Blister's Justin Bobb rode the revised UNW8 for a large proportion of last winter and was able to compare it with the previous season's model. Here are a couple of extracts from his comprehensive review article.
"The 15/16 Amplid UNW8 has been my go-to board for the last two seasons. I loved its light weight, snappiness and pop. The 16/17 UNW8 has all of the high-tech features of the 15/16 model, but with a few changes that have pushed this board even higher up my scale of favorite boards."
"If you are an experienced rider capable of using regular camber to its full effect, the Amplid UNW8 is a quiver killer. The board’s incredibly fast base and deep sidecut support great stability at high speeds, but it’s light and maneuverable enough to be fun all over the mountain."
Read the full review at www.blistergearreview.com