BMX 108

Kästle BMX 108

Brand
Kästle
Model
BMX 108
Category
Freeride
Weight
2200 gr
Waist
107.3 mm
Tested length
188 cm
Year
2014

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

6
6
6
5
5
Fri Flyt overall rating of Kästle BMX 108:

8 / 10

Flotation:
7 / 10
Turning capabilities:
8 / 10
Stability at speed:
8 / 10
Technical info:
The classic BMX 108 is an old acquaintance. The characteristic tip construction, also known as Hollowtech, is supposed to be both weight-reducing and stabilizing. In addition, this model narrows towards the tips (taper). Fiberglass sandwich with a long turning radius. Rocker in the front ski, not in the back. Stiff in the back, normal front ski.

On snow:
An overall reliable freeride ski suited for the big turns, which is stable at speed. It reminds a lot of the original Kästle-skis. BMX 108 doesn´t really stand out in the groomed trails, it's not as responsive as the other models in the test. The test panel is divided; some like it a lot while others think it´s only an average ski. If you need a ski that can handle high speed and ambition, you should get yourself a pair of BMX 108.


BMX 108

Technical data:

Measured length
183 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 66655
Brand
Kästle
Model
BMX 108
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
178, 195
Contact length
140 cm
Rocker tail
12 cm
Rocker nose
35 cm
Side cut
151 cm
Taper tail
16 cm
Taper tip
20 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
15 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
13.5 cm
Max tail width
121.7 mm
Min waist width
107.3 mm
Max nose width
131.6 mm
Side cut radius
37.4 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
9.9 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2119 cm2
Weight
2200 gr
Relative weight
1.04 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
24 mm
Hight nose tip
58 mm
Angle tail tip
25°
Angle nose tip
34°
Height of camber
8 mm

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.