Over the last 35 years it's fair to say that Amplid's Peter Bauer has mastered the art of carving. A couple of weeks ago Peter and film maker/athlete Stefan Filzmoser were granted early access to the north face of Fiss in Austria's Tirol region to do as they pleased with thousands of acres of virgin corduroy.
Never one to miss a good race, particularly one so close to home, Amplid's Peter Bauer made his way to Kitzsteinhorn last weekend to compete at the Volcom Banked Slalom. As expected the banks and the vibes were all-time!
Amplid's Peter Bauer chats with Blister Review's Jonathan Ellsworth to talk about snowboarding, how he discovered the sport, its culture and what contributed to the sport's meteoric boom in late 80ies and 90ies. A real insight into the history of the sport and why being "anti" skiing was essential to its growth.
Blue skies and fresh powder greeted the 250 competitors hoping to nail a fast time at the 4th edition of the Volcom Banked Slalom at Kitzsteinhorn glacier resort. Amplid's Peter Bauer made the short journey to Kitzsteinhorn with a selection of boards from Amplid's Centrifugal Collection hoping for a fast run and fun times.
After two weeks of beautiful spring days, winter has returned to Bavaria, bringing heavy snowfalls and bone chilling temperatures. Making the most of the perfect snowboarding conditions and longer days, a crew from Amplid HQ headed to local resort Spitzingsee with the splitboards to poach some perfect pow.
A pioneer of Big Wave snowboarding since the early days, Amplid's founder, Peter Bauer, recently scooped the hugely important "XXXL Big Wave Surfer of the Year Award" and the cover of Big Wave Mag for a 120ft high wave he poached in Nazare, Portugal, last year.
Between the 17th and 19th of February join the Amplid Research Cartel at the Hochkeil ski area in Salzburgerland for the Livingroom Banked Slalom presented by Amplid. So tune-up your board and get yourself registered to race down the Hochkeil's twisting and turning course.
Hosted by Terje Haakonsen and Nicolas Mueller, the Laax Sudden Rush Banked Slalom is one of the highlight events of the European winter. Amplid's Peter Bauer went along to catch-up with friends, party and ride some banks and ended-up on the podium!
From Friday the 29th of January until Sunday the 31st Amplid will host its first Blank Plank Weekender at the Backyard in the Zillertal Austria. The weekend event will give ten people the opportunity to design, shape and shred their dream powder ski, board or splitboard.
Think you know what marketing a ski and snowboard brand is all about? Haven't got a clue? Well in this episode of Inside Edge by the Ski Club of Great Britain, Peter and the team at Amplid give some insight into how a brand of Amplid's size markets itself.
Inside Edge, the six part series documenting the yearly cycle of Amplid, continues with an episode all about manufacturing. Ever wondered why Amplid is comitted to producing its skis and snowboards in the European Alps? Watch this episode for all the answers!
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