BD7

APO BD7

Brand
APO
Model
BD7
Category
Freeride
Weight
2380 gr
Waist
121 mm
Tested length
191 cm
Year
2016

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

3
2
3
4
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of APO BD7:

7 / 10

Flotation:
7 / 10
Turning capabilities:
6 / 10
Stability at speed:
7 / 10
Technical info:
APO is originally a snowboard brand that we have come to associate with playful skis. The geometry of this ski reminds us a little of Kye 120, but it has more sidecut in the tips and a softer flex: It is very soft from the waist and backwards. A very short setback makes this more of a BC jibber ski than a pure piste ski.

On snow:
This is a big BC jibber ski from APO. The shape invites to play, and the ski is quite easy to maneuverer to be this category. However, the ski sends out mixed signals as the weight doesn´t invite to play at all: It wants to be skied effortlessly at the same time as it feels quite heavy on the foot. Similar qualities can be found in narrower skis. However, if you want a really wide powder jibber, this may be it.


BD7

Technical data:

Measured length
191 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 32344
Brand
APO
Model
BD7
Produced
Slovenia
Available lengths
184,191
Contact length
105 cm
Rocker tail
45 cm
Rocker nose
41 cm
Side cut
110 cm
Taper tail
40 cm
Taper tip
41 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
5 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
5 cm
Max tail width
134 mm
Min waist width
121 mm
Max nose width
140 mm
Side cut radius
26.00 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
6 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2360 cm2
Weight
2380 gr
Relative weight
1.01 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
68 mm
Hight nose tip
79 mm
Angle tail tip
30°
Angle nose tip
31°

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.