Kästle LX73 ski review, 2017/2018 women's Technical Category, from our equipment experts at Realskiers.com powered by Masterfit.

The LX series is the only part of Kästle’s 2018 collection to undergo a significant makeover, retiring a cap design and replacing it with a square-sidewall construction for better bite on hard snow. Kästle’s new LX73 remains a relatively soft-flexing model that’s clearly targeted at women even though its wood, glass and Titanal sandwich mimics the layup of a race ski. As a fully cambered ski, the LX73 connects with the snow along every centimeter of its length, creating a sense of serenity on edge few featherweight skis can match. The marvel of the LX73 is that it makes this elite level of traction accessible to the less skilled skier. Kästle's LX73 doesn’t insist on speed or a steeply angled edge to make it responsive, a blessing for the skier who’s trying to master carving technique and could use a helping hand. Note that the LX73 is available in a 140-cm length, a superior set of training wheels for the intermediate skier with high aspirations. Margit Caine anointed the LF73 her “Fav of the day!” and praised its “awesome agility,” with grip that “holds the edge like a lock.”