Skimo Co

With a heritage spanning over 100 years, Kastle has learned a thing or two when designing high-performance skis. With the TX 99, this technological prowess is on display. If you've seen Kastle skis in the wild, the first thing that likely would have drawn your attention is the colored and slightly transparent insert at the tip, which Kastle dubs "Hollowtech." This magical little insert lessens mass in the front of the ski, which reduces overall weight, helps with turn initiation, and leads to a damp and stable ride. Many can attest to the performance this Hollowtech insert creates, having been used in their alpine skis for years. Apart from the insert, the rockered profile and versatile waist width allow you to float in powder while preserving hard snow sensibilities. To help overcome unpredictable backcountry snow conditions, Kastle took great care to prevent a "hooky" or grabby feel in the tip or tail, which they achieve by bringing the contact points closer to the center of the ski. In addition to reducing unwanted grabbiness, this also leads to a forgiving and playful feel when exiting a turn. With the TX 99, Kastle created a damp, stable, and predictable touring ski, and we think they nailed it.

  • Hollowtech Evo insert spans most of the tip to reduce swing weight while providing dampness and stability. Oh yeah, it also glows in the dark!
  • Semi-Cap Sandwich Sidewall lends itself to performance while trimming extra weight.
  • Glass Fiber and Carbon winded Core offer longevity and durability without excess bulk.
  • Hook Free Tip and Tail move the contact points closer to the center of the ski, providing predictability and playfulness.
  • Tip and tail rocker provide flotation in powder and maneuverability in trickier snow conditions.
Lengths (cm) 167, 174, 181, 188
convert to ounces
1400g [167]
1460g [174]
1530g [181]
1590g [188]
Weight (pair) 2800g [167]
2920g [174]
3060g [181]
3180g [188]
Sidecut   135-99-118
Turn Radius   14.8m [167]
16.5m [174]
18.8m [181]
20.9m [188]
Skin Fix   Rounded tip and flat notched tail
Specs Verified
Profile   Hook free shovel & tail, double rocker
Shape   Long shovel, medium radius, tapered tail
Construction   Semi-cap sandwich sidewall
Core   Paulownia w/ carbon and glass fiber laminates
Skimo Co Says
Usage Skiing powder and crud
Notes Hollowtech insert reduces swing weight and vibration
Bottom Line Planted ski that will go through anything

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