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Developed with and for Kastle's guide team, the TX97 Ski delivers lightweight and efficient power in the backcountry. From tip to tail, this ski cuts weight without sacrificing stability or strength. Its sandwich and fiberglass cap construction keeps the torsional stiffness and stability without add topsheet heft. A full wood core delivers smoothness throughout the ski, and standard camber underfoot gives it turn rebound and energy on hardpack. The early-rise tip and mid-fat waist give it float on untracked pow, and Hollowtech tip prevent tip-dive but maintains high-speed dampening. This featherweight makes you feel like you're cheating on the ascent and making a run for it on the downhill. Whatever adventure you want to conjure, this most-versatile of Kastle's touring skis is all game.

  • Early rise rocker profile
  • Traditional camber underfoot
  • Sandwich cap construction
  • Wood core
  • 97mm waist
  • Hollowtech tip
  • Hook-free shovel and tail
  • Large radius sidecut
  • UHM TT sintered base
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Great, snappy, stiffer ski mtnrring ski

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

got this ski for upcoming trips to Pemberton, BC, Norway and Iceland. Ski mountaineering and steeper spring ski missions. Expectations have been met and exceeded so far. Light, great dimensions, length, etc. Love the tail notch for skin attachment. Always lusted after Kastle skis and now super glad I sucked it up and hit the purchase button.

skis were at my door within only a few days (utah to colorado)

Nice touring ski

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

It's still responsive, yet it's pretty light weight. I take it when I want to go for a longer skin and it still works on decent sized drops!

It depends on the conditions, they work but I definitely feel more confident on the FX104s for more high speed runouts. If you are looking to save weight they are the better option and if you spend more time on this ski I think you'll have more confidence in them at higher speeds.

What length TX97 should I buy for skinning and back country skiing?
I'm 6'0" and 165 lbs and expert skier. Use Rossy Super 7's in 188 length for powder skiing and like them very much. I also use Kastle MX83's in 173 for resort skiing.

The rocker on the TX97 has me leaning towards the 187.

Hey Wilbert,

You could go with the 177 cm or 187 cm but I would recommend the 187 cm for backcountry skiing. The extra surface area will give you better float in powder and the early rise tip will make them ski a little shorter than their true length. Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions.

Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead -