chopped up powder.  This is definitely a ski that brings power to game when you're ready to score a great ski day.

 

Product:

Length Tested: 163cm

Dimensions/Turn Radius:  123/83/109 15.5M

Camber: Traditional

Binding: Demo

Mount point: Suggested

 

Environment & Conditions:

Location of Test:Winter Park,  North Lake Tahoe 

Number of Runs:multiple

Snow Conditions: All

Demo or Own: Demo

 

 

Tester Info:

Username: Trekchick

Age: 45

Height/Weight: 5'6" 135lbs

Ski Days/Season: 60+

Years Skiing: 27

Aggressiveness: Moderate (Finesse) 

Current Quiver: Kastle LX82, Blizzard Samba, DPS Yvette

Home Area: Squaw & Northstar

Preferred Terrain: off-piste, trees

 

2013 Kästle MX83
Description:

Kästle’s MX skis have unrivaled power and control. Your hammer for every nail on the mountain. The MX83 is a true all-arounder. rip the frontside in the morning, and the backside in the afternoon.

Details:
DetailValue
Lengths153, 163, 173, 183
Dimensions123/83/109
Turn Radius15.5M @ 163
Constructioncamber
Core MaterialWood - Ash, Silver Fir
Binding SystemKTI-System
Binding IncludedNo
Recommended BindingK12Ti
Recommended useGroomed
Binding TypeFlat
Recommended LevelAdvanced
Model Year2013
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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