For the White Noise you need muscles to lift it off the rack - the ski is heavy, very solid and very wide for an all-rounder. This looks bad, but after some big turns, forgotten! And there’s an optical treats, the Swallowtails.
Skiing Behaviour On-Piste
As expected, the White Noise does not fall into the slalom-carver category: On the slopes, only middle to long radii are really carving, and these are preferably with some pace. Here it scores with smoothness and edge grip.
If you want a smooth ski for all terrain - here it is. However, it demands a skier to have good skills and plenty of power: The White Noise is quite stiff, it blasts through everything, but needs to be skied with physicality and concentration, because it’s not forgiving.
In untracked snow the smoothness is also a big plus for the Amplid. Lift and controllability are good, but manoeuvrability is not its strength. With plenty of speed on steep terrain and in big turns across wide-open slopes the White Noise is at home.
Not everybody will enjoy the White Noise; beginners and skiers who like playful easy-skiing planks should take their fingers off it. Straight Line fans with strength and good technique get a balanced and well-matched all-rounder.
Treeruns, playful skiing and short turns? No.
And for off-piste charging? Everytime! But don’t forget to bring the necessary thighs!
Hit: stability, speed
Miss: agility, treeruns
Click here to view the original review, in German, at Freeskiers.net