A new release for the 2012/13 winter, the Amplid LoBro fits into the Burton Process and Nitro Team Gullwing pigeon hole. The LoBro has a twin shape, blunted to keep weight out of the tips for easier spinning and Amplid Hybrid V profile to aid float in deep snow and soften up the waist for easy presses and effortless ollies. To keep the complex die cut base in good condition the LoBro features Amplid’s very own Abuse Base Technology, a metal gauze under the base, designed to eradicated hotspots generated by friction from sliding rails and boxes.
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A SB-RV favourite last year, the Dopamine returns with a fresh scalp-less chicken graphic. Soft and buttery, but still capable of a blast around the mountain the Amplid Dopamine is a safe bet for riders wanting to give rocker a try without blowing the budget and ending-up on a soggy noodle.
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A true flagship all-mountain snowboard, the UNW8 is stiff, responsive, lively, stable, powerful and expensive. Inexperienced riders should run a mile, but physically strong and experienced snowboarders with a hankering for railing carves on hardpack and weightless airs out of the pipe, might just have found their dream ride.
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Creating a snowboard with honeycomb inserts is an art form; the secret to doing it right is using fibreglass laminates pre-impregnated with resin so that when the board is laid-up before pressing, resin doesn’t creep into the holes. The HiDef is Amplid’s ultra lightweight park and pipe weapon for those riders who want hit huge jumps, spin 12s and stick McTwists 10ft out of the Pipe. If you’re a very strong rider taking your tricks to the pro line and Superpipe, the HiDef should be on your list to Santa.
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The Amplid Paradigma’s classic Burton Custom-like directional shape and versatile Hybrid V rocker/camber profile mean it’s a board for riding all conditions and terrain. The middle of the road flex broadens the range of abilities that can ride it to include inexperienced intermediates and the narrow-ish waist, snappy camber sections under the feet and carvy rocker-line between the bindings will keep even the most experienced riders satisfied.
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Peter Bauer co-founder of Amplid and the man behind its snowboard RnD program was instrumental in developing some of the most progressive board shapes in the 90s and early 00s. Crazy shapes don’t always hit the mark when it comes to delivering performance and versatility in all conditions. The Creamer’s conservative taper, moderately set-back stance and sensible Powder rocker profile mean that whether it’s a day cruising powder with a snorkel or edging down a bare couloir, you probably on the right board for the job in hand. The Creamer is also available with Amplid’s “non-bullshit” eco technology.
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The Amplid Declaration is designed for those riders that learn their tricks on park jumps and then stomp them perfectly in steep and deep landings hidden in the backcountry. The Declaration’s geometry has an extended tip radius and Mid-riser rocker especially for generating float when ridden regular and switch. The Abuse Base Technology is a nice to have for keeping your board in good condition during spontaneous rail sessions.
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Whether a beginner or a self-confessed rail and box addict, the soft flex and durable construction of the Slogan keep it progressive and from looking like you found it in the trash!
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A directional shape, mellow traditional camber line and solid Amplid construction are what you get with the Libertine. For most female riders who are not concentrating on the park and who want a versatile board with the responsive feel of camber, the Libertine hits the right buttons.
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Based on the Dopamine’s shape but narrowed and softened for the female rider, the Amplid Liquorice fits the bill for two types of riders. Female park and rail riders will love the dampness that WDT construction provides, the buttery Jib Rocker profile and blunted tips. Less experienced beginners and intermediates will dig the forgiving flex and less catch ride of the jib rocker profile and will love the fact that this lady only needs a hot wax a couple of times during the season.
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Last February was my first chance to ride a Paradigma. I’d heard that it was a pretty firm and lightweight snowboard for charging groomers and hitting big transitions. Getting on the Paradigma I experienced all those characteristics, but it also felt really manageable and even though I was riding a 159, it felt lightweight and agile. It popped nicely into switch, buttered and felt effortless in the air. As far as all-mountain snowboards go the Paradigma really covers the spectrum of what you’re likely to encounter on the mountain. Amplid call the Paradigma their Swiss Army Knife… it’s a pretty good analogy.
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The UNW8 is the Paradigma’s genetically superior twin. Whereas the Paradigma is the snowboard that nearly everybody will get along with because of its good nature and fun character the UNW8 is aggressive, lean and snappy. For snowboarders who like to slice and dice early morning corduroy and push their airs higher and higher out of the pipe, the UNW8 is an absolute missile; but make sure you’re on your game, this snowboard is a serious piece of hardware and doesn’t suffer fools or novices gladly.
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It seems there aren’t many boards built like the Amplid HiDef these days. The HiDef is designed for being ridden fast and catching lots of air; it’s a medium to pro-line sized kicker and super pipe snowboard with a super snappy camber profile and practically weightless construction. This is the kind of board that advanced freestylers are going to love for taking their 7s to 9s but that less advanced riders will find catchy and unforgiving.
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The Dopamine is Amplid’s number one selling board which doesn’t surprise the Snowboard-Review.com team one little bit. It’s fun and buttery whilst maintaining a good degree of resistance in the nose and tail for stability in carves and when charging out of bounds. The flex pattern is verging on perfect for a jib board with a poppy nose and tail and more flex coming from between the bindings for big ollies and presses that make you feel like you’re on a cambered board like the Rome Artifact without the catchiness. On top of that the Dopamine looks the bomb and the super slippery and tough as old boots Extruded 4.4K Duraspeed base will keep it that way.
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The freeride snowboard market is swamped with surf inspired shapes which really limit the board’s capabilities to riding super deep powder. Of course these boards have their place, if only for the unique sensation you get from riding them, but they’re not the kind of board you can pack in your board bag and ride every terrain and condition you’re ever likely to encounter. That is exactly what the Creamer is designed for. The slightly rockered nose and tail and elliptical nose kick provide all the float you’ll ever need. The moderate sidecut and standard waist width mean that grip and response are plentiful. The flat profile section between the inserts and the use of a very slight taper keep the Creamer stable on harder snow and at high speeds. It may be a bit conservative to build a freeride board like the Creamer, but conservative and considered geometry is the only way to create a truly versatile freeride snowboard.
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Amplid cater well for those riders with a US10-12 boot size. The Declaration is Amplid’s all-terrain freestyle deck with a generous 25.9cm waist on the 157 which is great if you’re of average build and tired of having to ride long boards because of your feet. Technology is rife in the Declaration with super light tapered Fly Tips, a Sintruded 6.6K base and full width Absuse Base Technology. The Declaration’s rockered tips keep the Declaration playful in the park and effortlessly floaty in deep pow, and the flat section that runs from the outside of the inserts, between the bindings adds stability for bigger features and hardpack charging.
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Low down dirty urban jibbing meets Amplid’s space age technology in the Verdict. The subtle camber will keep the traditionalists happy and the very mellow sidecut means that stability is a given. Durability is really the Verdicts forte, Amplid’s unique Abuse Base Technology means that the no matter how much you boardslide this beauty you won’t get heat deformation on the base… you know, those things that look like scratches but aren’t. The Verdict is really built for riders who want to size down a little for park and urban riding. The flex isn’t all soft and noodly and the blunted shape keeps the effective edge a bit longer for plenty of grip; on top of that the Verdict has a mid-wide waist perfect for US10-12 boots.
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If you’re stuck between riding camber or rocker in the park this winter then why don’t you ride the halfway house? The Aggronym’s zero camber Flatliner profile keeps it forgiving whilst bringing back the edge hold and pop you’d sacrifice if you went for a rockered board. Plus there’s nothing like the feel of a zero camber board on boxes and rails. Like The Verdict the Aggronym is a good choice for park riders who want to size down a few centimetres this season.
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You might only get out on the hill a couple of weeks or long weekends a year. When you do get to ride, you want a board that is forgiving and inspires confidence for the first couple of days until you get in your flow, but offers plenty of performance in the middle of your trip while you’re firing on all cylinders. The Libertine is that board. The damp but lively WDT Polywood in combination with Impact Biax glass gives the Libertine a fun flex whilst it is still very capable of charging. The TPU Spin Tips keep the Libertine light in the right places and the directional shape and camber profile mean edge hold and versatility are two more characteristics you can count on the Libertine for.
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Amplid’s women’s range is small, consisting of just the Mescalina and Libertine, but covers all of the bases. The Mescaline is Amplid’s freestyle focused shred stick for women. The short lengths and jib rocker profile make the Mescalina agile, playful and buttery while the 8mm of extra nose give the almost twin shape a touch more versatility for deep pow days. Want something a bit more fun and playful this season but don’t want to be stuck riding the park because the board suck on the rest of the mountain? The Mescalina has got your back.
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Probably one of the most exciting releases of the year. Amplid build quality combined with a rail and park shredders dream spec; jib rocker for buttery smooth take-offs and forgiving landings and one of the most stylish licks of paint and diecut bases coming out of a snowboard factory in 2011. The Dopamine is a certified banger almost certain to have rippers worldwide emptying their Piggy Banks and heading down to their nearest Amplid dealer for a fix.
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Amplid make fantastic freestyle boards, their innovation with materials and manufacturing processes are second to none, but the heart of Amplid’s snowboarding department is in building snowboards that rip on mountains. Years of refining the Paradigma result in a shape that works in all conditions with a narrow waist for lightening quick response, heavy camber for more punch than a Donkey kick out of carves and a directional shape for float in deeper snow. For 2011 Amplid have upgraded last year’s Extruded base for a 6.6k Sintruded base.
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Amplid are not messing around with the HiDef, this is one seriously precise Pipe weapon. Last year we thought the HiDef might be in contention for the lightest snowboard on the market, having ridden the Burton Method this year we can confirm it’s a little weightier than the Method, but if you’re rooted in reality and don’t fancy having to remortgage your house to shave off an extra couple of grams then the HiDef should be on your shopping list. This is a seriously responsive and poppy snowboard that should only be ridden by aggressive and advanced snowboarders. A world class freestyle snowboard for the upper crust of civilian snowboarding and pros alike. To top off a tasty package the HiDef has a seriously cool hologram style topsheet.
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Amplid have upped the specification on the Declaration for 2011. The board which perhaps has been a little neglected for the last couple of years returns with Midrise rocker, a sintruded 6600 base, Amplid’s uber snappy P10 core and full length edge-to-edge Abuse Base Technology. Now that’s one serious transformation, from park focused caterpillar to beautiful all mountain freestyle butterfly. The Declaration has enough width to enable those with slightly bigger boots to enjoy the ride
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There are times when camber is irreplaceable, hitting rails and jibs isn’t one of those times. The folks at Amplid took last year’s offering to jib technicians worldwide and removed the camber for a more forgiving ride on rails, groomers and tarmac-ed run outs. All the pop of last year’s Aggronym with a loser oozier feel.
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Last year’s big mountain hero was the Equity. Peter Bauer wouldn’t drop camber from his big mountain ride for no reason. Taking the place of the Equity, the Amplid Creamer and its midrise rocker promises increased float, effortless flow and uncompromised precision, all the ingredients you’ll need for a tasty day of snowboarding.
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Tired of you jib snowboard falling apart after every epic rail and urban session? Amplid have invested a huge amount of time on the hill and in the streets working on a board that can handle a serious beating and the accountants have worked just as hard to squeeze it into an affordable price point. Minimal camber should loosen up the ride whilst ensuring your not cheating on those presses, and Abuse Base Technology is designed to take the heat out of super long ledge and rock slides so you don’t get that nasty smell of melting PTex up your nostrils, just a free base grind. Worth checking out if you’re a devoted jib monkey.
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Last year our tester Jo was raving about the Mescalina, this year Jo couldn’t get out to Austria to try the 2011 Mescalina.. her loss. Much the same as last year, this year’s Mescaline uses the same directional twin shape with a little extra nose for all condition versatility and retains the 4.4k extruded Duraspeed base and Impact Biax glass fibre laminates, the only difference that we can find with the 2011 edition of the Mescalina is the introduction of zero camber. Just the 2010 Mescalina with a little bit more float and a loose worn-in feel; like you’ve been riding it all your life with the pop from a board that’s just had the shrink-wrap torn off.
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A women specific twin flex, Amplid’s WDT Polywood green core and a shape that will work in any snow conditions and all terrain, the all new Amplid Libertine is the board intermediate all-mountain female snowboards have been begging for. This is one Libertine that won’t have you sucking on a Crack Pipe.
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The Amplid UNW8 has a spec as long as ‘War and Peace’: A mathematically correct CAD modelled sidecut, a HEXO2 wood core with honeycomb inserts at the tip and tail, a Nano sintered 7.2k Lightspeed base and HEX MAT prepreg glass epoxy composite laminates with Carbon V-shaped reinforcement for uber pop and instant reponse. All that spec and zero gimmicks. The UNW8 is a serious snowboard for those at the top of their game, beginners and wannabes need not apply.
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Women’s park and all mountain wonder. Whether thrashing the park, sticking rail-slides or simply shredding the mountain, this is the tool of choice for the female ripper. Jibbing is a dish best served hot - with bonks, butters, and stomps adding spice and fire to the Mescalina’s alkaloid ride.
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Lock up our engineers and finnish shredder Matti Kinnunen into a lab for one year. Let them discuss about the tricks of 2020 as well as technology of 2050. Let them fight about every gramm of swing weight, about the paradox relation of necessity and luxury. Space age technology and a rocket speed base in an advanced package to take the advanced rider above and beyond.
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Designed for Austria’s World Cup rider Stefan Falkeis, the Falconoid is the key to spinning 7s to almost 12s… and stickin’em. With the Falcanoid, Amplid have created a powerful and versatile freestyle snowboard for agressive and experienced all-mountain riders. Tons of pop and faultless edge hold in all snow conditions.
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Big mountains call for big snowboards, and more. The Equity is a no-compromise AK gun, a firm longitudinal flex and long sidecut radius makes it stable at speed, the stiff torsional flex and long effective edge offer uncompromising grip. A very specialist ride for critical big mountain lines.
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PARK, RAIL AND TERRAIN VEHICLE. Introducing Abuse Base Technology, the Declaration is equipped to put and end to base abrasion. It is undoubtedly the true-twin for every terrain and all conditions.
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Skateboard feel in the terrain park! The VERDICT is Amplid’s thrash-master for rails, hips, kickers, and everything else that gets in your way. A slopestyle dream machine!
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With a slightly softer flex than last year’s Aggronym and an adjusted lower camber, butter missions are even easier. Handrails eat your heart-out. A high spec snowboard for confident jibbers and park rulers.
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The Fenom is a revolutionary snowboard concept. Amplid have created a reverse camber snowboard for backcountry jibbing and powder based freestyle domination. A true twin at home in the park and the pow! The Fenom recieved rave reviews from riders of all abilities during the UK boardtest.
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One board to rule them all. From powder to park, rails and pipe, the Paradigma is probably the most versatile board on the planet. Well and truely established in the Burton Custom genre of boards, if you’re into riding everything on the mountain without going home to change you’re snowboard, you won’t go far wrong with the Amplid Paradigma.
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Amplid’s flagship freeride / all-mountain snowboard. The UNW8’s incredible edge control, and the ability to exit super-fast out of turns, make it every expert’s dream.
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