Apostle 98

Rocky Mountain Underground Apostle 98

Brand
Rocky Mountain Underground
Model
Apostle 98
Category
Touring
Weight
1580 gr
Waist
98 mm
Tested length
185 cm
Year
2018

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

3
4
4
3
2
Fri Flyt overall rating of Rocky Mountain Underground Apostle 98:

8 / 10

Hard snow:
8 / 10
Soft snow:
9 / 10
Up:
7 / 10
Technical info:
American RMU is new in Norway. One of the founders of this brand is the coach of the Norwegian national freeski team, Luke Ocho Allen. The Apostle series consists of many models with different lengths and weights. Our test model was among the lightest versions, and had an average width. A lot of rocker in the front and back, soft flex, especially in the front, and our test model was front-mounted. This, combined with a small setback, means that the binding is placed near the middle of the ski. The weight is average in this category.

On snow:
The test team suspected that this model was heavy. This is not the case, even if it was tested with a binding that weighed 1 kg. Apostle feels like a jibber ski that first and foremost prefers powder, where it is fun and easy to maneuver. However, it also performs well at different speed in various snow conditions and terrain. The long back ski can make the ascent a little heavier than necessary. RMU Apostle is a ski touring model for those who want to play in the mountains, both forwards and backwards, and if you prefer deep powder and playful terrain to high peaks.


Apostle 98

Technical data:

Measured length
185 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 34432
Brand
Rocky Mountain Underground
Model
Apostle 98
Produced
USA
Available lengths
165, 175
Contact length
106 cm
Rocker tail
34 cm
Rocker nose
44 cm
Side cut
118 cm
Taper tail
30 cm
Taper tip
36 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
10 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
5 cm
Max tail width
120 mm
Min waist width
98 mm
Max nose width
124 mm
Side cut radius
17 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
5 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1954 cm2
Weight
1580 gr
Relative weight
0.81 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
40 mm
Hight nose tip
72 mm
Angle tail tip
20°
Angle nose tip
35°
Height of camber
6 mm

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.