Apo MTD Dual Rocker - 2012

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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.

Manufacturer's Description:

Make the mountain yours!  We have remixed our famous MTD to endow it with a feeling of control and smoothness that will surprise you.  This board has been designed to allow you to make incredible turns, stomp more tricks and give more amplitude to your ollies.

Recommended for park riding. Recommended for rail riding Recommended for freeride riding High cost snowboard Available in Wide Hybrid rocker/camber construction Directional twin shape

Year: 2012

Available Lengths (cm):
153, 155, 157, 159W

Riding Style: Freestyle/Park

Specifications:

Beta Dual Poplar Core
Sintered 2000 Base
Biaxial Fibreglass
V-Carbon reinforcement
Full Flex core profile
Powder inserts

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Apo MTD Dual Rocker

Snowboard Review:

The Apo MTD is definitely my favorite type of board, it was soft enough to be fun throughout the entire park but still stiff enough to blast around the rest of the mountain. If you’re not sure whether you want to spend your hard earned cash on a freeride or freestyle board and you can only afford one, an all mountain board should be what you look to get and the shape of the MTD gives you that versatility.

Personally I’m not a fan of rocker unless it’s in the pow but the MTD’s Dual Rocker profile helped ease those pains. If you look at the board from side on you will see the rocker runs between the feet, this helps give it float as well as reduce edge catching. Underneath the feet the board is cambered and this gives the board precision through carves and helps make it more responsive. Dual Rocker also makes the MTD incredibly easy to press and pop.

The MTD benefits from a sintered base and is also extremely lightweight meaning it is super fun to huck about on and doesn’t need long run-ins for rails.  In the park the MTD held its own; the V Pop rods not only helped increase its response but also gave the board tons of additional pop. There weren’t too many bad points to this board but I’m easy to please, that said the MTD was softer than I was expecting, the flex is definitely more freestyle focused but the shape is more all-mountain so be prepared for a soft flex. When I was riding the pipe I found the MTD lacked the stiffness to hold a really strong line and I experienced some annoying chatter, so expert riders be aware that if you are a snowboarder who likes to pump a board hard and work it through the sidecut the MTD might be a little lacking.

All in, this is a good board and I’d be happy with it for a season. It is definitely aimed at the intermediate rider, but it’s soft enough to satisfy beginners. Overall the APO MTD Dual Rocker is an able all-round board that would suit a park and pow cruiser over somebody that likes to ride their snowboard aggressively.

Highlights:
Versatile Directional Twin all-mountain shape
Sintered Base was very fast
Dual Rocker profile and Carbon Vs provide loads of pop
Very lightweight

Letdowns:
Too soft to be ridden very aggressively
A bit chattery in the pipe

Posted by Aly Mac in • Apo

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What colour is powder?

Alex on October 25, 2011 at 05:16 PM

Hey. Somebody tested the APO MTD Doual Rocker. I think about buying it. I do tricks @ the pists and pow-riding….. also Carving ist my love. I´m experienced Rider… till know, i only used traditional camber boards. I´m not sure to buy the camber or doual rocker board???? Cheers Alex

Rich Ewbank on October 25, 2011 at 05:22 PM

THere are better boards for carving Alex… the MTD is a bit too soft for carving really hard. You might be better looking at something like the K2 Lifelike.

Alex on October 25, 2011 at 05:26 PM

My English is not so good. Thats why i can´t explain it realy good. I like soft Boards. Last year i tried the Amplid Dopamine.. this was too extrem rockeres (Jibrocker) for me. I like a soft Board for Tricks & smooth feeling. But also want to ride nice turns..& Powder. I want an Apo ...caus i have the amanite since now!! I realy like those boards. I think of buying the mtd ...but i dont know camber or dual rocker!!!

Rich Ewbank on October 25, 2011 at 05:43 PM

I would probably go for the cambered MTD if you found the Dopamine was too rockered… this will be more like the Amanite. The Double Rocker is pretty damn soft.

Alex on October 25, 2011 at 05:50 PM

Have you tried both Boards??? The Doual Rocker and the cambered MTD??? Is the cambered one also good for Pist-Tricks and so on???

Rich Ewbank on October 25, 2011 at 06:03 PM

I haven’t ridden either. I was riding with Aly when he was testing the APO MTD double rocker infact I was filming him for most of the video review (which I haven’t posted yet). He said it was chattery at speed and a little washy in high speed carves. I’d asume that the cambered MTD doesn’t suffer these problems to the same extent because there’s no rocker between the bindings. If you look back at previous postings of the MTD you’ll see in the comments section that it was much softer than expected. http://www.snowboard-review.com/snowboard_reviews/review/mtd/ . I have ridden the Dopamine and I didn’t have any chatter.

Alex on October 25, 2011 at 07:52 PM

All right! Thanks Rich for the help!! Now, i have to look for the right board…. or i will ride my 4 years old Amanite!!! Greetz Alex

Alex on October 26, 2011 at 07:23 PM

When do you post the review video for the mtd dual rocker???? it would be interesting. Thx Alex

Mr. Peanut on November 22, 2012 at 07:41 PM

What do you think about the difference between the camber and the dual rocker? I saw that they continued with the rocker one. Could you explain me what are the main changes about these 2 boards and which one is worthier for park, high speed jumps and some pow?

Thanks a lot!

Alex on November 26, 2012 at 07:24 PM

@MrPeanut: I ride the Apo 2012 MTD Camber Board. And it´s al real fun machine. It´s perfekt for high speeds, and also very fun in the Powder. You can go everywhere with this Board. I haven´t tested the Doual Rocker yet….but i also don´t miss it :-) Greetz LX

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