As the middle child in Kästle’s Mountain Cross line, this fully-cambered, 83 mm-waisted ski is designed for power and control. “It’s reliable, maneuverable and just enough attitude to be badass,” said Sutton. The MX83 combines a fast grip shovel and tail with a core construction of sandwich sidewalls, hardwood and titanal. As with all Kästle skis, the MX83 has the identifiable Hollowtech technology, a colorful milled tip section designed to reduce weight and minimize vibration. “It’s a solid ski that holds like crazy,” said Alder.