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Waist Width: 122
The fattest of the three-model V-Werks BMT series of wide lightweight backcountry touring skis, the 122 (named for its 122-mm waist width) offers the most flotation in powder. It’s a big ski, but weighs just 1,940 grams in the 186 length. The BMT series comprises three models ranging in width from 94 to 122. All are wide by backcountry touring standards-for optimal flotation in deep backcountry snow-but Volkl’s premium V-Werks construction keeps the weight down at every opportunity. All are wood-core, carbon-rich constructions featuring Volkl’s 3D Ridge construction: A raised ridge down the center of the ski that allows the ski to be thinner, lighter, and more sensitive over the edges yet just as strong torsionally and longitudinally. Volkl sells pre-cut, glueless skins to match each BMT model.