I really like these boards. They are extremely stiff, but are slightly more forgiving than the Cruise Tool 8s. They are also not as wide and are a very good jibbing board. The length of 97.5cms feels really good in the park. These things feel solid on rails and relatively stable on airs although they are a bit on the smaller side, and are pretty nimble when carving. In powder, you really have to work to get these bad boys to float because they seem to want to plow through everything. They look pretty cool with the white backround and burning monkey, although I wish there were base graphics.
Rider – Ty Bereskie – Expert Skiboarder
These boards are tanks. I got these boards around 2006 and they were a big upgrade from the Line Weapons I was riding for several years. They were much wider and way more stable. I was able to plow through anything and the stiffness was great for added stability and riding in choppy conditions. These were my go to boards for a long time, only to be replaced this season by my 2010 KTPs, which are even wider. The Apetorch held up really well and are still in use today by my friends and as loaner boards. You don’t see too many of these up for sale, but if you find a pair in decent shape I’d highly recommend grabbing a pair while you can.
Rider – Courtney – Expert Skiboarder