T97

Kästle T97

Brand
Kästle
Model
T97
Category
Touring
Weight
1660 gr
Waist
96.2 mm
Tested length
187 cm
Year
2014

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

5
4
4
4
3
Fri Flyt overall rating of Kästle T97:

7 / 10

Hard snow:
6 / 10
Soft snow:
7 / 10
Weight:
8 / 10
Technical info:
Kästle has decided to compete on weight. The TX97 has been considerably stripped down compared to the previous models we've tested. It has a lot of camber in the back ski and short rocker in the front. The flex is soft, especially towards the back. The mounting point is behind the setback (the narrowest point on the ski), which in theory means that it under steers in the turning transitions.

On snow:
On soft snow, this Kästle ski was one of the favorites among the narrow ski touring models. It is long and stable and likes big turns, at the same time as it easily skids when needed. The light and soft construction has its disadvantages on hard snow though, where the TX97 didn´t really convince. We also noticed the under steering mentioned above. Suitable for powderhounds who are looking for a light ski.


T97

Technical data:

Measured length
187 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 54443
Brand
Kästle
Model
T97
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
177
Contact length
153 cm
Rocker tail
6 cm
Rocker nose
28 cm
Side cut
152 cm
Taper tail
12 cm
Taper tip
23 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
13 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
14.5 cm
Max tail width
116.7 mm
Min waist width
96.2 mm
Max nose width
128 mm
Side cut radius
26 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
11.3 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1974 cm2
Weight
1660 gr
Relative weight
0.84 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
6 mm
Hight nose tip
69 mm
Angle nose tip
39°
Height of camber
11 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.