Kästle calls the BMX 108 a professional backcountry ski since it's the ski of choice for Freeride World Tour Kästle pro team athletes. "It's wide, straight and powerful," said Mahon. "It's stiffer than most skis in the category and it won't let variable snow boss it around." The BMX 108 belongs to Kästle's Big Mountain Cross Line and features a 108 mm waist, a poplar/beech core, early rise tip, low but positive camber underfoot and Kastle's unmistakable dual Hollowtech—colorful tip and tail section designed to reduce weight "These skis feel like downhill boards. Get them up to speed and any turn shape is possible," said Volckhausen.