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AMPLID SEASON CONTENT SKIS 4-5 SKIS INTRO 6-7 SKIS OVERVIEW 8-9 SKIS DETAILS 8-13 THE PLAYER SERIES 16-23 CENTRIFUGAL COLLECTION SKI 18-19 BLACK SHEEP SPORTS 24-27 EARN MORE TURNS SKIS

GENERAL INFORMATION 28-29 TEST PILOT 30-31 ANTIPHASE 32-33 CAMBER & ROCKER 34-35 CORE SIENCE 36-37 TARGETED COMPOSITES

18/19

RIDER | COVER Sebastian Hiersch |  Sebastian Hiersch & Julien Lange PHOTOGRAPHER | Mane Pale

38-39 GEOMETRY IDEOLOGIES 40 WEAVING WISDOM 41 GLIDING SECRETS / DURABILITY FEATURES 42-43 SPECS SKIS 44-46 SPECS SNOWBOARDS 46-47 BAGS 48 THE CODEX 49 APPAREL / BEANIES

AMPLID GMBH Henschelring 4 85551 Kirchheim Germany www.amplid.com info@amplid.com PRINTED IN GERMANY - ONCE YOU KNOW THE CONTENT BY HEART, SHARE THE BOOK WITH WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED OR RECYCLE IT.

SHOOTING LOCATION | Serfaus Fiss Ladis / Tirol


SKIS

AMPLID SEASON CONTENT SKIS 4-5 SKIS INTRO 6-7 SKIS OVERVIEW 8-9 SKIS DETAILS 8-13 THE PLAYER SERIES 16-23 CENTRIFUGAL COLLECTION SKI 18-19 BLACK SHEEP SPORTS 24-27 EARN MORE TURNS SKIS

GENERAL INFORMATION 28-29 TEST PILOT 30-31 ANTIPHASE 32-33 CAMBER & ROCKER 34-35 CORE SIENCE 36-37 TARGETED COMPOSITES

18/19

RIDER | COVER Sebastian Hiersch |  Sebastian Hiersch & Julien Lange PHOTOGRAPHER | Mane Pale

38-39 GEOMETRY IDEOLOGIES 40 WEAVING WISDOM 41 GLIDING SECRETS / DURABILITY FEATURES 42-43 SPECS SKIS 44-46 SPECS SNOWBOARDS 46-47 BAGS 48 THE CODEX 49 APPAREL / BEANIES

AMPLID GMBH Henschelring 4 85551 Kirchheim Germany www.amplid.com info@amplid.com PRINTED IN GERMANY - ONCE YOU KNOW THE CONTENT BY HEART, SHARE THE BOOK WITH WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED OR RECYCLE IT.

SHOOTING LOCATION | Serfaus Fiss Ladis / Tirol


Next Level Skis

PHOTOGRAPHER | Mane Pale

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NEXT LEV EL SKIS

IT’S CREATING THE FUTURE THAT MAKES US TICK!

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RIDER | Julien Lange

couldn’t look myself in the mirror if I was copy and pasting the same old crap in the catalogue year after year. I get too stoked tinkering with new materials and dreaming-up bat-shit-crazy ideas to settle with the status quo. The buzz I get from impressing a team rider with a new prototype or a glowing testimonial from an Amplid customer is all the inspiration I need to justify the weeks of concepting, research, lab time and on-mountain testing that goes into every Amplid ski. I’m fortunate enough to have a team around me at Amplid with the same motivations. Innovation is my passion and it’s Amplid’s lifeblood, without it, there is no Amplid. Brands talk about “purpose” all the time, I firmly believe that the better the skis are beneath your feet, the more awesome your day in the mountains will be. Making the best skis you’ve ever owned and elevating your riding to the next level is Amplid’s purpose and my mission!


Next Level Skis

PHOTOGRAPHER | Mane Pale

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NEXT LEV EL SKIS

IT’S CREATING THE FUTURE THAT MAKES US TICK!

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RIDER | Julien Lange

couldn’t look myself in the mirror if I was copy and pasting the same old crap in the catalogue year after year. I get too stoked tinkering with new materials and dreaming-up bat-shit-crazy ideas to settle with the status quo. The buzz I get from impressing a team rider with a new prototype or a glowing testimonial from an Amplid customer is all the inspiration I need to justify the weeks of concepting, research, lab time and on-mountain testing that goes into every Amplid ski. I’m fortunate enough to have a team around me at Amplid with the same motivations. Innovation is my passion and it’s Amplid’s lifeblood, without it, there is no Amplid. Brands talk about “purpose” all the time, I firmly believe that the better the skis are beneath your feet, the more awesome your day in the mountains will be. Making the best skis you’ve ever owned and elevating your riding to the next level is Amplid’s purpose and my mission!


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PRODUCT

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OVERVIEW Toys for teasing gravity

SKI

EARN MORE TURNS

CENTRIFUGAL COLLECTION EARN MORE TURNS

EARN MORE TURNS

FACELIFT 102

FACELIFT 108

Camrock

Camrock

EGOTRIP 95

CENTRIFUGAL COLLECTION

CENTRIFUGAL COLLECTION

TIME MACHINE 83

TIME MACHINE 90

Pop Camber

Pop Camber

WHITE NOISE 110

Camrock

Cruise Camber

180 / 188

177 / 185

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176 / 184 / 189 175 / 182

176 / 184

165 / 175 / 185

PLAYFUL ALLMOUNTAIN

ROCKWELL 95

PLAYFUL ALLMOUNTAIN

PLAYFUL ALLMOUNTAIN

PLAYFUL ALLMOUNTAIN

SUPERPLAYER 102

MULTIPLAYER 108

MEGAPLAYER 119

Camrock

Camrock

Camrock

CENTRIFUGAL COLLECTION

TIME TRAVELLER 83

Directional Cruise Camber

Camrock

177 / 185

176 / 184 / 189

181 / 187

$ 175 / 182 175 / 182

Skis Overview


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PRODUCT

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OVERVIEW Toys for teasing gravity

SKI

EARN MORE TURNS

CENTRIFUGAL COLLECTION EARN MORE TURNS

EARN MORE TURNS

FACELIFT 102

FACELIFT 108

Camrock

Camrock

EGOTRIP 95

CENTRIFUGAL COLLECTION

CENTRIFUGAL COLLECTION

TIME MACHINE 83

TIME MACHINE 90

Pop Camber

Pop Camber

WHITE NOISE 110

Camrock

Cruise Camber

180 / 188

177 / 185

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176 / 184 / 189 175 / 182

176 / 184

165 / 175 / 185

PLAYFUL ALLMOUNTAIN

ROCKWELL 95

PLAYFUL ALLMOUNTAIN

PLAYFUL ALLMOUNTAIN

PLAYFUL ALLMOUNTAIN

SUPERPLAYER 102

MULTIPLAYER 108

MEGAPLAYER 119

Camrock

Camrock

Camrock

CENTRIFUGAL COLLECTION

TIME TRAVELLER 83

Directional Cruise Camber

Camrock

177 / 185

176 / 184 / 189

181 / 187

$ 175 / 182 175 / 182

Skis Overview


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Skis Details

PREMIUM BUILD QUALITY AND INTRICATE, MULTI-LAYERED ARTWORK.


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Skis Details

PREMIUM BUILD QUALITY AND INTRICATE, MULTI-LAYERED ARTWORK.


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The Player Series

THE PLAYER SERIES W

PHOTOGRAPHER | Rich Ewbank

RIDER | Alex Neurohr

atching team riders Alex Neurohr and Julien Lange ripping the entire mountain like characters in a video game inspired us to dedicate a quiver of skis to freeskiers bringing the heat to the backcountry. Balancing the confident feel of freeride hardware with the playfulness of your favorite freestyle sticks, the Player Series blurs the divide between the snow park and the infinite terrain beyond the boundary ropes. Three underfoot widths with differentiated camber-lines and unique geometries make finding the perfect ski straightforward. Common DNA running through the collection means all three skis share a familiar feel; switching from one ski to another takes minimal adjustment. Designed and manufactured in the Alps, this striking threesome is reserved for the true players.


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The Player Series

THE PLAYER SERIES W

PHOTOGRAPHER | Rich Ewbank

RIDER | Alex Neurohr

atching team riders Alex Neurohr and Julien Lange ripping the entire mountain like characters in a video game inspired us to dedicate a quiver of skis to freeskiers bringing the heat to the backcountry. Balancing the confident feel of freeride hardware with the playfulness of your favorite freestyle sticks, the Player Series blurs the divide between the snow park and the infinite terrain beyond the boundary ropes. Three underfoot widths with differentiated camber-lines and unique geometries make finding the perfect ski straightforward. Common DNA running through the collection means all three skis share a familiar feel; switching from one ski to another takes minimal adjustment. Designed and manufactured in the Alps, this striking threesome is reserved for the true players.


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THE

Skis

SUPERPLAYER 102

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THE

Skis

MULTIPLAYER 108

The new player in the game

LENGTH (CM) WIDTH (MM)

177

130/102/122

185

130/102/122

At 102mm underfoot, the Superplayer is the skinniest member of Amplid’s Player Series, delivering the perfect 50/50 compromise between on and off piste performance. Inspired by the geometry of the infamous Multiplayer, but with shorter tips, more effective edge and a narrower waist, the Superplayer compromises a little deep snow floatation for gains in grip and responsiveness. Its lengthened underfoot camber-zone and trimmed-back early-rise create the perfect platform for carving turns and launching airs from. Like all Player Series skis, the Superplayer is supercharged with Targeted Composite Application: A full length, base-side Carbon Pop Band and Basalt Suspension Strips, located in the tips with a V-arrangement, add snap and soothe vibrations.

The original player

LENGTH (CM) WIDTH (MM)

176

135/108/127

184

135/108/127

189

135/108/127

Like Streetfighter 2 and Mario Kart, this Multiplayer gets better with age. Although not overly fat, its 108mm waist and volume-packed outline mean the Multiplayer has zero problem staying on top. Time-proven triaxial fiberglass and Omni core construction give the Multiplayer the right blend of performance, stability and forgiveness for progressive skiing. Additional Carbon reinforcement from tip-to-tail and targeted strips of Basalt finetune the flex pattern and add damping where it’s needed.

Mountain-minded Freeskiers in need of a do-everything shred just hit the jackpot.

The Multiplayer has a directional Camrock profile: A good dose of nose rocker is blended with a set-back camber, its apex beneath the heel of the boot. The result is an easy floating ski with reliable tail hold in turns and an unprecedented ability to stick backseat landings. Its perfected geometry meets the needs of freeskiers taking their skills to the backcountry.

SHAPE | Tapered Directional

SHAPE | Tapered Directional

CAMBERLINE | Camrock

CAMBERLINE | Camrock

TECHNICAL KEY FEATURES

TECHNICAL KEY FEATURES

R X G Z

R X G Z

JEKYLL & HYDE GEOMETRY

OMNI CORE

CARBON POP BAND

SINTERED 7 BASE

L e D W

FLOATATION TIPS

TRIAX GLASS

BASALT SUSPENSION STRIPS NUKEPROOF ROUNDTOP

TERRAIN MAP & FEEL JUMPS JIBS POWDER CARVES ALL MOUNTAIN FLEX 6/10

JEKYLL & HYDE GEOMETRY

OMNI CORE

CARBON POP BAND

SINTERED 7 BASE

L e D W

FLOATATION TIPS

TRIAX GLASS

BASALT SUSPENSION STRIPS NUKEPROOF ROUNDTOP

TERRAIN MAP & FEEL JUMPS JIBS POWDER CARVES ALL MOUNTAIN FLEX 6/10


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THE

Skis

SUPERPLAYER 102

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THE

Skis

MULTIPLAYER 108

The new player in the game

LENGTH (CM) WIDTH (MM)

177

130/102/122

185

130/102/122

At 102mm underfoot, the Superplayer is the skinniest member of Amplid’s Player Series, delivering the perfect 50/50 compromise between on and off piste performance. Inspired by the geometry of the infamous Multiplayer, but with shorter tips, more effective edge and a narrower waist, the Superplayer compromises a little deep snow floatation for gains in grip and responsiveness. Its lengthened underfoot camber-zone and trimmed-back early-rise create the perfect platform for carving turns and launching airs from. Like all Player Series skis, the Superplayer is supercharged with Targeted Composite Application: A full length, base-side Carbon Pop Band and Basalt Suspension Strips, located in the tips with a V-arrangement, add snap and soothe vibrations.

The original player

LENGTH (CM) WIDTH (MM)

176

135/108/127

184

135/108/127

189

135/108/127

Like Streetfighter 2 and Mario Kart, this Multiplayer gets better with age. Although not overly fat, its 108mm waist and volume-packed outline mean the Multiplayer has zero problem staying on top. Time-proven triaxial fiberglass and Omni core construction give the Multiplayer the right blend of performance, stability and forgiveness for progressive skiing. Additional Carbon reinforcement from tip-to-tail and targeted strips of Basalt finetune the flex pattern and add damping where it’s needed.

Mountain-minded Freeskiers in need of a do-everything shred just hit the jackpot.

The Multiplayer has a directional Camrock profile: A good dose of nose rocker is blended with a set-back camber, its apex beneath the heel of the boot. The result is an easy floating ski with reliable tail hold in turns and an unprecedented ability to stick backseat landings. Its perfected geometry meets the needs of freeskiers taking their skills to the backcountry.

SHAPE | Tapered Directional

SHAPE | Tapered Directional

CAMBERLINE | Camrock

CAMBERLINE | Camrock

TECHNICAL KEY FEATURES

TECHNICAL KEY FEATURES

R X G Z

R X G Z

JEKYLL & HYDE GEOMETRY

OMNI CORE

CARBON POP BAND

SINTERED 7 BASE

L e D W

FLOATATION TIPS

TRIAX GLASS

BASALT SUSPENSION STRIPS NUKEPROOF ROUNDTOP

TERRAIN MAP & FEEL JUMPS JIBS POWDER CARVES ALL MOUNTAIN FLEX 6/10

JEKYLL & HYDE GEOMETRY

OMNI CORE

CARBON POP BAND

SINTERED 7 BASE

L e D W

FLOATATION TIPS

TRIAX GLASS

BASALT SUSPENSION STRIPS NUKEPROOF ROUNDTOP

TERRAIN MAP & FEEL JUMPS JIBS POWDER CARVES ALL MOUNTAIN FLEX 6/10


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THE

Skis

MEGAPLAYER 119 Big waistline, bigger personality

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THE

Skis

ROCKWELL The space-age veteran

LENGTH (CM) WIDTH (MM)

LENGTH (CM) WIDTH (MM)

181

140/119/132

187

140/119/132

A team favourite for Earth’s snow-blessed meccas, the 119mm wide Megaplayer is flowing and floaty beyond comprehension, and glides like a hovercraft across the deepest snowpack. From Utah’s weightless moon dust to British Columbia coastal cement, where there’s pow the Megaplayer is home. Its perfected outline shape and smooth, kink-less blend of tip rocker and underfoot camber create graceful lift and add easy handling. In fact, the Megaplayer is so agile and playful that spreading butters and catching air from snow-blanketed features becomes second-nature. Carbon Pop Bands beneath each ski add stability and extra pop, vibration-damping Basalt Suspension Strips round off an uncomplicated but proven construction that keeps the Megaplayer civilised in variable conditions and demanding terrain. SHAPE | Tapered Directional CAMBERLINE | Camrock TECHNICAL KEY FEATURES

R X G Z

JEKYLL & HYDE GEOMETRY

OMNI CORE

CARBON POP BAND

SINTERED 7 BASE

L e D W

FLOATATION TIPS

TRIAX GLASS

BASALT SUSPENSION STRIPS NUKEPROOF ROUNDTOP

TERRAIN MAP & FEEL JUMPS JIBS POWDER CARVES ALL MOUNTAIN FLEX 6/10

175

128/95/118

182

128/95/118

Almost a decade old, but the Rockwell continues to perplex and delight skiers of all abilities. Key to its undisputable popularity is the Rockwell’s unique Jekyll & Hyde Geometry, which combines a tight and playful sidecut radius with a versatile 95mm waist and plenty of lift-generating surface area. A true Swiss Knife, the Rockwell adapts to any skiing style, terrain choice or snow condition. Perfectly matched to its eccentric shape is a Camrock profile which blends underfoot camber with just the right amount of tip and tail rocker. Long and tight carves, speed-scrubbing smears and effortless butters, the Rockwell is a playful and easily controlled toy for the entire mountain. Successive upgrades over the last couple of years, including a lightning fast Sintered 7 base and snappy Carbon Pop Bands, make the Rockwell a true bang-for-buck bargain! SHAPE | Tapered Directional CAMBERLINE | Camrock TECHNICAL KEY FEATURES

R X G Z

JEKYLL & HYDE GEOMETRY

OMNI CORE

CARBON POP BAND

C e W

ALL-TERRAIN TIPS

TRIAX GLASS

NUKEPROOF ROUNDTOP

SINTERED 7 BASE

TERRAIN MAP & FEEL JUMPS JIBS POWDER CARVES ALL MOUNTAIN FLEX 6/10


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THE

Skis

MEGAPLAYER 119 Big waistline, bigger personality

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THE

Skis

ROCKWELL The space-age veteran

LENGTH (CM) WIDTH (MM)

LENGTH (CM) WIDTH (MM)

181

140/119/132

187

140/119/132

A team favourite for Earth’s snow-blessed meccas, the 119mm wide Megaplayer is flowing and floaty beyond comprehension, and glides like a hovercraft across the deepest snowpack. From Utah’s weightless moon dust to British Columbia coastal cement, where there’s pow the Megaplayer is home. Its perfected outline shape and smooth, kink-less blend of tip rocker and underfoot camber create graceful lift and add easy handling. In fact, the Megaplayer is so agile and playful that spreading butters and catching air from snow-blanketed features becomes second-nature. Carbon Pop Bands beneath each ski add stability and extra pop, vibration-damping Basalt Suspension Strips round off an uncomplicated but proven construction that keeps the Megaplayer civilised in variable conditions and demanding terrain. SHAPE | Tapered Directional CAMBERLINE | Camrock TECHNICAL KEY FEATURES

R X G Z

JEKYLL & HYDE GEOMETRY

OMNI CORE

CARBON POP BAND

SINTERED 7 BASE

L e D W

FLOATATION TIPS

TRIAX GLASS

BASALT SUSPENSION STRIPS NUKEPROOF ROUNDTOP

TERRAIN MAP & FEEL JUMPS JIBS POWDER CARVES ALL MOUNTAIN FLEX 6/10

175

128/95/118

182

128/95/118

Almost a decade old, but the Rockwell continues to perplex and delight skiers of all abilities. Key to its undisputable popularity is the Rockwell’s unique Jekyll & Hyde Geometry, which combines a tight and playful sidecut radius with a versatile 95mm waist and plenty of lift-generating surface area. A true Swiss Knife, the Rockwell adapts to any skiing style, terrain choice or snow condition. Perfectly matched to its eccentric shape is a Camrock profile which blends underfoot camber with just the right amount of tip and tail rocker. Long and tight carves, speed-scrubbing smears and effortless butters, the Rockwell is a playful and easily controlled toy for the entire mountain. Successive upgrades over the last couple of years, including a lightning fast Sintered 7 base and snappy Carbon Pop Bands, make the Rockwell a true bang-for-buck bargain! SHAPE | Tapered Directional CAMBERLINE | Camrock TECHNICAL KEY FEATURES

R X G Z

JEKYLL & HYDE GEOMETRY

OMNI CORE

CARBON POP BAND

C e W

ALL-TERRAIN TIPS

TRIAX GLASS

NUKEPROOF ROUNDTOP

SINTERED 7 BASE

TERRAIN MAP & FEEL JUMPS JIBS POWDER CARVES ALL MOUNTAIN FLEX 6/10


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Centrifugal Collection Skis

CENTRI FUGAL COLL ECTION A

bold, brash and brutal collection of skis for precision pilots. Amplid’s Centrifugal Collection deploys cutting-edge technologies, powerful constructions and precision geometries to deliver a thrilling, character-full skiing experience. Hold-on for dear life and enjoy the ride!

PHOTO GRAPHER | Rich Ewbank

RIDER | Sebastian Hiersch


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Centrifugal Collection Skis

CENTRI FUGAL COLL ECTION A

bold, brash and brutal collection of skis for precision pilots. Amplid’s Centrifugal Collection deploys cutting-edge technologies, powerful constructions and precision geometries to deliver a thrilling, character-full skiing experience. Hold-on for dear life and enjoy the ride!

PHOTO GRAPHER | Rich Ewbank

RIDER | Sebastian Hiersch


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THE

Centrifugal Collection Skis

TIME TRAVELLER 83 All the thrills

LENGTH (CM) WIDTH (MM)

175

118/83/107

182

118/83/107

The Time Traveller captures the spirit of the Centrifugal Collection, in a more intuitive and less demanding ski design. Amplid’s design team borrowed the same thrilling geometry as its ferocious sibling, the Time Machine 83, and paired it with a less stubborn construction. The outcome is a light and reactive alternative that revels in resort runs and adapts instinctively to its pilot’s pace. Shallow camber and a pinch of early-rise in the tips help the Time Traveller to skip and rip effortlessly across the frontside in broad mix of snow conditions. A confidence-inspiring resort ski for aspiring freeriders and hungover veterans in need of an exhilarating ski that rewards good technique, but doesn’t punish little mistakes. SHAPE | Tapered Directional CAMBERLINE | Directional Cruise Camber TECHNICAL KEY FEATURES

W X Z

NUKEPROOF ROUNDTOP

OMNI CORE

SINTERED 7 BASE

C e C

ALL-TERRAIN TIPS

TRIAX GLASS

MULTI RADIUS SIDECUT

TERRAIN MAP & FEEL JUMPS JIBS POWDER CARVES ALL MOUNTAIN FLEX 7/10

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Black Sheep Sports

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ocated in downtown Munich, Black Sheep Sports is a freeride ski store dedicated to bringing the hardgoods of smaller, more innovative ski brands to Bavaria’s freeride skiers. Founded in 2010 out of a passion for skiing and freeriding in particular, Black Sheep Sports prides itself on its huge selection of “hard to find” skis, stocking 120 different freeride skis every winter. At a time when many ski shops are closing their doors, Black Sheep’s approach of supporting some of the region’s best athletes, regular demos in the neighbouring Alps and a hunger to stock the latest and greatest products, keeps the customers walking through the store’s doors… in increasing numbers. Amplid’s Peter Bauer caught 10 minutes with Black Sheep Sports´ founder and owner Basti Steinbach, between boot fittings and ski consultations, to talk about why Amplid’s Centrifugal Collection skis are important feature on Black Sheep’s fabled “Ski Wall”.

BLACK SHEEP SPORTS

INTERVIEW WITH BASTI STEINBACH


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THE

Centrifugal Collection Skis

TIME TRAVELLER 83 All the thrills

LENGTH (CM) WIDTH (MM)

175

118/83/107

182

118/83/107

The Time Traveller captures the spirit of the Centrifugal Collection, in a more intuitive and less demanding ski design. Amplid’s design team borrowed the same thrilling geometry as its ferocious sibling, the Time Machine 83, and paired it with a less stubborn construction. The outcome is a light and reactive alternative that revels in resort runs and adapts instinctively to its pilot’s pace. Shallow camber and a pinch of early-rise in the tips help the Time Traveller to skip and rip effortlessly across the frontside in broad mix of snow conditions. A confidence-inspiring resort ski for aspiring freeriders and hungover veterans in need of an exhilarating ski that rewards good technique, but doesn’t punish little mistakes. SHAPE | Tapered Directional CAMBERLINE | Directional Cruise Camber TECHNICAL KEY FEATURES

W X Z

NUKEPROOF ROUNDTOP

OMNI CORE

SINTERED 7 BASE

C e C

ALL-TERRAIN TIPS

TRIAX GLASS

MULTI RADIUS SIDECUT

TERRAIN MAP & FEEL JUMPS JIBS POWDER CARVES ALL MOUNTAIN FLEX 7/10

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Black Sheep Sports

L

ocated in downtown Munich, Black Sheep Sports is a freeride ski store dedicated to bringing the hardgoods of smaller, more innovative ski brands to Bavaria’s freeride skiers. Founded in 2010 out of a passion for skiing and freeriding in particular, Black Sheep Sports prides itself on its huge selection of “hard to find” skis, stocking 120 different freeride skis every winter. At a time when many ski shops are closing their doors, Black Sheep’s approach of supporting some of the region’s best athletes, regular demos in the neighbouring Alps and a hunger to stock the latest and greatest products, keeps the customers walking through the store’s doors… in increasing numbers. Amplid’s Peter Bauer caught 10 minutes with Black Sheep Sports´ founder and owner Basti Steinbach, between boot fittings and ski consultations, to talk about why Amplid’s Centrifugal Collection skis are important feature on Black Sheep’s fabled “Ski Wall”.

BLACK SHEEP SPORTS

INTERVIEW WITH BASTI STEINBACH


PB: You’re running demo events at Hintertux all winter which gives you some unique insight. Describe the typical Black Sheep customer that loves these skis? BS: Our customers typically own a couple of pairs of skis. The last few winters weren’t great for snow and that showed us that it’s a good idea to own slope skis that can really charge, but is still fun in the tracked-out off-piste sections that you find during the pre-season. Our customers want a ski that can rip hard pack and bumps, and race on the slopes. They love these toys! PB: The skis are quite demanding in terms of experience and technique. What do they gain by being a little bit more exclusive? PB: It seems freeriders are rediscovering the joy of piste-orientated skis. What do you think is behind the increasing popularity of narrower piste skis? BS: The return of the turn. An important part of skiing, also for freeskiers and freeriders, is skiing the slopes. It’s just a lot of fun chasing your friends around the mountain on narrow skis. PB: What attracted Black Sheep Sports to Amplid’s Centrifugal Collection? BS: For us it’s not only the local factor. Skis like the Centrifugal Collection really help us to introduce a cool, high-quality brand to a wider range of consumers. PB: What ski characteristics excite you most about the skis in the collection? BS: They are so quick from edgeto-edge and ski like race skis, but are way more versatile and great fun too. The Time Traveller 83 and Time Machine 90 are my favorites. They remind me of the days when I skied gates.

BS: The first touch is impressive and as soon as you take them on the slopes, you are blown away. You can see the quality, but if you’re an experienced skier you feel the R&D behind the product. PB: For somebody that’s never ridden a ski with metal before, what are the advantages and disadvantages of this kind of construction? BS: Titanal skis are super damp which is why you need to work a bit harder on these skis. There’s a slightly nostalgic feel to them, but they’re much easier to handle than the metal skis of the past. The edges engage very quickly, and you get a lot of feedback. Also, if you’re a bit heavier you will love them. Metal skis track very well and are super stable under high speed and tracked-out conditions. But stay in control, otherwise you’ll find yourself on an angry rodeo bull!

feedback. It’s a great new technology and I recommend that anybody who likes hard charging skis should give them a try. PB: Will the “more accessible” Time Traveller 83 be an important ski for BlackSheep? BS: We will stock this ski for sure. I already know which customers will be down to buy one. It’s a perfect ski for everyone who is looking for a solid frontside ski that doesn’t look like the typical race skis from the big brands. PB: You kind of predicted my next question. This is sector is owned by the big traditional ski companies. What can micro-brew ski brands like Amplid bringing to the piste ski sector? BS: The little guys are bringing back the spirit of skiing. Skiing is not only skiing powder or the park. Skiing is always great, and all parts of skiing are great. These skis bring us right back to the origins of where we all started. I love it.

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THE

Centrifugal Collection Skis

TIME MACHINE 83 The black sheep in the family

LENGTH (CM) WIDTH (MM)

175

118/83/107

182

118/83/107

Dry winters and pre-season glacier trips just got interesting. The attacking, metal-reinforced Time Machine 83 eats-up groomers and tears through hard-pack snow conditions like a runaway freight train. With only a hint of an edge, its hooky sidecut pulls its pilot into vortex of grin-inducing Centrifugal forces. Titanal Centribelt 2.0 reinforcement and Antiphase damping confer steadfast edge-hold, predictable behavior and an eerie smoothness to the Time Machine 83 which encourages and rewards more and more speed. Intended for master technicians and the reckless, its aggressive geometry owns the frontside of any resort. Carve perfect corduroy arcs, skip through mogul fields, fool around in the trees or blast through chop like a madman, just be careful not to get your pass pulled by the fun police. SHAPE | Tapered Directional CAMBERLINE | Pop Camber

PB: Do you have any advice for choosing the perfect size?

TECHNICAL KEY FEATURES

BS: Besides demoing to find the right skis, I would recommend a chat with your local ski shop guy. For anybody that wants to buy direct, for the Time Traveller and Time Machine skis I would recommend going for a ski length that’s around 5 cm shorter than your body height.

k X d K

Ride on.

ANTIPHASE TM

OMNI CORE

TITANAL CENTRIBELT 2.0

BS: These skis are extremely secure on an edge and give interesting

ALL-TERRAIN TIPS

TRIAX GLASS

NUKEPROOF ROUNDTOP

SINTERED 7 HD BASE

TERRAIN MAP & FEEL JUMPS JIBS POWDER

PB: As we’re talking about construction, what was your first impression of Antiphase? Does it work?

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CARVES ALL MOUNTAIN FLEX 8/10


PB: You’re running demo events at Hintertux all winter which gives you some unique insight. Describe the typical Black Sheep customer that loves these skis? BS: Our customers typically own a couple of pairs of skis. The last few winters weren’t great for snow and that showed us that it’s a good idea to own slope skis that can really charge, but is still fun in the tracked-out off-piste sections that you find during the pre-season. Our customers want a ski that can rip hard pack and bumps, and race on the slopes. They love these toys! PB: The skis are quite demanding in terms of experience and technique. What do they gain by being a little bit more exclusive? PB: It seems freeriders are rediscovering the joy of piste-orientated skis. What do you think is behind the increasing popularity of narrower piste skis? BS: The return of the turn. An important part of skiing, also for freeskiers and freeriders, is skiing the slopes. It’s just a lot of fun chasing your friends around the mountain on narrow skis. PB: What attracted Black Sheep Sports to Amplid’s Centrifugal Collection? BS: For us it’s not only the local factor. Skis like the Centrifugal Collection really help us to introduce a cool, high-quality brand to a wider range of consumers. PB: What ski characteristics excite you most about the skis in the collection? BS: They are so quick from edgeto-edge and ski like race skis, but are way more versatile and great fun too. The Time Traveller 83 and Time Machine 90 are my favorites. They remind me of the days when I skied gates.

BS: The first touch is impressive and as soon as you take them on the slopes, you are blown away. You can see the quality, but if you’re an experienced skier you feel the R&D behind the product. PB: For somebody that’s never ridden a ski with metal before, what are the advantages and disadvantages of this kind of construction? BS: Titanal skis are super damp which is why you need to work a bit harder on these skis. There’s a slightly nostalgic feel to them, but they’re much easier to handle than the metal skis of the past. The edges engage very quickly, and you get a lot of feedback. Also, if you’re a bit heavier you will love them. Metal skis track very well and are super stable under high speed and tracked-out conditions. But stay in control, otherwise you’ll find yourself on an angry rodeo bull!

feedback. It’s a great new technology and I recommend that anybody who likes hard charging skis should give them a try. PB: Will the “more accessible” Time Traveller 83 be an important ski for BlackSheep? BS: We will stock this ski for sure. I already know which customers will be down to buy one. It’s a perfect ski for everyone who is looking for a solid frontside ski that doesn’t look like the typical race skis from the big brands. PB: You kind of predicted my next question. This is sector is owned by the big traditional ski companies. What can micro-brew ski brands like Amplid bringing to the piste ski sector? BS: The little guys are bringing back the spirit of skiing. Skiing is not only skiing powder or the park. Skiing is always great, and all parts of skiing are great. These skis bring us right back to the origins of where we all started. I love it.

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TIME MACHINE 83 The black sheep in the family

LENGTH (CM) WIDTH (MM)

175

118/83/107

182

118/83/107

Dry winters and pre-season glacier trips just got interesting. The attacking, metal-reinforced Time Machine 83 eats-up groomers and tears through hard-pack snow conditions like a runaway freight train. With only a hint of an edge, its hooky sidecut pulls its pilot into vortex of grin-inducing Centrifugal forces. Titanal Centribelt 2.0 reinforcement and Antiphase damping confer steadfast edge-hold, predictable behavior and an eerie smoothness to the Time Machine 83 which encourages and rewards more and more speed. Intended for master technicians and the reckless, its aggressive geometry owns the frontside of any resort. Carve perfect corduroy arcs, skip through mogul fields, fool around in the trees or blast through chop like a madman, just be careful not to get your pass pulled by the fun police. SHAPE | Tapered Directional CAMBERLINE | Pop Camber

PB: Do you have any advice for choosing the perfect size?

TECHNICAL KEY FEATURES

BS: Besides demoing to find the right skis, I would recommend a chat with your local ski shop guy. For anybody that wants to buy direct, for the Time Traveller and Time Machine skis I would recommend going for a ski length that’s around 5 cm shorter than your body height.

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Ride on.

ANTIPHASE TM

OMNI CORE

TITANAL CENTRIBELT 2.0

BS: These skis are extremely secure on an edge and give interesting

ALL-TERRAIN TIPS

TRIAX GLASS

NUKEPROOF ROUNDTOP

SINTERED 7 HD BASE

TERRAIN MAP & FEEL JUMPS JIBS POWDER

PB: As we’re talking about construction, what was your first impression of Antiphase? Does it work?

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THE

Centrifugal Collection Skis

TIME MACHINE 90 Laser guided precision

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THE

Centrifugal Collection Skis

WHITE NOISE Built for the brave LENGTH (CM) WIDTH (MM)

LENGTH (CM) WIDTH (MM)

176

121/90/110

184

121/90/110

Leaving the local race team for dust is just one reason to ski the Time Machine 90. Engineered to combine reactive handling with predictable grip, the Time Machine doesn’t lose-out on character. Amplid’s proprietary Antiphase damping technology and Titanal Centribelt 2.0 give the Time Machine 90 a calm and calculated behavior at brutal speeds. On wide-open corduroy highways it feels like a Giant Slalom ski, locking into turns like it’s on rails. Although its natural habitat is the frontside, 90mm of width underfoot and a generous tip shape allow it to plough through three-dimensional snow. We’ll admit, it’s no pow ski, but for charging resort runs and raising your heart rate the Time Machine 90 is remarkable.

180

139/110/126

188

139/110/126

As the air rushing past your ears creates a deathly roar, you’ll be surprised by the quiet efficiency of the skis beneath your feet. Civilized in the rowdiest of terrain, the White Noise is a Big Mountain ski which excels when skied with conviction and authority. An overhaul to its construction, including an upgrade to new Titanal Centribelt 2.0, sheds hundreds of grams from the White Noise’s weight. This White Noise is far less exclusive than its predecessor thanks to fine adjustments to its flex and camber, and a little extra tip height. We’ve tamed this ferocious, freeride animal a touch, but don’t be fooled, it’ll still eat-up gnarly terrain at high velocity and spit out the bones. SHAPE | Tapered Directional CAMBERLINE | Camrock

SHAPE | Tapered Directional CAMBERLINE | Pop Camber TECHNICAL KEY FEATURES

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ANTIPHASE TM

OMNI CORE

TITANAL CENTRIBELT 2.0 SINTERED 7 HD BASE

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ALL-TERRAIN TIPS

TRIAX GLASS

NUKEPROOF ROUNDTOP

MULTI RADIUS SIDECUT

TECHNICAL KEY FEATURES

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ANTIPHASE TM

OMNI CORE

TITANAL CENTRIBELT 2.0 SINTERED 7 BASE

JIBS POWDER

JUMPS JIBS POWDER CARVES ALL MOUNTAIN FLEX 9/10

ALL-TERRAIN TIPS

TRIAX GLASS

NUKEPROOF ROUNDTOP

MULTI RADIUS SIDECUT

TERRAIN MAP & FEEL JUMPS

TERRAIN MAP & FEEL

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TIME MACHINE 90 Laser guided precision

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THE

Centrifugal Collection Skis

WHITE NOISE Built for the brave LENGTH (CM) WIDTH (MM)

LENGTH (CM) WIDTH (MM)

176

121/90/110

184

121/90/110

Leaving the local race team for dust is just one reason to ski the Time Machine 90. Engineered to combine reactive handling with predictable grip, the Time Machine doesn’t lose-out on character. Amplid’s proprietary Antiphase damping technology and Titanal Centribelt 2.0 give the Time Machine 90 a calm and calculated behavior at brutal speeds. On wide-open corduroy highways it feels like a Giant Slalom ski, locking into turns like it’s on rails. Although its natural habitat is the frontside, 90mm of width underfoot and a generous tip shape allow it to plough through three-dimensional snow. We’ll admit, it’s no pow ski, but for charging resort runs and raising your heart rate the Time Machine 90 is remarkable.

180

139/110/126

188

139/110/126

As the air rushing past your ears creates a deathly roar, you’ll be surprised by the quiet efficiency of the skis beneath your feet. Civilized in the rowdiest of terrain, the White Noise is a Big Mountain ski which excels when skied with conviction and authority. An overhaul to its construction, including an upgrade to new Titanal Centribelt 2.0, sheds hundreds of grams from the White Noise’s weight. This White Noise is far less exclusive than its predecessor thanks to fine adjustments to its flex and camber, and a little extra tip height. We’ve tamed this ferocious, freeride animal a touch, but don’t be fooled, it’ll still eat-up gnarly terrain at high velocity and spit out the bones. SHAPE | Tapered Directional CAMBERLINE | Camrock

SHAPE | Tapered Directional CAMBERLINE | Pop Camber TECHNICAL KEY FEATURES

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ANTIPHASE TM

OMNI CORE

TITANAL CENTRIBELT 2.0 SINTERED 7 HD BASE

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ALL-TERRAIN TIPS

TRIAX GLASS

NUKEPROOF ROUNDTOP

MULTI RADIUS SIDECUT

TECHNICAL KEY FEATURES

k X d Z

ANTIPHASE TM

OMNI CORE

TITANAL CENTRIBELT 2.0 SINTERED 7 BASE

JIBS POWDER

JUMPS JIBS POWDER CARVES ALL MOUNTAIN FLEX 9/10

ALL-TERRAIN TIPS

TRIAX GLASS

NUKEPROOF ROUNDTOP

MULTI RADIUS SIDECUT

TERRAIN MAP & FEEL JUMPS

TERRAIN MAP & FEEL

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SANCTU ARY AND SOLITUDE A

fresh blanket of snow conceals the forest floor beneath. So much snow has fallen in the past week, it’s like the good old days. Creeping between the towering trees, step-by-step he ascends, mentally noting the pillows and transitions for his descent, like a map to hidden treasure. The ride down is the reward, but skinning up is time to clear his head. His strides are muffled by the falling snow and the tracks behind him are soon erased by the settling snowflakes, until every trace of him has vanished. The wind has scoured the other side of the mountain, but this sheltered sanctuary is bountiful. He nods to himself with a pinch of smugness… “It was worth setting the alarm clock this Sunday!”, he thinks. At the top he pauses, sips some water and focuses. DROPPING!

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EGO TRIP EVOLUTION

Fat ski floatation without the waistline

LENGTH (CM) WIDTH (MM)

165

130||95||120

175

130||95||120

185

130||95||120

The Ego Trip Evolution is a paradox: A lightweight touring ski which planes effortlessly in deep snow, but is enjoyable to ski in mixed snow conditions like spring corn and wind crust. The key to the Evo is its hourglass shape, which pairs a conservative underfoot width of 95mm with an unusually wide, smooth rising, shovel nose. This keeps the Ego Trip Evo fast edge-toedge and easy to pivot in confined spaces, but guarantees plenty of surface area for getting on top of the pow. In the skin track the Evo’s BBP core, a jigsaw puzzle of Balsa, Birch and Paulownia, dramatically cuts overall weight and additional HEXO2 windows make the tips so light that kick turns whip-around in an instant. SHAPE | Tapered Directional CAMBERLINE | Cruise Camber TECHNICAL KEY FEATURES

R E P K

JEKYLL & HYDE GEOMETRY

BBP CORE

HEXO2 TECHNOLOGY

SINTERED 7 HD BASE

JUMPS JIBS POWDER CARVES TOURING

FLEX 5/10

PHOTOGRAPHER | Rich Ewbank

ALL-TERRAIN TIPS

BIAX GLASS

NUKEPROOF ROUNDTOP

MACHINED SKIN HOOK

TERRAIN MAP & FEEL

ALL MOUNTAIN

RIDER | Julien Lange

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fresh blanket of snow conceals the forest floor beneath. So much snow has fallen in the past week, it’s like the good old days. Creeping between the towering trees, step-by-step he ascends, mentally noting the pillows and transitions for his descent, like a map to hidden treasure. The ride down is the reward, but skinning up is time to clear his head. His strides are muffled by the falling snow and the tracks behind him are soon erased by the settling snowflakes, until every trace of him has vanished. The wind has scoured the other side of the mountain, but this sheltered sanctuary is bountiful. He nods to himself with a pinch of smugness… “It was worth setting the alarm clock this Sunday!”, he thinks. At the top he pauses, sips some water and focuses. DROPPING!

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EGO TRIP EVOLUTION

Fat ski floatation without the waistline

LENGTH (CM) WIDTH (MM)

165

130||95||120

175

130||95||120

185

130||95||120

The Ego Trip Evolution is a paradox: A lightweight touring ski which planes effortlessly in deep snow, but is enjoyable to ski in mixed snow conditions like spring corn and wind crust. The key to the Evo is its hourglass shape, which pairs a conservative underfoot width of 95mm with an unusually wide, smooth rising, shovel nose. This keeps the Ego Trip Evo fast edge-toedge and easy to pivot in confined spaces, but guarantees plenty of surface area for getting on top of the pow. In the skin track the Evo’s BBP core, a jigsaw puzzle of Balsa, Birch and Paulownia, dramatically cuts overall weight and additional HEXO2 windows make the tips so light that kick turns whip-around in an instant. SHAPE | Tapered Directional CAMBERLINE | Cruise Camber TECHNICAL KEY FEATURES

R E P K

JEKYLL & HYDE GEOMETRY

BBP CORE

HEXO2 TECHNOLOGY

SINTERED 7 HD BASE

JUMPS JIBS POWDER CARVES TOURING

FLEX 5/10

PHOTOGRAPHER | Rich Ewbank

ALL-TERRAIN TIPS

BIAX GLASS

NUKEPROOF ROUNDTOP

MACHINED SKIN HOOK

TERRAIN MAP & FEEL

ALL MOUNTAIN

RIDER | Julien Lange

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FACELIFT 102

THE

Earn More Turns Skis

FACELIFT 108

Touring’s new pin-up

LENGTH (CM) WIDTH (MM)

177

130/102/122

185

130/102/122

The pow seeker

Not every escapade into the backcountry is blessed with bottomless blower. When the entrance to a couloir is perilously icy, or your favorite roll-over spent the previous afternoon cooking in the sun, the Facelift 102’s skinnier dimensions, longer effective edge and more prominent underfoot camber offer the extra security missing from a wider ski. Radically reducing the weight whilst retaining its ski-ability in mixed conditions took substantial lab time and testing. Amplid’s BBP Core and Full Carbon Jacket combination deliver a confident and powerful feel and slash weight. Clever design features like Tanga Technology, a partial topsheet which protects areas prone to chipping and abrasion during touring, help remove unnecessary material. The Facelift 102’s spirited flex pattern and its clever blend of freeride and freeski geometry, make descending playful, powerful and confidence-inspiring.

CAMBERLINE | Camrock

BBP CORE

AERO EPOXY

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FLOATATION TIPS

FULL CARBON JACKET

176

135/108/127

184

135/108/127

189

135/108/127

Offering freeskiers a quick and less exhausting way to access new terrain, the Facelift 108 isn’t another humdrum touring ski from another so-so ski brand. The unusual fusion of Amplid’s scientific Topless Construction with the Multiplayer’s surprising performant and always playful shaping has created a gold-standard for human-powered freeskiing. The devil is in the detail, Amplid’s BBP’s jigsaw-like arrangement of Birch, Balsa and Paulownia, carefully defines areas where strength is needed and where weight can be saved. We don’t press the Facelift totally naked, Tanga Tech, a partial, lazer-cut topsheet, applied to damage-prone areas at the tips of the skis, protects these carbon beauties from skinning abuse. I little wider than its sibling, the Facelift 108 adds extra float and a more surfy feel to lightweight touring. SHAPE | Tapered Directional

TECHNICAL KEY FEATURES

TECHNICAL KEY FEATURES JEKYLL & HYDE GEOMETRY

WIDTH (MM)

CAMBERLINE | Camrock

SHAPE | Tapered Directional

R E B

LENGTH (CM)

K W

SINTERED 7 HD BASE

NUKEPROOF ROUNDTOP

R E B

JEKYLL & HYDE GEOMETRY

BBP CORE

AERO EPOXY

FULL CARBON JACKET

TANGA TECH

TERRAIN MAP & FEEL JUMPS

JUMPS

POWDER

JIBS

CARVES

POWDER

TOURING

CARVES

ALL MOUNTAIN

TOURING

FLEX 6/10

FLEX 6/10

FLOATATION TIPS

TANGA TECH

TERRAIN MAP & FEEL

ALL MOUNTAIN

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JIBS

K W

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FACELIFT 102

THE

Earn More Turns Skis

FACELIFT 108

Touring’s new pin-up

LENGTH (CM) WIDTH (MM)

177

130/102/122

185

130/102/122

The pow seeker

Not every escapade into the backcountry is blessed with bottomless blower. When the entrance to a couloir is perilously icy, or your favorite roll-over spent the previous afternoon cooking in the sun, the Facelift 102’s skinnier dimensions, longer effective edge and more prominent underfoot camber offer the extra security missing from a wider ski. Radically reducing the weight whilst retaining its ski-ability in mixed conditions took substantial lab time and testing. Amplid’s BBP Core and Full Carbon Jacket combination deliver a confident and powerful feel and slash weight. Clever design features like Tanga Technology, a partial topsheet which protects areas prone to chipping and abrasion during touring, help remove unnecessary material. The Facelift 102’s spirited flex pattern and its clever blend of freeride and freeski geometry, make descending playful, powerful and confidence-inspiring.

CAMBERLINE | Camrock

BBP CORE

AERO EPOXY

L M c

FLOATATION TIPS

FULL CARBON JACKET

176

135/108/127

184

135/108/127

189

135/108/127

Offering freeskiers a quick and less exhausting way to access new terrain, the Facelift 108 isn’t another humdrum touring ski from another so-so ski brand. The unusual fusion of Amplid’s scientific Topless Construction with the Multiplayer’s surprising performant and always playful shaping has created a gold-standard for human-powered freeskiing. The devil is in the detail, Amplid’s BBP’s jigsaw-like arrangement of Birch, Balsa and Paulownia, carefully defines areas where strength is needed and where weight can be saved. We don’t press the Facelift totally naked, Tanga Tech, a partial, lazer-cut topsheet, applied to damage-prone areas at the tips of the skis, protects these carbon beauties from skinning abuse. I little wider than its sibling, the Facelift 108 adds extra float and a more surfy feel to lightweight touring. SHAPE | Tapered Directional

TECHNICAL KEY FEATURES

TECHNICAL KEY FEATURES JEKYLL & HYDE GEOMETRY

WIDTH (MM)

CAMBERLINE | Camrock

SHAPE | Tapered Directional

R E B

LENGTH (CM)

K W

SINTERED 7 HD BASE

NUKEPROOF ROUNDTOP

R E B

JEKYLL & HYDE GEOMETRY

BBP CORE

AERO EPOXY

FULL CARBON JACKET

TANGA TECH

TERRAIN MAP & FEEL JUMPS

JUMPS

POWDER

JIBS

CARVES

POWDER

TOURING

CARVES

ALL MOUNTAIN

TOURING

FLEX 6/10

FLEX 6/10

FLOATATION TIPS

TANGA TECH

TERRAIN MAP & FEEL

ALL MOUNTAIN

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JIBS

K W

SINTERED 7 HD BASE

NUKEPROOF ROUNDTOP


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AMPLID TEST PILOT

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his winter Amplid opened its R&D process to the public by inviting its most loyal fans to become part of its Test Pilot initiative. Since launching two months ago, almost 200 willing testers have signed-up to Test Pilot, and the numbers are growing daily. Every product that Amplid designs is tested to destruction during the prototyping phase by team riders, ambassadors and members of Amplid’s development team. Before the final specs are confirmed, feed-

back from these sources is used to fine-tune the flex pattern, geometry and construction. By adding Amplid’s most important stakeholders, its customers, to the feedback loop, Peter and the team hope to build even more relevant and exciting gear in the future. Intentionally limited to Amplid’s existing customers and not the broader market, Peter’s adamant that keeping the metaphorical net small and the catch precise is the best way to ensure the feedback is useful.

“We build skis and snowboards with real personality. Building ‘everybody’s darling’ isn’t interesting to me… I think going down that route is the fastest way for a ski or snowboard to lose the essence of what makes it special, its character. Because of that, the selection process is super important: I need to know that the feedback I’m receiving on a new shape, technology or material is from somebody that understands the gear beneath their feet. As an example, if I’m designing a new UNW8, who better to ask for feedback than a three-time UNW8 owner? And similarly, is it possible to make a Facelift lighter? Maybe, but are owners of the current ski going to like it? Isn’t it just good sense to ask their opinion?! That’s why we’re keeping it restricted, because it’s easier for my team to cherry-pick the right testers”. In January the first round of prototypes will ship to testers, accompanied by a carefully prepared feedback form. Each winter Peter plans to select between 10 and 20 Test Pilots to receive test gear, depending on the number of new additions to the collection. When asked why he’s letting the testers keep the test gear, Peter replies: “If our testers are doing the job right, they’ve earned that shred. The information

we’re receiving in return is priceless.” Being involved in product testing isn’t the only benefit of being registered to Test Pilot. Amplid’s marketing manager, Rich Ewbank, explains: “Our aim is to build a community of customers that we can rely on to keep Amplid’s products and marketing relevant. Creating subsidised camps, exclusive events and other opportunities for us to connect with our customers through the winter will keep Amplid heading in the right direction.”

OWNERS OF AMPLID HARDGOODS CAN SIGN-UP TO TEST PILOT BY VISITING AMPLID.COM


From the scientific underground

TM

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Antiphase

ANTI PHASE

ANTIPHASE TM

THE SOLUTION

AntiphaseTM is a brand-new technology, developed in-house by Amplid, which reduces vibrations, improving board stability. Unlike conventional damping, which relies on rubber elastomers to reduce vibrations, AntiphaseTM is a multidirectional composite layer bonded to a non-Newtonian material, which is placed between the board’s or ski’s tip and binding. It disrupts the natural frequency of a ski/snowboard, stopping vibrations which otherwise amplify and end-up as tip chatter.

A series of small plates, carefully manufactured at Amplid’s factory from pre-cured, unidirectional carbon fiber are carefully orientated and adhered to a Non-Newtonian polymer sandwich. The complete system is placed in milled channels on the base side of the core, in a location where they can most effectively disrupt chatter.

THE SCIENCE

THE PROBLEM Uncontrolled nose chatter is destabilizing and unnerving. For the past twenty years, manufacturers of piste specific gear have side-stepped the problem by minimising tip length, using excessive camber depths and with liberal use of energy absorbing rubbers. Stiff, boring to ride and totally useless in powder, we wanted to find an alternate fix for chatter without the usual side effects.

THE INSPIRATION Looking outside of the winter sports and sporting goods market there’s a wealth of cutting-edge industries developing innovative solutions to kill “bad vibes”. Inspired by research pioneered in the audio and aerospace industries, Amplid began developing a system which uses disruptive interference to damp vibrations. Project AntiphaseTM was born.

WITHOUT ANTIPHASE ANTIPHASE REDUCES TIP FLAP WITH ANTIPHASE

AntiphaseTM works by introducing isolated materials with a different oscillation phase to fiberglass, into the lay-up. AntiphaseTM vibrates with a different frequency and amplitude to fiberglass. Almost instantaneously the oscillations of the vibrating AntiphaseTM are out of sync with the main resonance body (the ski or snowboard) and start disrupting and damping chatter.

THE BENEFITS AntiphaseTM provides superior chatter damping without adding noticeable weight, and it doesn’t confer a soggy, dead feel like elastomer damping. Crucially, AntiphaseTM allows Amplid to utilize nose and tip shapes designed for riding powder on skis and boards that rip hard pack. AntiphaseTM makes centrifugal riding possible in all conditions and terrain.

ANTIPHASE TM FEATURES ONLY IN AMPLID’S CENTRIFUGAL SKI AND SNOWBOARD COLLECTIONS.


The A.R.C´s own ideologies

onfusion free camber line choices: Each camber line is unique in feel and performance. Finding the right camber line for you is about understanding where, when and how you want to ride. Use the force or our guide, young padawan. Geometry and camber line are the two most impactful characteristics on how a shred will ride so that‘s how we break it down for you. Surfing spines on directional Camrock or nailing switch hardways on twin Hybrid-V, what‘s your style?

CAMBER & ROCKER

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Camber & Rocker

C

POPCAMBER

POP CAMBER

POP CAMBER

Burly man-camber, designed for maximum edge hold and explosive pop. Pop Camber is best suited to high-end shreds where performance is paramount. It’s hard work to ride well, but being slingshot out of carves and launched CRUSIE CAMBER high above the coping is all the reward you’ll ever need.

DIRECTIONAL CRUISE CAMBER

CRUSIE CAMBER

A half-fat camber for all-mountain dominance. Cruise Camber’s toned-down dimensions deliver a precise and lively feel much like Pop Camber, but with much improved deep snow performance and a more “broken-in” feel out of the shrink-wrap. In Amplid’s directional snowboards and skis a touch of early rise is added to Cruise Camber to improve buoyancy even further.

CAMROCK

CAMBER POWER

EARLY RISE

DIRECTIONAL VERSION

CAMROCK CAMROCK

Amplid’s Camrock profile blends underfoot camber with rocker tips. A length of camber under the boot provides grip and reverse camber in the tips increases playfulness and deep snow performance. This ski-specific camber manifests itself in various forms in Amplid’s skis; skis intended for deep snow have a smaller camber area and increased rocker to improve floatation and fluidity.

ROCKERED

CAMBER POWER

ROCKERED

HYBRID-V

HYBRID-V Hybrid-V has a rocker section between the bindings and camber under the inserts. It’s a loose, easy to pivot and effortless to pop camber-line, that works best with freestyle snowboards. The addition of camber to this predominantly rockered profile significantly improves edge hold, stability and ollie-power.

ROCKERED

CAMBER POWER

FLAT

CAMBER POWER

ROCKERED


CORE SIENCE KEY TECH STORIES

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Core Sience

The A.R.C´s own ideologies

E

BBP CORE TECHNOLOGY

O

HEXO2 CORE TECHNOLOGY

B

HEXO2 LITE TECHNOLOGY

T

LITE CORE TECHNOLOGY

X

OMNI CORE

The lightest woodcore money can buy. Weightless Paulownia and Balsa are carefully arranged with stronger Birch to save valuable grams without sacrificing strength.

Spin to win with effortless style. Our HEXO2 core replaces specific areas of weightier wood at the tips with featherlight recycled paper honey-comb, practically eliminating swing weight.

Featured only in Amplid’s Thick Cut Core, HEXO2 LITE places honeycomb in the tips, but not between the bindings. The weight saving from removing excess material reduces swing weight and heightens responsiveness.

Uber light wood varieties are cut, treated and aligned in a way only our factory knows. Its strength to weight ratio has scientist baffled.

A dependable, low density Poplar wood core which is lightweight, durable and has great flex memory. The industry standard for great performance.


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Targeted Composites

KEY TECH STORIES

The A.R.C´s own ideologies

d

TITANAL CENTRIBELT 2.0

D

BASALT SUSPENSION STRIPS

G

POP BAND CARBON STRINGERS

Q

IMPACT PADS

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POWDER PONTOON

Titanal Centribelt 2.0 is a 0.4mm thick, 30mm wide belt of aerospace grade 7075 Aluminium alloy, placed above and below the core. Extra width beneath the mounting area increases torsional stiffness. This new generation of Titanal Centribelt offers the inimitable stability of metal reinforcement without unwieldy swing weight.

Running along the topsheet in a V-configuration from the contact points towards the boots, these narrow bands of Basalt fabric dampen unwanted vibrations, reducing rider fatigue and keeping your edge engaged with the snow for improved control. Get the Rolls Royce feeling!

A narrow band of carbon stringers that run through the centreline of a ski or snowboard from tip-to-tail. POP Band increases longitudinal stiffness and pop without altering torsional stiffness. Shreds with Pop Band feel livelier but remain forgiving.

On the Milligram we have added mulitdirectional glass pads in the binding area, to avoid dings caused by pointy corners of metal splitboard binding bases. These pads will enhance durability without adding undesired weight.

Spanning a snow hole with one split ski at full stride can snap it clean in two. Unidirectional Flax/Carbon stringers along the underside of the core increase bending stiffness, reducing “dishing” in deep snow and increasing breaking resistance. Flax fibres, which originate from a Hemp like plant, are lightweight with good damping properties.


GEOME TRY IDEO LOGIES KEY TECH STORIES

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Geometry Ideologies

The A.R.C´s own ideologies

R

JEKYLL & HYDE GEOMETRY

Max effective edge and square centimetres in a min board or ski length.Unsinkable but nimble powder boards, sawn-off jib decks with huge pop and edge-hold and the ultimate allmountain ski recipe.

C

ALL-TERRAIN TIPS

A smooth kick radius and fuller tip outline improves deep snow floatation without adding swing weight.

L

FLOATATION TIPS

Ultra wide, low rising tips that exist purely to create lift in powder without sucking-up speed. They add a surfy feel to skis and snowboards.

h

3D CRUST BUSTER NOSE

A convex nose profile which improves tracking and fluidity in three-dimensional snow. To retain responsiveness the contact points are not lifted.

C

MULTI-RADIUS SIDECUT

A

THICK CUT

Blending different radii allows us to fine-tune a ski’s behaviour at different stages of a turn. Exciting and predictable, these sidecuts love velocity!

Introduced this year with the Future Shapes series, Thick Cut Cores have a thicker profile in the tip and tail to reduce vibrations and increase stiffness where you need it. Reduced nose and tail deflection improves deep snow float, adds control and increases stability.


WEAVING WISDOM KEY TECH STORIES

M

FULL CARBON JACKET

Amplid’s Full Carbon Jacket is the most expensive fiber laminate in Amplid’s arsenal. Carbon’s tensile strength to weight ratio is unbeatable, it allows the use of thinner, almost weightless laminates to achieve the same flex profile. Its responsive and energized feel are unique.

e

TRIAXIAL GLASS

Amplid uses Triaxial glass in the majority of its skis for greater torsional rigidity, which in layman’s terms means more grip and response.

F

BIAXIAL GLASS

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Weaving Wisdom

Using Biaxial Glass in the construction of our shreds gives them a flawless blend of response and playfulness whilst keeping them ridiculously lightweight.

GLIDING

DURABILITY

SECRETS

FEATURES

K BASE

c TECHNOLOGY

SINTERED 7 HD

Amplid’s ultra-high density sintered base goes like shit-off-ashovel in all snow conditions. It is extremely hard and therefore more resistant to damage.

Z

SINTERED 7 BASE

A premium sintered plastic which readily absorbs wax and will out-run your riding buddies’ bases without breaking a sweat. You better get used to waiting.

a

EXTRUDED 4 BASE

If we didn’t tell you, you’d think this base was sintered. Amplid’s mind-boggling extruded base material offers next level glide properties and rarely needs waxing.

SHRED READY We‘re not going to sell you the best shred you‘ve ever ridden and leave the tuning to somebody else. We give every ride the best tune it will ever receive.

TANGA

A partial, hardwearing topsheet material deliberately used in areas where chipping might otherwise occur. This minimalist approach reduces weight for touring.

NUKEPROOF

W ROUNDTOP

Botox for your skis: To protect the topsheet from aging, our latest ski construction offers the best solution against chipping: Thanks to our 3D mould the PE foil gets welded over a small radius onto the sidewall.

SPLIT TUNE l

We lightly round the edges at the tip and tail, outside of the effective edge. Blunting these edges reduces chipping to the topsheet caused by touring.


Of all our shreds

ALL THE SPECS SKIS

TIME TRAVELLER 83

TIME MACHINE 83

TIME MACHINE 90

WHITE NOISE

IN (MM) OVERALL LENGTH

1750

1850

1750

1850

1760

1840

1800

1880

RUNNING LENGTH

1430

1530

1430

1530

1440

1520

1430

1510

TIP LENGTH

180

180

180

180

180

180

220

220

TAIL LENGTH

140

140

140

140

140

140

150

150

TIP HEIGHT

45

45

45

45

45

45

52

52

TAIL HEIGHT

24

24

24

24

24

24

22

22

TIP WIDTH

118

118

118

118

121

121

139

139

WAIST WIDTH

83

83

83

83

95

95

110

110

TAIL WIDTH

107

107

107

107

110

110

126

126

SIDECUT DEPTH

5,5

5,5

5,5

5,5

5,5

5,5

6,5

6,5

SIDECUT RADIUS

Multi 15

Multi 15,5

Multi 15

Multi 15,5

Multi 17,5

Multi 18

Multi 19,5

Multi 20,5

NOSE RADIUS

350

350

350

350

350

350

500

500

TAIL RADIUS

400

400

400

400

400

400

500

500

Pop Camber

Pop Camber

Pop Camber

Pop Camber

Pop Camber

Pop Camber

Camrock

Camrock

CAMBER

EGO TRIP EVOLUTION

FACELIFT 102

FACELIFT 108

IN (MM) OVERALL LENGTH

1650

1750

1850

1770

1850

1760

1840

1890

RUNNING LENGTH

1250

1350

1450

1370

1450

1322

1402

1652

TIP LENGTH

200

200

200

220

220

240

240

240

TAIL LENGTH

200

200

200

180

180

198

198

198

TIP HEIGHT

61

61

61

51

51

54

54

54

TAIL HEIGHT

23

23

23

33

33

35

35

35

TIP WIDTH

130

130

130

130

130

135

135

135

WAIST WIDTH

95

95

95

102

102

108

108

108

TAIL WIDTH

120

120

120

121

121

127

127

127

SIDECUT DEPTH

15,0

15,0

15,0

4,5

4,5

4,0

4,0

4,0

SIDECUT RADIUS

10,2

12,2

14,2

15,0

15,8

16,4

17,2

18,0

NOSE RADIUS

400

400

400

550

550

550

550

550

TAIL RADIUS

800

800

800

450

450

550

550

550

Camrock

Camrock

Camrock

Camrock

Camrock

CAMBER

Dir. Cr. Camber Dir. Cr. Camber Dir. Cr. Camber

ROCKWELL

SUPERPLAYER 102

MULTIPLAYER 108

MEGAPLAYER 119

IN (MM) OVERALL LENGTH

1750

1820

1770

1850

1760

1840

1890

1810

1870

RUNNING LENGTH

830

900

1370

1450

1322

1402

1652

1370

1430

TIP LENGTH

470

470

220

220

240

240

240

240

240

TAIL LENGTH

450

450

180

180

198

198

198

200

200

TIP HEIGHT

61

61

51

51

54

54

54

51

51

TAIL HEIGHT

51

51

33

33

35

35

35

39

39

TIP WIDTH

128

128

130

130

135

135

135

141

141

WAIST WIDTH

95

95

102

102

108

108

108

119

119

TAIL WIDTH

118

118

121

121

127

127

127

133

133

SIDECUT DEPTH

5,0

5,0

4,5

4,5

4,0

4,0

4,0

4,0

4,0

SIDECUT RADIUS

12,97

14,36

15,0

15,8

16,4

17,2

18,0

19,0

19,7

NOSE RADIUS

400

400

550

550

550

550

550

800

800

TAIL RADIUS

400

400

450

450

550

550

550

800

800

Camrock

Camrock

Camrock

Camrock

Camrock

Camrock

Camrock

Camrock

Camrock

CAMBER

W


SNOWBOARDS UNW8

PARADIGMA

CREAMER

IN (MM) OVERALL LENGTH

1570

1600

1630

1570

1580

1600

1630

1630

1580

1630

1650

NOSE LENGTH

220

220

220

220

220

220

220

220

250

250

250

1680 250

RUNNING LENGTH

1140

1170

1200

1140

1150

1170

1200

1200

1140

1190

1210

1240

TAIL LENGTH

210

210

210

210

210

210

210

210

190

190

190

190

WAIST WIDTH

252

253

262

252

261

253

255

262

251

253

265

259

NOSE WIDTH

295

296

307

295

304

296

297

307

295

297

310

304

TAIL WIDTH

295

296

307

295

304

296

297

307

291

293

306

300

SIDECUT DEPTH

21,5

21,5

22,5

21,5

21,5

21,5

21,0

22,5

20,5

21,0

21,5

21,5

SIDECUT RADIUS

7,83

8,06

8,42

7,83

8,06

8,06

8,42

8,42

8,25

8,60

8,90

8,90

STANCE POSITION

10 back

10 back

10 back

cent. + ps.

cent. + ps.

cent. + ps.

cent. + ps.

cent. + ps.

15 back

15 back

15 back

15 back

NOSE RADIUS

450

450

450

450

450

450

450

450

850/400

850/400

850/400

850/400

TAIL RADIUS

450

450

450

450

450

450

450

450

350

350

350

350

REF STANCE

55 (51 - 59)

57 (53-61)

57 (53-61)

55 (51 - 61)

56 (52 - 62)

56 (52 - 62)

56 (52 - 60)

56 (52 - 60)

56 (52 - 60)

58 (54 - 62)

58 (54 - 62)

58 (54 - 62)

CAMBER

Pop Camber

Pop Camber

Pop Camber

Dir. Cr. Camber Dir. Cr. Camber Dir. Cr. Camber Dir. Cr. Camber Dir. Cr. Camber Dir. Cr. Camber Dir. Cr. Camber Dir. Cr. Camber Dir. Cr. Camber

MILLIGRAM

CREAMER SPLIT

MILLISURF

IN (MM) OVERALL LENGTH

1530

1580

1630

1650

1680

1580

1630

1650

1680

1570

NOSE LENGTH

220

250

250

250

250

250

250

250

250

295

1610 295

RUNNING LENGTH

1100

1140

1190

1210

1240

1140

1190

1210

1240

1120

1160

TAIL LENGTH

210

190

190

190

190

190

190

190

190

155

155

WAIST WIDTH

244

251

253

265

259

251

253

265

259

259

261

NOSE WIDTH

282

295

297

310

304

295

297

310

304

309

312

TAIL WIDTH

281

291

293

306

300

291

293

306

300

290

292

SIDECUT DEPTH

19,0

22,0

21,0

21,5

21,5

20,5

21,0

21,5

21,5

25,0

25,5

SIDECUT RADIUS

7,25

8,25

8,60

8,90

8,90

8,25

8,60

8,90

8,90

8,90

9,10

STANCE POSITION

10 back

15 back

15 back

15 back

15 back

15 back

15 back

15 back

15 back

5 back

5 back

NOSE RADIUS

450

850/400

850/400

850/400

850/400

850/400

850/400

850/400

850/400

850/400

850/400

TAIL RADIUS

450

350

350

350

350

350

350

350

350

450

450

REF STANCE

54 (50 - 58)

56 (52 - 60)

58 (54 - 62)

58 (54 - 62)

58 (54 - 62)

56 (52 - 60)

58 (54 - 62)

58 (54 - 62)

58 (54 - 62)

57 (53-61)

59 (55 - 63)

Dir. Cr. Camber

Dir. Cr. Camber

Dir. Cr. Camber

Dir. Cr. Camber

Dir. Cr. Camber

Dir. Cr. Camber

Dir. Cr. Camber

Dir. Cr. Camber

Dir. Cr. Camber

Dir. Cr. Camber

Dir. Cr. Camber

DADA

ALOHA VIBES

CAMBER

SURFARI

PENTAQUARK

STEREO

IN (MM) OVERALL LENGTH

1540

1540

1570

1610

1560

1600

1510

1550

1550

1580

NOSE LENGTH

289

309

295

295

220

220

220

225

225

225

1580 225

RUNNING LENGTH

1009

1090

1120

1160

1190

1230

1070

1100

1100

1130

1130

TAIL LENGTH

242

141

155

155

150

150

220

225

225

225

225

WAIST WIDTH

275

280

259

261

257

262

249

253

260

255

262

NOSE WIDTH

312

323

309

312

303

308

291

295,5

302,5

298

305

TAIL WIDTH

305

302

290

292

295

300

291

295,5

302,5

298

305

SIDECUT DEPTH

18,5

21,5

25,0

25,5

21,0

21,0

21,0

21,3

21,3

21,5

21,5

SIDECUT RADIUS

7,00

8,90

8,90

9,10

8,70

9,00

7,95

8,10

8,10

8,25

8,25 centered

STANCE POSITION

15 back

25 back

5 back

5 back

10 back

10 back

centered

centered

centered

centered

NOSE RADIUS

850/400

850/400

850/400

850/400

550

550

460

460

460

460

460

TAIL RADIUS

850/400

850

450

450

450

450

460

460

460

460

460

REF STANCE CAMBER

57 (53-61)

56 (52 - 60)

57 (53-61)

59 (55 - 63)

57 (53-61)

58 (54 - 62)

58 (54 - 62)

58 (54 - 62)

58 (54 - 62)

59 (55 - 63)

59 (55 - 63)

Dir. Cr. Camber

Dir. Cr. Camber

Dir. Cr. Camber

Dir. Cr. Camber

Pop Camber

Pop Camber

Cruise Camber

Cruise Camber

Cruise Camber

Cruise Camber

Cruise Camber

LOVELIFE

LOVELIFE SPLIT

BIG THANKS

GOGO

IN (MM) OVERALL LENGTH

1480

1530

1480

1530

1420

1470

1510

NOSE LENGTH

220

220

220

220

215

215

220

RUNNING LENGTH

1050

1100

1050

1100

1034

1077

1070

TAIL LENGTH

210

210

210

210

215

215

220

WAIST WIDTH

242

244

242

244

238

240

247

NOSE WIDTH

286

282

286

282

277

280

287

TAIL WIDTH

285

281

285

281

277

280

287

SIDECUT DEPTH

22,0

19,0

22,0

19,0

19,5

20,0

20,0

SIDECUT RADIUS

7,05

7,25

7,05

7,25

7,60

7,75

7,95

STANCE POSITION

10 back

10 back

10 back

10 back

centered

centered

centered

NOSE RADIUS

450

450

450

450

460

460

460

TAIL RADIUS

450

450

450

450

460

460

460

REF STANCE

53 (49 - 57)

54 (50 - 58)

53 (49 - 57)

54 (50 - 58)

53 (49 - 57)

54 (50 - 58)

54 (50 - 58)

Dir. Cruise Cam.

Dir. Cruise Cam.

Dir. Cruise Cam.

Dir. Cruise Cam.

Hybrid-V

Hybrid-V

Hybrid-V

CAMBER

TO ALL HELPING HANDS

Such as: The entire A.R.C. , Sabine, Annette, Gregor, Rich, Conrad, Michi, Johannes, Basti, Andi, Flo, Philip, Michi and all the guys at Capita’s Mothership. Mojca, Tomaz and everybody at the Elan factory. Everybody who is involved with getting Amplid products to the next level. Photography: Mane Pale, Peter Ortmann, Rich Ewbank.


BAGS THE BOARD CARGO | A board garage for 6 // FITS LENGHT <166

THE SKI CARGO | A ski garage for 4 // FITS LENGHT <199

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Bags

THE AMBUSH BOARD SACK | A bag for the storm trooper // FITS LENGHT <166

THE AMBUSH SKI SACK | Extendible ninja sword sleeve // FITS LENGHT <157-191

THE NOMAD WHEELIE

THE TWENTYFOURSEVEN

Your mobile home

For park, campus or skate park missions


THE

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