I took the Kastle BMX 115 to the Challenger terrain at Big Skysteep, rocky, chalky with some wind buff my go-to testing area during Powder Week this year. The terrain was varied and with the way the wind blew and deposited snow in places I haven’t seen in 20 years, I was able to playfully ski through technical sections as well as point steep chutes and see how the tails of the different skis would respond at very high speed.
The BMX 115 skied smooth as velvet and it was exactly what I wanted and needed underfoot. It was lightweight and had a very surprising quickness edge to edge for a ski that is 115-millimeters underfoot. In the 185-centimeter length, I could go as fast as I wanted, but it is far more forgiving than its bigger brother in the 195-centimeter length. It has a stiff tail that keeps you from dropping into the backseat when arcing out of fast turns, but is still forgiving enough to lay trenches on a blue groomer.
Built with a traditional sandwich construction fiberglass, silver fir, and beech wood core between two layers of titania with slight early rise in the tip and an elliptical radius sidecut, this ski will hold an edge in any condition and will float in the deepest of powder. This is a ski that I need in my quiver, because I would only need this one ski.