Yeah I'd say the 2013 APOs are probably a moderate to heavy park ski, but they are built to last. My Hutches are going strong after 2 seasons of constant rail abuse and rock skiing. All I do is wax and de-burr the edges every once in a while and they have developed only one edge crack from a pretty big disaster. They are certainly holding up better than my rossi scratches or line afterbangs did, and they still have pop!
The new 2014 sammy C park (cheaper cap ski) is definitely lighter and pretty snappy, but I wonder if they sacrificed durability to shed the weight and cost.
I think the APOs actually strike a good balance between durability and weight.
But as I said earlier, if weight is your main concern, go with some armada halos or line future spins or some other narrow, rockered, superlight spin to winner.