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Kästle – MX84
A new ski for this season, replacing the MX83. It’s in the same vein, being a powerful piste-biased all-mountain ski which can really hammer as you dial in the effort. Changes to the sidecut – it’s now tri-radius rather than single – make it a little more flexible in behaviour. The MX84 is that elusive kind of a performance ski which doesn’t need you to be on your game to simply cruise around, which we think makes it very appealing. Edge grip scored as highly as most upper end piste skis, as did long radius turns. The 15m radius indicates that there’s more to be gained if you have the technique and trust to simply lay them on their side and feel for grip; after a couple of runs it’s clear that pushing fast, unweighted turns gets even more spice out of the package. Off-piste is fine, but you’ll be working harder than on a more dedicated ski simply because the cambered construction needs more weighting and sensitivity to react, rather than letting rocker do half the work for you. The cool, restrained look continues to smack of quality, and the race-style construction remains top drawer. A quality piece.