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Our team put the pedal to the metal as they take the Kästle BMX 105 HP for a spin during our on snow test in Galtür, Austria.
Level
Advanced
Terrain
Freeride
Best for
Confident experts and adventurous seasonaires.
Price
£695
Season
2018/19
lengths
165,173,181,189
Bindings?
No
Float
10
Versatility
8
Playfulness
9
Energy
9
Value
7
Stability
10
Overall Score
9
+
Feeling like we could ski anything the mountain threw at us.
Naming a ski after a BMX bike!

The Kästle BMX 105 HP has been around for a few seasons now but it still more than holds its own against the competition.

The 'BMX' part of the name stands for 'big mountain expert' and this ski cries out to be taken all over the hill as it's such a fun ride in all conditions.

The other part of the name - the HP bit - means 'high performance', which in Kästle-speak refers to the two titanal sheets that sit with the silver fir and beech wood core, and underpins the 105's incredible stability.

That is not to say that the non-HP version is unstable (we thought you would appreciate it if we tested that as well for you, dear reader), it is just a touch more forgiving and would maybe suit a lighter or less physical rider.

Although the BMX 105 HP is that bit heavier, it is still lively and responsive as you ease it from turn to turn.

The ski has plenty of float through the deep powder and charges through chopped up snow with barely a pause. If you take it onto groomers it's a joy, gripping nicely along the edge in long graceful turns.

The BMX 105 HP is a classic freeride ski that stands out from the crowd - and it looks pretty cool as well!

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