The first thing to mention is that APO rate the flex on the APO MTD Dual Rocker as a 6/10, we’d rate it as 3/10, this board is soft. A mellow sidecut ensures easy turn initiation and a cruisy feel, biaxial glass is paired with V-shaped carbon reinforcement in the tips for a soft feel with pop and powder inserts have been added to the insert pattern to improve float on deep days. Dual Rocker is reverse camber between the feet and camber at the tips.
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When I first saw this board I almost keeled over with excitement. The retro coffin shape and surfboard styled topsheet with the Koi Karp motif are so on-point, it’s impossible to think of a better looking powder stick. Available exclusively in a 160, the mid-wide waist, setback stance, tapered shape and powder rocker profile will keep you afloat even in the deepest drifts on the snowiest days.
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Pirates Crew rider Tyler Chorlton recently moved from Bataleon to Apo. At Apo Tyler has had the opportunity to work on his own pro model, an honour very few if any British snowboarders have shared. Tyler’s board is avalaible with two profile options, standard camber for riding big transitions and W-Rocker (camber between the feet and rockered tips) for powder lines and backcountry freestyle sessions. Both boards have a fairly long 8.4m sidecut radius and a firm flex, the wist width of 25.9cm is perfect for those with a size 10 (uk) boots. Maybe it’ll be an Apo board that Tyler uses to stomp the first triple nollie frontflip.. wait a second, he’s already stomped one hasn’t he.
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The Apo Selekta is a cult classic . Its twin shape and flat profile with very slightly early rise tips make it a dream machine for sliding along boxes and inventing all types of butters and bonks. The core profile thins between the feet to make the Selecta more flex at the waist for big ollies and biax glass makes a forgiving board saintly.
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For those not sold on rocker or simply flat profiles the Yeah is Apo’s cambered entry level freestyle snowboard. It has a directional twin shape, because you don’t want to be confined to the park when there’s fresh snow to be ridden and combines Apo’s double flex core profile with mellow flexing biaxial fibreglass for easy pop and a soft torsional flex.
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Eerie yet clean and simple graphics meet versatile all mountain performance in the Line. Like most APO boards the Line has a shallow sidecut for easy turn initiation and exit and stable high speed carving, it has a directional shape with a setback stance and a 2000 grade sintered base for dependable acceleration and speed. Triaxial fibreglass is used throughout the board for improved edge hold and the Line has reverse camber profile with a flat section between the bindings for stability and rocker in the tips for improved powder floatation, deep snow agility and a more forgiving feel in bumpy terrain with tight transitions. This is a fantastic board for an intermediate rider who hits the slopes a couple of weeks a year and wants to ride everything on the mountain.
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A beginner’s snowboard with Jagermeister inspired graphics is always a winner in my opion. The Apo seed has a directional all-mountain shape, Apo’s stable yet playful Rocker profile and a very soft flex meaning it’s perfect for learning the basics. The mellow sidecut keeps the Seed stable when you decide to take the Deer by the horns and up the speed.
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Soft as warm butter and as forgiving as Mother Teresa when your weights in the wrong place, the APO Isis with its directional shape will help female riders get to grips with snowboarding much quicker than a heavy, un-tuned hire board.
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You may want to pick up the Apo BC if you’re into firm flexing all-mountain destroyers, but first you’ll need to choose your style. Will it be the Flatcut zero camber profile you go for, for that responsive, but worn in feel, or will you go for the hard gripping, incredibly floaty and ridiculously responsive Powder Rocker profile (camber between the feet and rocker at the nose and tail). I rode the Powder Rocker version and it was one of the best boards I picked up all week, on the early morning ice it gripped like nothing else and at 159 still felt agile enough for a rip through the kicker line. A great choice for any all-mountain freeride/freestyler who wants to ride pipe and pow on the same snowboard. A worthy successor to David Vincent’s legendary mushroom clad Amanite.
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There has been little change to the Apocalypse for 2011. It still eats small children and murders puppies for amusement. It’s a big bad freeride gun for snowboarders who like to point in one direction and hold on for dear life. If you like to carve so hard you graze your chin or stomp cliffs so big people think you’re base jumping, the Apo Apocalypse should probably accompany you on your next trip.
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APO owner Regis Rolland the Godfather of European snowboarding has been in the game long enough to know an extreme talent when he sees one. Gerome tears apart terrain parks but really stamps his mark on Backcountry features. His shred of choice is his signature model. With Biaxial glass and APO’s double flex core profile the Gerome Mathieu pro isn’t too stiff for larking about and hitting smaller features, but with the Carbon X reinforcement has plenty of pop and stability for crazy run-ins and enormous transitions. Also available with rocker, if you swing that way of course.
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Intermediate all-mountain snowboarders aka 4-10 weekers you can’t go wrong with the APO Line Rocker. Designed to provide the ultimate progressive platform for relatively inexperienced snowboarders to improve their all mountain snowboarding on; from the park to the piste and now especially in powder thanks to its new reverse camber profile, the Line will cut the mustard.
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You’ve got to love Apo’s intro for the Isis, it’s so French – “The Isis has been designed to pleasure to girls on all terrain”, says the writer while smoking a Gauloise and reading poetry. If you’re a relative virgin to the sport of snowboarding Apo reckons the Isis and it’s all new rockered profile could be the tool for the job, just make sure it doesn’t become more than a holiday romance… it is a snowboard after all.
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A surprising popular women’s freestyle snowboard on Snowboard-Review.com last season. The BCK meets the needs of female snowboarders with some riding time under their belts who demand the feel and precision performance of camber but want a forgiving and fun flexing snowboard so they can press and jib with the rocker kids.
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APO’s biggest selling snowboard since I can remember is back for 2011… but this year, it’s a little different! The same true twin shape, rockered shape and biaxial glass make it into the Selekta this year, but there’s a twist. This year the Selekta gets carbon reinforcement through the centre for extra pop without any extra torsional rigidity and upgraded to a sintered base, so you won’t be enjoying any knucke sandwiches when the snow gets soft after a dose of afternoon sun.
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You’re heading out on your first snowboard trip. You don’t want to hire; hire gear is heavy, for the most part it looks pretty pants too. The APO Seed is a great go-to board for beginner snowboarders. The Seed has directional shape for all-terrain and condition versatility with a rockered profile for easy turn initiation and catch free straight lining. What makes the Seed an out-and-out winner? Yep it’s the Jagermeister inspired graphics, the must have board for any Alpine shred and bar session!
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The Yeah is the budget conscious freestyler’s pick from the 2011 APO line-up. The spec won’t blow you away, but with biaxial fibreglass, an extruded base and APO’s Double Flex core profile which is designed to flex more between the bindings, the Yeah will happily tear apart terrain parks from November to May.
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The APO Isis is a forgiving directional snowboard designed for women who want to improve their game over the whole mountain. From beginners through to experienced intermediates, the ladies love the Isis.. or was that Cool James?
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The APO seed has a long mellow side cut and biaxial glass for easy initialtion into carves and a forgiving ride. At it’s price the Seed is perfect for someone who has ridden for 1 or 2 weeks and is looking for their first snowboard to learn the ropes on.
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Arthur Longo is having one hell of a year! With wins like the Artic Challenge Quater Pipe, Arthur is up there with the best riders on the planet. APO have created a board perfect for riding hard and fast into large transitions and super steep landings. A freestyle board with all the grip and minerals for going huge off kickers and in the pipe.
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New to the APO line-up last season, the Yeah has proven itself as a price point park and jib board. Soft biaxial glass and Apo’s ‘Double Flex’ core profile make for a super buttery ride that’ll just ooze on and off rails and jibs. Includes powder inserts (an extra set of inserts set back) for an extra bit of versatility.
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A jib specific board for slaying rails and jibs in the park or in your backyard. The perfect board for small hills or indoor slopes with technical rail setups. A Carbon I-Pop stringer for increased pop and an extruded base for durability when caning the steel.
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A very different beast to the standard Amanite. Wider under-foot, a tighter more aggresive sidecut, stiff longitudinal and torsional flex and tons of pop! For riders who like to ride hard and fast into large transitions and high-speed landings. Rewarding but ruthlessly unforgiving. For expert riders only!
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Viva the Mushroom. David Vincent’s mushroom madness returns for another year! Well what did you expect? The Vincent mushrooms are a piece of French snowboard history, culture even! A stiff ride for aggressive all-mountain freestylers, set-back 15mm for float and available with a rocker profile if you need a bit more.
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Apo’s all-mountain fail-safe designed for aspiring intermediates. Triaxial glass will make sure the Line holds a solid edge, the mellow sidecut takes the sting out of riding a triax board for less experienced riders, and the directional all mountain shape and 15mm setback stance means you can ride the APO Line in the powder in the morning and through the snowboard park in the afternoon.
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The APO MTD has been around for years and had a number incarnations including the A Board Method. With all that heritage you can be sure the MTD is as refined as it gets, carbon cross members to add torsional rigity between the bindings for holding highspeed carves and riding out lumpy backcountry kickers and a dual density Poplar core for extra pop. A classic all terrain freestyle board for experienced snowboarders.
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A classic swallow! You know it’s good because Regis Rolland has been refining it’s shape for decades. The Apocalypse Swallow is a life changing ride, once you’ve ridden it you won’t want to ride anything else in the deep stuff.
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Unlike many womens boards, the BCK is made with enough width underfoot so that if you have a US7 boot size you wont have to ride a 150+. A good poppy longitudinal flex thanks to the Carbon I-Pop stringers and a more forgiving torsional flex thanks to the biaxial glass. A relatively mellow sidecut for stability at speed.
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