Ski style 2012/13: symbiosis human, mountain, powder adventure

In August 2012, the Austrian ski brand Kästle presents the new products for the upcoming fall/winter 2012/13 season.

One of the lines is the result of the collaboration between the designers of Kästle (ski engineering tradition since 1924) and the triple X-Games medalist US freestyle skier Colby James West (born 1985, grew up nearby Boston). The athlete co-designed the 'XX'-series of the 'Twintip'-line which is inspired by halfpipe, freestyle, touring experiences, and powder adventures.

On occasion of the collaboration, Kästle produced videos with US freestyler Colby James West. The videos express the symbiosis of human, mountain, powder adventure, such as the one on this page (above) showing the skier in traditional clothing of the European Alps in 'Lederhosen' (leather pants) in the role of a tourist-guide through Austria.

Video: Colby James West in European Alps 'Lederhosen' (leather pants) as tourist-guide through Austria (film and edit by Kevin Steen). The athlete is sponsored by labels like the ski brand Kästle, energy drink Monsters or hair product provider Paul Mitchell. 

fig. original: XX-series by Colby James West from the Twintip-line by Kästle, launched in December 2011 for the ski season 2012/13. The Kästle XX80 'Colby' is the competition ski of Colby for the halfpipe, the XX90 'James' is the All Mountain ski, and the XX110 'West' is for powder-adventures.

Video: Colby James West presents the new Kästle skis in Hintertux (map) in the Tyrolean Alps in Austria.

Source: Original article with images and videos on


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