Mx 98
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Kästle Mx 98

Brand
Kästle
Model
Mx 98
Category
Allround
Weight
2130 gr
Waist
97.6 mm
Tested length
184 cm
Year
2015

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

5
5
5
4
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of Kästle Mx 98:

8 / 10

Flotation:
7 / 10
Turning capabilities:
8 / 10
Stability at speed:
9 / 10
Technical info:
MX 98 has an aluminum construction that weighs more or less the same as the FX 94, but the geometry is different. It's a little wider and has a longer setback. The average turning radius is quite long, but it is shorter in the front than in the back. In theory this means that it turns sharper at the beginning. It doesn´t have the rocker in the front, but a low rocker in the back. The idea here is probably to get a more maneuverable ski, which guides you into the turn and lets go at the exit.

On snow:
This is the most demanding ski in the test. The long turning radius requires strength, speed and precision to get the MX98 going. If you can handle it, however, there is no ski in the test that is as stable at speed and responsive on the edge. The float is OK in powder, but you have to be precise. All in all, this is a ski that is best suited in the slopes, which requires an experienced skier.


Mx 98

Technical data:

Measured length
184 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 55544
Brand
Kästle
Model
Mx 98
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
174, 194
Contact length
134 cm
Rocker tail
30 cm
Rocker nose
20 cm
Side cut
160 cm
Taper tail
10 cm
Taper tip
14 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
16 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
13.5 cm
Max tail width
116 mm
Min waist width
97.6 mm
Max nose width
131.9 mm
Side cut radius
27.6 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
15.9 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1965 cm2
Weight
2130 gr
Relative weight
1.09 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
12 mm
Hight nose tip
68 mm
Angle tail tip
13°
Angle nose tip
46°
Height of camber
6 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.