The LX series is a new line for Kastle for 2011, it consists of two models the LX72 and LX82. I had a chance to demo the 82 in "good eastern conditions" which was fresh groomed over firm hardpack but with minimal ice patches. I along with the LX82, I skied the FX84 in a 176, MX78 KTi in a 168 and RX70 KTi also in a 168.
The LX is a bit of a departure for Kastle, it is a lower, "more obtainable price point" package at $1099.00 with a new Kastle designed Marker binding, the CTi. Physically the ski looks unmistakably like a Kastle, with simple timeless graphics, like the MX, white with metal "Kastle" and "82" inlays, where it differs from the MX, the LX does have a cosmetic cap but is a sandwich construction through and through. What is surprising is how light the ski feels both to the touch and the feel on the snow. This feels like the ski Goode has been trying to build, light, nimble with a super high quality feel. I have mentioned in the past that the Mx Series feels like a Porsche 911 series, the FX feels like a Cayman and the car that comes to mind for the LX would be a Lotus Elise, simply put Kastle took a page from Colin Chapman's book, they "added lightness". The LX was light and playful and still a fantastic ski at speeds and on firm snow. It had a huge sweetspot and I think it will be a great choice for all but the most powerful skiers, but that is who the MX series is for anyway.
If you are a lighter finesse skier and will be looking for a great high performance ski next year, make sure that you put the LX82 on your list, it lives up to the quality and performance of what you would expect from a Kastle.