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Kästle MX84 2019

Reviewed by PROSKILAB
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Best ski 2019

PROSKILAB™ reviewers comments

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 a consistent ski that combines performance, comfort and versatility.

It features an extremely successful blend of (reasonable) performance, comfort and accessibility.

The ski stood out in particular for its comfort and quality of snow contact: The reviewers noted above all "An ultra-comfortable ski with extraordinary snow contact", and its "incredible smoothness."

Performance is good, even if it's not quite at the level of the Rossignol Pursuit 800 Ti.

Turn control is very good, and the ski is grippy, stable and very reassuring.

However, it reaches its limits at high speed and in very aggressive turns.

The MX84 from Kästle is a non-technical ski that's very consistent, designed for pleasure on the slopes, thanks to its exceptional comfort and ski/snow contact. A real leisure ski that we recommend for all intermediate to very good riders looking for cruising enjoyment rather than speed.

Review: Pros

  • Accommodating, requires little technique or engagement
  • Good quality turn control
  • Accessible and forgiving
  • Versatile
  • Exceptional snow contact, really smooth on soft snow

Review: Cons

  • Lacks performance and energy at very high speed compared to Rossignol's Pursuit 800 TI

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
18.0
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
18.0
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
16.8
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
17.9
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
18.0
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
18.5
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
18.5
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
18.0

Who's it for?

Intermediate → Very good+

Manufacturer's remarks

With a new ground-breaking sidecut, the HOLLOWTECH 2.0 technology and a race-inspired sandwich construction, the MX84 is a popular traditional model from the KÄSTLE all-mountain ski range. A versatile ski for groomed runs that will convince expert riders thanks to its extreme precision even on tricky terrain.

Features of the MX84

Brand : Kästle
Model : MX84
Year : 2019
Family : Cruisers
Size tested : 176 cm
Tip size : 128 mm
Waist size : 84 mm
Tail size : 112 mm
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