Kästle’s new XX twin tip line developed with Colby James West enters the stacked line-up midseason. The new series features the same handcrafted quality that has made Kästle famous for over 80 years and combines the latest in ski technologies with updates to patented Hollowtech, full rocker and twin tips features.
The designated twin tip line offers three models: XX80 Colby, XX90 James and XX110 West. All models feature Dual Hollowtech and full symmetrical profiles. The XX80 Colby (111-80-111) has standard camber and fast grip twin tip, constructed specifically for the pipe and slopestyle events, msrp: $579. The XX90 James (120-90-120) has low camber, early rise, hook free twin tips, and is an all mountain park ski, msrp: $749. The XX110 West (134-110-134) also features low camber and early rise, hook free twin tips and is the devoted powder ski within this line, msrp: $899.
“Our objective for the 2012-13 expansion into twin tips was to find a strong partner on the development side. Colby fit the bill both an experienced competitor and athlete, his insight into refining the models, and explaining what was needed for the best performance proved integral,” states Kästle President, Siegfried Rumpfhuber. “Our overall brand focus is on keeping Kästle’s inherent characteristics of performance and technology while refining our product offerings and addressing a wider skier base.”
Each XX ski features patented Hollowtech technology, the evolution of a 30-year-old Kästle innovation. The tip of each ski has oval-shaped cutouts, leaving just a layer of opaque fiberglass. Hollowtech reduces the weight of each ski shovel by up to 15 percent. The decrease in mass helps the ski minimize vibrations and hold an edge more precisely. The 2012 Kästle ski line features more Hollowtech then ever. An investment into new heavy stamping machinery allows a ten percent larger and lighter Hollowtech. Specifically, the Dual Hollowtech on the XX Colby James West twin tip skis allows for incredibly fast rotation and an easily controllable spin.