Kästle BMX105 HP ski review, 2017/2018 men's Big Mountain Category, from our equipment experts at Realskiers.com powered by Masterfit.

The Kästle BMX105 HP can carve if it must, but carving usually means hard snow, and hard snow isn’t its cup of tea. The BMX105 HP is the opposite of a carving tool built from the same ingredients, contorting Kästle’s customary wood/glass/Titanal sandwich into a double-rockered baseline with only a hint of shape. Tapered tips and tails connected by a straighter sidecut create a platform that planes more evenly though deep, choppy snow. BMX105 HP's classic construction ensures that no powder on earth can withstand it; vertically laminated beech and silver fir encased in two full sheets of Titanal have a way of persuading even the most setup crud to get out of the way. But getting BMX105 HP to turn quickly isn’t in the average skier’s skillset. The Kästle ski will aim straight at the base lodge if it isn’t reined in by a technical skier who can use edge angle to control turn radius. “This is a skier’s ski,” said Bob Kuehn, “not for the faint of heart or those of lower skill level. The BMX105 HP rewards those who ski well.