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Cristallo

Total emotion

Modern shape, easy, technical.
A very top!

The Cristallo is the Kastelaar skis designed to be easy and not very strenuous, ideal for its softness for a girl and telemark. With excellent technical content, it stands out due to its excellent stability, docile handling, but also aggressive when needed, the impulse conduction and the easy to switch from one to another curve, very precise. Just like a feline. Deceive the shape and the broad measures instead everywhere will never disappoint, even in ski alp in the uphill, transoms and changing direction. An almost perfect ski for telemark who appreciates to be always progressive and never nervous. Thank the Naca profile of the tip and the Dynamic Spoon Effect created by Kastelaar is able to float a lot compared to skis of similar size or larger so as not to regret in the high biggest skis snows.

  • Solid wood structure
  • -50% vibration
  • Carbon fiber and Kevlar + Graphene with KKEpx system inserted in a suitable way to improve the quality of wood
  • Fitted with various type of ski bindings
  • Telemark - Off-piste - Ski-alp - Piste

Your emotional ski

The Cristallo ski is available in different solutions aesthetic and of performances: Pure, Carbon, Sport, Carbon Sport, Superligth, Extreme Superligth

Each version, both aesthetic and performance, can then be sorted Ash or Hickory wood. The Superligth versions instead are made with various wood type: Ash and Japanese Kiri wood or Hickory and Japanese Kiri wood.

The ash wood allows the creation of high quality ski, stable and performantles, from minimal vibrations that give safety even at high speeds.
The Hickory wood is probably the wood which is optimal for the construction of a ski. In the golden age of skiing, when used in ski racing in wood, all the national athletes were using skis in Hickory.
The Japanese Kiri Wood is a very light wood, very stable and impermeable that has a good balance between its lightness and the mechanical qualities

Perfect for freeski

Tested in almost every area of the Alps, in the off-track and on the track, in all conditions of snow increasingly proving to the occasion. Stefano it is enthusiastic: there is a condition in which you do not appreciate, every day more and more.

If it was a restaurant, according to a telemarker which is chef, he deserves the three stars MIchelin. A excellent ski."

kastelaar all one

Skiing can be fitted with any type of ski bindings.

In this model you can mount both traditional ski bindings that telemark or ski alp.
Following our company policy that favors materials and products km Zero propose traditional ski bindings Vist,
produced a few kilometers from our company and used at the World Cup.

For telemark we propose The M Medjo ski bindings

Each ski is customizable and is guaranteed two years.

Frequent Asked Questions

The character of cristallo

The 169 floats that is a pleasure and also the track on the icy slopes is a surprise: not vibrate resulting absolutely progressive, very stable and always accurate. Also suitable for telemark skiers and women.

The measure chosen by more telemarkers, almost perfect for shape and technical features, extremely flexible and safe in all snow conditions and situation, even on hard or icy snow.

The 189 allows long and medius radius, precise, progressive and fast can generate within yourself great emotions. You literally feel flying over the snow, but always with maximum control of the situation thanks to the excellent stability and good grip, thanks to the great absorption of vibrations, even on hard or icy snow.

Ski Kastelaar: the best of tradition and innovation.

Kastelaar builds the best of modern wooden skis and the largest collection in the world. The increased amount of this wood in our ski is designed to drastically reduce the vibrations, the critical point of the ski, up to 50%!
Skis with this approach are high performance, they also become more stable at high speeds and give a sense of security, they are easy, precise, not tiring, ideal to preserve their body from microtrauma created by the vibrations, or for those suffering from back pain, leg or it is not in top form.

The carbon fiber, Kevlar fiber and graphene combined with proprietary epoxy resins are inserted in a suitable way to improve the quality of the wood and neutralize weaknesses that allow high-level performance based on computer simulations with sophisticated engineering programs.

Ecological and highly protective coatings ensure its durability. This allows, if necessary, at any time to easily restore the skis.

Solid Wood

Over time, the structure of wood in the ski has been replaced by metal and plastic, but since these materials do create vibrations and not reduce these there is realized the need to start to use it.
The metals are among the main causes of micro-traumas due to vibrations that create without being able to absorb them.

Today all the best ski contain wood in a percentage from 25% to 45%, but not as a structure, or use it as an aesthetic element.
In the Kastelaar ski the wood is skiing (for a percentage of 90%) and it is for this reason that we can further reduce vibration compared to all up to 50% less!
We use the wood for this and not because we are nostalgic.

The ash wood allows the creation of high quality ski, stable and performantles, from minimal vibrations that give safety even at high speeds.

The Hickory wood is probably the wood which is optimal for the construction of a ski being very stable, elastic and at the same time allows still better performances than the ash wood for precision and sensitivity. Hickory has almost disappeared in all the skiing because of its high cost. Kastelaar is now the only one in the world producing skis with hickory wood with exceptional features and incredibly forgotten. It is no coincidence that in the golden age of skiing, when used in ski racing in wood, all the national athletes were using skis in Hickory: Zeno Colo', Jean Claude Killy, Carlo Senoner, Celina Seghi, Lacroix...

Kevlar

The Kevlar fiber is an aramid fiber, high-performance, lightweight, but stronger than steel and abrasion, but above all it has the great advantage of absorbing vibrations. Here is the reason for using this material in our ski and to have in the kastelaar catalog for all models of skis the Carbon version that is realized with a larger amount of this material.

Carbon Fibre, software high-tech and tradition

To make the best of the world wooden skis need a special mix of tradition and innovation. This does not allow the use of prepreg carbon fibers, because the high temperatures used for polymerization reduce by 35% the mechanical properties of the wood.

It is necessary to work at low temperatures of the carbon fiber and with polymerization times long (about six days) to create a polymer of three dimensions, something not possible in metal skis or prepeg that use of carbon fibers, which has the mechanical characteristics very high.

In this sense we have developed specifically an epoxy resin that responds to the best to these needs. The carbon fibers unidirectional and multidirectional and are inserted along the ski with particular inclinations and in some points according to a scheme developed by a parametric CAD software in finite elements. The appearance is that of a collage.

Cutting Edge

The best quality 48HRC hardness, the same used in the competitions. Allow skiing with greater safety consuming less, in particular in artificial snow, very aggressive.

Graphene

Our visionary spirit leads us to be the first in the world to combine the graphene to the wood in a ski. All Kastelaar contain a certain percentage. This incredible material allows us to significantly increase the mechanical quality of our skis. This is not a coincidence that now our skis are also used by athletes for the World Cup competitions and in the Freeride World Tour.

Today this incredible technology is present in a traditional, yet futuristic solid wood skis!

Graphite Ski Base

Like being in a race car with maximum safety.

Best ski base whit high proportion graphite of hand-prepared by a professional ski man with long experience in the World Cup and the Olympics: ski fast, easy, accurate and stable. Quality & Tradition.

technical specifications

    169 179 189
width in mm front 124 124 124
middle 99 99 99
tail 111 111 111
radius in m
in m 15 18 21
length in mm 1690 1790 1890
weight in g 1630 1770 1880
from the tail mm 730 780 830
    width in mm   radius in m length weight center ski
front [+] middle [+] tail [+] middle [+] in mm in g in mm
cristallo 169 124 99 111 15 1690 730
cristallo 179 124 99 111 18 1790 1770 780
cristallo 189 124 99 111 21 1890 1880 830

Front width

Middle width

Tail width

Middle radius

Warnings! Mounting Ski Binding - Ski edge - Tuning

Mounting binding: pierce skiing tipped by 3.5.
IMPORTANT: putting epoxy in the hole before screwing. DO NOT USE PVA GLUES.

SKI EDGE & TUNING: 88' and 0.5. The board comes already with base waxed.
On request with a virgin base and ski edge to prepare.
Board very sensitive to the ski edge finish, if done badly you feel, use the diamond finish.

For more information

Send us an email for more information or our ski test we will contact you personally.

Kastelaar • Contra' Santa Corona, 5 • 36100 Vicenza • Italia
info@kastelaar.com