2016/2017 Kästle MX74 ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its women’s Frontside Category.

“A serious contender,” says Rodman of the Kästle MX74. “There will be no off-piste with this ski—it has a damp and heavy feeling compatible with cruising the groomers.” Tester ratings resulted in tie high scores for carving and stability, lowest for playfulness. The sandwich sidewall construction combines an ash/silver fir wood core and Titanal. Kästle’s updated Hollowtech 2.0 technology removes core mass in the tip in order to reduce swing weight and increase stability. Other details include a 74-mm waist, flat tail and full camber. “It’s satisfyingly stable throughout the turn,” says Wieringa.

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