The Kästle MX74 has all the earmarks of a race-bred carver: a tip-to-tail camber line supporting a sidecut that begins in the shovel and flows in an uninterrupted arc to a square tail.

Despite all these high-octane credentials, Kästle's MX74 is easy going, bowing under light pressure. A tight turn radius and well-scalloped sidecut indicate the Kästle MX74’s proclivity for short turns, which can be engaged without exaggerated movement or pressure. Stephanie Humes raved: “Loved it. Solid enough for a ripping skier who expects high performance, [but] easy enough for a more moderate skier.”

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