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Kastle MX88 (2009)

Kastle MX88 (2009)

Kastle is back, revived as a freeride brand. Testers detected a racy heritage in the MX88, though it's never overbearing. It's smooth and grippy on the hardpack, owing to its wood core, rubber dampening laminates and metal reinforcement. But it's never over-damp. Tip cutaways reduce swing-weight, giving it a snappy, lightweight quickness that's borderline hair-trigger. "No speed limit on smooth surfaces," said Elling. "Very aggressive, early hook-up."

Best For

Light-touch, finesseful style

Not For

Inspiring confidence in crud or deep snow

PRICE (MSRP): $1180.00
Product Specifications | How We Test
Year2008/2009
LevelAdvanced
MSRP$1180.00
GenderFemale
Bindingwithout binding
Tip/Waist/Tail128/88/113
Rating: Powder Performance3.06 / 5
Rating: Stability at Speed3.80 / 5
Rating: Long Turns4.38 / 5
Rating: Medium Turns3.98 / 5
Rating: Short Turns3.58 / 5
Rating: Maneuverability3.47 / 5
Rating: Hard Snow Grip3.42 / 5
Rating: Crud Performance3.18 / 5
Rating: Corduroy Performance3.86 / 5
Rating: Moguls Performance3.05 / 5
Rating: Forgiveness3.50 / 5
Rating: Quickness/Bumps3.47 / 5
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