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Kastle RX12 SL 2019

Kastle RX12 SL 2019
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Kastle RX12 SL Ski 2019

Telemark Pyrenees is really focused on the backcountry and our ski collection shows this, with most models designed for touring and/or offpiste freeride skiing.
We do however stock a selection of truly great piste skis, skis that carve the corderoy aggressively and precisely and are just great fun for those days when it's better top stay inbounds.

The Kastle RX12 SL was a discovery for us last year and we found this ski is simply fantastic.
A solidly built ski, torsionally stiff and with a hard tail that propels you out of that last turn and into the next.
The Kastle RX12 SL has a super short 12.5 m radius (165 cm), rock solid grip and simply excels in explosive short turns. is perfect for pure piste skiers with its precise edge grip and explosive short turns.
Built for good intermediate and expert skiers looking for a dynamic short-radius carving ski.

Note for Telemarkers - you need stiff springs with these skis !!!

We mounted our test skis with the Meidjo 2.1 bindings. First time out was a disaster, we really could not get these skis to work. No feedback, the skis didn't want to do anything, it was just a massive disappointment.
Bindings not optimally positioned? We did not know. Springs no good? We'd skied these with just the standard Meidjo springs, so thought we'd try the stiffer Redline version. Maybe this would help?  
This was MUCH better, the skis started carving and and you could feel the ski-binding-boot we tried adding the small internal spring with the Redline and hey, GOT IT, this was just BRILLIANT.
The stiffer springs correspond to the stiffness of the ski, and you can really play with the pressure on the skis, with the stance, the power partition between the skis through the turns. We've skied several good slalom skis over the years but the RX12 SLs are the most fun, the most powerful and the most precise we've come across and our "go to" model for resort days.
The stiff set-up is best for cold conditions and hard snow days, when they'll carve like rails as hard as you want. When the snow is softer, if you apply a lot of force to the back ski (low tele stance) then it'll gouge a trough in the snow. Better to loosen the spings or take a softer ski for sping snow....
Looking for a brillaint set-up for tele carving?  The Kastle RX12 SL and The M Equipment Meidjo 2.1 is what you need.

Features:Kastle RX12 SL Ski 2019 

Kästle's patented, key technology is unique to ski manufacturing. By removing unneeded layers in the front of the ski to make the ski lighter, this results in several advantages: the ski becomes up to 30 % damper, the ski feels more stable, edge-grip is more powerful, steering is more precise and the overall weight is reduced. Beginning this year, Kästle are equipping all skis with the larger Hollowrech 2.0, with the size of each Hollowtech adapted to individual model lines. A larger design for even better performance.
Each Kästle ski is built with the finest wood core, manufactured with precision to one-tenth of a millimeter. This allows them to control the weight, responsiveness and dampening characteristics of the ski, resulting in a high-quality, durable product. The wood type, or combination of different woods, is individually catered to each model line, based on the ski‘s intended application. Kästle guarantee unique handling with outstanding performance.
Sandwich-Sidewall Construction
Kästle adapted their Sandwich-Sidewall Construction from alpine racing and consider this technology a distinguishing feature of all of their models. This design gives every Kästle Ski optimal flex and torsional rigidity, creating sensitive and direct power transmission and ensuring total control, even at high speed. For the MX89 Kästle used the classic Sandwich Sidewall construction.
Elliptical Radius
Each model is designed to have its own carving characteristics, which is based on the ski’s intended application, by adjusting the radius along the waist of the ski. The shape of the Elliptical Radius determines how quickly and aggressively the ski enters and exits a turn.
Graphite Sinter Base
Kästle uses uncompromisingly high-quality UHM Graphite Sintered Bases, these are used in racing. The result: excellent sliding and wax absorption properties in a durable, long lasting base.
Kästle give their skis with classic camber and distinguish between Standard Camber and Low Camber: with Standard Camber the ski center is clearly elevated and the contact points to the snow are far forward and back. The effective edge is longer and the ski initiates turns more quickly and precisely. 
Shovel and Tail:
With the shovel and tail design,  Kastle can refine the aggressiveness of its skis. The Hook Free Shovel is a longer shovel that is often combined with Early or Progressive Rise. With this design the contact point to the snow is moved toward the center of the ski, thus ensuring a more forgiving and playful performance. The Hook Free Tail is often combined with Dual Rise and a longer tail, with the contact point being moved toward the center of the ski. The result is a forgiving, playful performance when exiting a turn.
With Rise technology, Kastle optimizes the shovel of the ski and control its float depending on the ski’s application. Progressive Optimizes float and easy turning in freeride and all-mountain freeride conditions. Dual Rise technology combined with an adapted Camber profile creates a ski which guarantees the best float, even in the deepest of snow, without losing responsiveness.

Model: Kastle RX12 SL

Lengths: 155-165 cm
155 cm: 118.5-66-100 mm / 10.5 m
165 cm: 118.5-66-100 mm / 12.5 m
155 cm: 3.02 kg / pair
165 cm: 3.22 kg / pair