2015/2016 Kästle FX95 HP ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its men’s All-Mountain Front Category and awarded it an Editors’ Choice honor.



The FX95 is a Chris Davenport Pro Model (as are all the FX all-mountain freeride skis, including the FX85 HP). The goal was to create a ski light enough for touring (the FX95 HP weighs 1,970 grams at a 170 length), yet high-performing enough for challenging descents. Smid, an Alta ski patroller, praises the FX95 HP’s “great, light swing weight making them fun off-piste.” Testers gave the FX95 HP’s lowest scores for playfulness and highest for stability. Kästle changes the camber profile for 2015/2016, adding progressive tip rise combined with weight-reducing Hollowtech 2.0 technology. Construction includes a top and bottom sheet of titanium, full wood core and sandwich sidewalls. “Solid at speed and through the chop,” says Gaudet. “It’s for the advanced skier who pokes around off-piste.”