PROTO

item no ALTD8318 Flat Ski

elegant all-mountain carver | lively and light

MSRP 1.390,00 EUR
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"I LOVE THE PROTO’S BALANCED FLEX. THE SKI IS INCREDIBLY SUPPLE IN VARIABLE TERRAIN AND STILL VERY STABLE ON THE SLOPES. THAT MAKES IT EASY FOR ME TO PLAYFULLY SEEK OUT ADVENTURES EVERYWHERE. ADDITIONALLY, THE PROTO STANDS OUT NOT ONLY WITH ITS OAK FINISH, BUT ALSO WITH ITS ELABORATE CARBON CONSTRUCTION AND CIRCUMFERENTIAL STEEL EDGE.”
Comfort
Sport
Advanced
Piste
Allmountain
Freeride
The PROTO is a forgiving, all-mountain ski for the piste and beyond. The steel rim that runs round the ski's top circumference protects the elaborate carbon construction and the exquisite wood/carbon surface and adds stability.

This ski is made for the discerning skier, looking for a unique, limited edition all-mountain ski. A balanced flex profile makes this ski supple and smooth off-piste and stable on the groomers.
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Sidecut
Tip130 mm
Waist83 mm
Tail112 mm
LengthRadiusWeight
157 cm 13,6 m1670 g/Ski
165 cm 14,6 m1750 g/Ski
173 cm 16,3 m1840 g/Ski
181 cm 18,3 m1920 g/Ski

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Technologies

WE CREATE UNIQUE SKIS FOR ANY CONDITION USING PROVEN TECHNOLOGIES INSPIRED BY RACING, UTILIZING ONLY THE FINEST RAW MATERIALS. SOPHISTICATED CONSTRUCTIONS AND PATENTED TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPED IN AUSTRIA CREATE NEW BENCHMARKS IN PERFORMANCE STANDARDS.
Cross-Cut Kästle Proto
  1. FRAMED UPPER EDGE
  2. HS 3K CARBON + BIRCH VENEER
  3. TITANAL
  4. FIBERGLASS
  5. POPLAR / BEECH WOODCORE

Hollowtech

Our patented, key technology is unique to ski manufacturing. By removing unneeded layers in the front of the ski we 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.

Woodcore

MADE OUT OF POPLAR AND BEECH

Each Kästle ski is built with the finest wood core, manufactured with precision to one-tenth of a millimeter. This allows us to control the weight, responsiveness and dampening characteristics of the ski, resulting in a high-quality, durable product.

Sandwich-Sidewall construction

We adapt our Sandwich-Sidewall Construction from alpine racing and consider this technology a distinguishing feature of all of our 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 PROTO we used the classic SANDWICH-SIDEWALL CONSTRUCTION.

The surrounding steel edge on the top of the limited edition ski was patented by Kästle and protects the precious layers of oak wood and carbon equipped with white-shimmering copper wires. 
 

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 SINTERED GRAPHITE bases, like those used in ski racing, for all its adult skis. This creates a durable, long-lasting base with excellent glide performance and wax absorption.

Our children and junior skis feature though, easy-care extruded bases.

Camber

We build our 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, we can refine the aggressiveness of our skis.

The FAST GRIP SHOVEL is a short shovel in which the contact point and the widest part of the shovel are located far forward. This ensures a faster response at the beginning of the turn. 

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.
 

Rise

With Rise technology, we optimize the shovel of the ski and control its float depending on the ski’s application.
CLASSIC RISE creates improved responsiveness for on-piste and all-mountain-slopes.