Always a pleasure to ski and film with Kastle’s two-time World Champion athlete, Chris Davenport, whether it’s deep in the backcountry off a volcano or just ripping some freshly loaded groomers (which is what we had this past week at the SIA “On the Snow” Demo show at Copper Mountain, CO). At last year’s show, we had “high pressure” hard packed groomers so we were able to see how Kastle skis perform in bad/sketchy conditions – essential seeing as we’ve all had that boney run out on occasion, even on an epic powder run. You want a ski that has you remembering the bliss and not a sketchy near miss. Knowing that Kastle skis passed the hard packed test at last year’s demo, I was stoked to get to rip them with Chris and company on some really sweet cold groomers this time around. Chris took out next season’s big mountain Kastle MX98 (seen in the video below) while I was on the Kastle FX104 freeride skis (the numbers represent the ski width underfoot). Bingo!! These skis are so legit -which I knew last year but this time we got to feel them react on the fluff and through the occasional patch of hard pack without experiencing any wash out at all. These skis handle variable conditions so impressively. So if you would like to be a more dynamic skier like Chris Davenport, well, keep on skiing every chance you get, get lessons, work on technique, and demo some of Kastle’s MX & FX line up. Over the years, we’ve demo’ed nearly all of the Kastle skis so we can say these are superb, gold standard skis deserving of their premium brand status. Go try some and keep up with Chris’ latest adventures at chrisdavenport.com.