TX 90

Kästle TX 90

Brand
Kästle
Model
TX 90
Category
Touring
Weight
1260 gr
Waist
90 mm
Tested length
176 cm
Year
2017

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

4
4
4
4
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of Kästle TX 90:

8 / 10

Hard snow:
8 / 10
Soft snow:
8 / 10
Weight:
9 / 10
Technical info:
This is a new and ultralight carbon construction from Kästle. The sidecut radius is a little shorter in the front. Even and soft flex and some rocker in both tips. Medium high camber and some taper in the tip. The setback is not as long as many other models in this category, and this gives less width difference between the front and back ski, even if the front has the most sidecut.

On snow:
Kästle launches a light ski that has an equal shape and radius as its popular BMX freeride ski. The TX series is new this year, and at last Kästle has produced a really light touring ski. It is versatile and easy to maneuver, but the test team differs when it comes to its stability at speed. The even shape and flex makes the ski perform well in most types of off piste conditions at different speeds, but the low weigh causes it to be a little unstable at high speed. It suits freeride orientated ski touring enthusiasts, especially those who like


TX 90

Technical data:

Measured length
176 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 44444
Brand
Kästle
Model
TX 90
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
160,168,184
Contact length
126 cm
Rocker tail
20 cm
Rocker nose
30 cm
Side cut
133 cm
Taper tail
18 cm
Taper tip
25 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
10 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
9 cm
Max tail width
110 mm
Min waist width
90 mm
Max nose width
122 mm
Side cut radius
18.20 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
12 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1750 cm2
Weight
1260 gr
Relative weight
0.72 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
18 mm
Hight nose tip
64 mm
Angle tail tip
15°
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.