BMT 109
Test winner

Völkl BMT 109

Brand
Völkl
Model
BMT 109
Category
Touring
Weight
1720 gr
Waist
109 mm
Tested length
186 cm
Year
2015

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

6
5
4
5
7
Fri Flyt overall rating of Völkl BMT 109:

9 / 10

Hard snow:
9 / 10
Soft snow:
9 / 10
Weight:
8 / 10
Technical info:
Völkl follows up last year's Katana W-Verks. The BMT 109 has a different geometry, with more taper. Although the carbon construction is lighter, it doesn’t exactly revolutionize the ski touring category in this respect. It has flat camber at the waist and long rocker in the front and back. The turning radius is 27 meters. A long setback makes the front ski narrow in relation to the back. The flex is softest in the waist and relatively stiff in the front and back.

On snow:
With the BMT, Völkl has found the ideal shape for a carbon construction. There is plenty of edge grip and flotation and you can skid as much as you want. All wrapped up in one package. Compared with other skis with short turning radius, the BMT 109 may feel a bit slow. But it catches up on predictability and stability at speed on different surfaces. Definitely one of this year's best models in both the ski touring and freeride categories.


BMT 109

Technical data:

Measured length
188 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 65457
Brand
Völkl
Model
BMT 109
Produced
Germany
Available lengths
166, 176
Contact length
58 cm
Rocker tail
55 cm
Rocker nose
75 cm
Side cut
118 cm
Taper tail
30 cm
Taper tip
40 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
16 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
11 cm
Max tail width
119 mm
Min waist width
109 mm
Max nose width
134 mm
Side cut radius
27 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
15 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2140 cm2
Weight
1720 gr
Relative weight
0.8 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
22 mm
Hight nose tip
54 mm
Angle tail tip
17°
Angle nose tip
32°
Height of camber
flatt 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.