BMT 122

Völkl BMT 122

Brand
Völkl
Model
BMT 122
Category
Freeride
Weight
1920 gr
Waist
122 mm
Tested length
186 cm
Year
2016

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

6
4
3
4
6
Fri Flyt overall rating of Völkl BMT 122:

7 / 10

Flotation:
7 / 10
Turning capabilities:
8 / 10
Stability at speed:
7 / 10
Technical info:
BMT 122 is a pure carbon construction. Together with Black Crows´ Nocta it has the lightest construction in the test. The flex curve is soft at the waist and stiff in both ends, which is a familiar consequence of the clearly profiled top shape. Consistent low rocker profile through the entire length. It is the only ski in the test that is designed for attaching skins.

On snow:
The widest ski in Völkl´s new BMT series is characterised by low weight and consistent rocker. This makes it easy to maneuverer, considerably easier than many of the other skis in this test. But the combination of rocker, low weight and a stiff tip is probably why it behaves strangely in tracked snow. It feels like the ski follows the snow rather than its own direction of speed. The test team describes it as «crisp» and «edgy», which is normal for carbon fibre skis. But if you want a superwide touring ski, or a wide ski that can lay down fine arcs on hard surfaces, you may consider this model.


BMT 122

Technical data:

Measured length
186 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 64346
Brand
Völkl
Model
BMT 122
Produced
Germany
Available lengths
176,186
Contact length
13 cm
Rocker tail
80 cm
Rocker nose
95 cm
Side cut
106 cm
Taper tail
38 cm
Taper tip
42 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
12 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
11 cm
Max tail width
133 mm
Min waist width
122 mm
Max nose width
143 mm
Side cut radius
30.00 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
10 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2340 cm2
Weight
1920 gr
Relative weight
0.82 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
30 mm
Hight nose tip
53 mm
Angle tail tip
13°
Angle nose tip
34°

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.