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The Haka Chronicles

Markus Haka is one of the Amplid Ambush Academy riders who really impressed the Cartel over the last season. When Markus sent us his season edit with him dominating the Finnish streets on his Amplid LoBro, we just had to post it. From gnarly POV transfers to closeout down rails this edit is quality.
Jonny P’s name might get you thinking of an early 70′s DJ with a handlebar mustache and Vinyl collection littered with Cat Stevens, but in fact Jonny is one the UK’s hottest up-and-coming rail riding talents. To further his skills, Jonny spent four weeks this summer instructing at the Folgefonna glacier in Norway. With a [...]
For most Europeans summer’s a time for sipping Mojitos on the beach and enjoying the long evenings. Not for UK Ambush rider Jonny Pickup who made the pilgrimage to Norway’s summer snowboard paradise Folgefonna for a quick fix of the white stuff. While he was there Jonny hooked-up with the Mushroom crew and bagged some [...]

Dash in ‘The Way Out’

After damaging his knee at the 6 star Davos Evolution contest in January, Dash was out for most of the 12/13 season. With plenty of physio and hard work he managed to squeeze a couple of days of filming in at end of the season at Boreal with his skier homies the Good Enough Crew [...]

JNorm on Newschoolers

Newschoolers, the home of everything freeski… and today JNorm too. Yep an image of Justin styling a fence gap to backlip taken during the filming of Stept Productions’ 13/14 release Mutiny is currently plastered across the Newchoolers’ landing page. Obviously style is style whether you’re riding on two planks or one and JNorm is the [...]

Pickup a Pocketknife

When UK Ambush rider Jonny Pickup destroyed his Declaration on the final day of the Mayrhofen season, it was touch and go whether he’d have a board for Springbreak, the UK snowboard scene’s end of season shindig. To Jonny’s suprise Amplid’s head honcho Peter Bauer showed-up at the Kaunertal Glacier with a 13/14 150 Pocketknife [...]

Benny’s Double

Everybody’s throwing double inverts these days but not everyone is getting double page interviews! Amplid Ambassador Benny Deeg recently scored a two page interview in Germany’s Playboard Magazine accompanied by this beautiful cliff drop shot by Rasmus Kaessmann. If your German lingo skills aren’t up to scratch you’ll have make do with the great photo [...]

Splitboarding Mt. Blanc

Amplid Ambush rider Nico Antony has spent the spring camped-out in Chamonix, enjoying some of the best early summer conditions in recent history. On Saturday Nico finished his Spring freeriding mission by splitboarding his way to the top of Mt Blanc, Europe’s highest peak with an elevation of 4,810m (15,404ft) on his Morning Glory Split [...]

Chamonix Couloirs in May

The general opinion at the end of April was that the 12/13 winter season in Europe was one to remember; not only because of the amount of snow, but also because of how long it stuck around. Little did we know that a week from June, French Ambush riders Nicolas Antony and Morgan Sauerwald would [...]

Sweeney Todds Season Ender

With Mt Bachelor open well into May it’s a long season for any local, but for Tyler Orton, Amplid’s Justin Norman and the rest of the Sweeney Todds crew it’s also been a productive winter too with a ton of success from the Sweeney Todds edits. With so much footage in the bag Tyler just [...]

Winding Down in Finland

Finnish Amplid Ambush Academy rider Lauri Lehtonen forwarded this chilled edit of him and his homies making the most of a single rail on a solitary, withering patch of snow. Ending the snowboard season and starting a summer of BBQs all in one day… what could be better? You’ll also catch a glimpse of the [...]
Mid April and the pow was still falling thick and fast at Mt Bachelor. JNorm and handful of Bachy locals hooked-up with filmer Pete Alport to make the most of the late season flurries. John Rodosky has already proved that the Creamer is capable of dismantling heavy freeride lines on the Freeride World Tour and [...]

Spring Lines in Chamonix

For freeriders looking to ride backcountry lines in the Northern Hemisphere in May there are only two options; either head further north into the Arctic circle or climb higher. Mountains don’t get much higher than Chamonix and in particular the Aguille du Midi and its surrounding peaks. French Ambush team rider Nico Antony took the [...]
Last week Amplid riders Justin Norman and Dash Kamp hit Mt.Bachelor for the Superpark week in sunny spring weather. There’s no-doubt that Superpark’s oversize set-up is consistently one of the gnarliest on the planet… this year was no different. Justin bagged a couple of epic shots on the monster step-up with the Snowboarder Mag crew [...]
Yep that’s right Cartel riders Justin Norman and Dash Kamp will be attending this year’s Superpark XVII event at Mt. Bachelor, OR. Now in it’s 17th year, the event run annualy by Snowboarder Magazine and directed by its handplant-crazy editor Pat Bridges plays host to a number of shaper teams from all over the US [...]

AAA Challenge #5 Winners

  Five months ago, Amplid opened its doors to the first intake of young talented riders to the Amplid Ambush Academy. The aim of the Academy was to find riders that were not only skilled skiers and snowboarders but also media savvy; able to produce edits and promote themselves through social media. Amplid’s partner in [...]

Chase Your Shadow

French Amplid Ambassador Yannick Prebel emailed HQ this rad screen capture from a day spent chasing his shadow around the mountain. Boosting bottomless powder ollies on the 13/14 Morning Glory snowboard with only your shadow for company… is there anything better? There’s certainly no better shred companion if you want to enjoy fresh lines all [...]

Sweeney Todds Park Edit

Amplid friend and lens man extraordinaire Tyler Orton has done a rad job with his Sweeney Todds episodes this winter. The Sweeney Todds edits document the shred missions of Mt Bachelor’s most infamous snowboard gang. Amplid’s very own J-Norm rolls with the Sweeney Todds and nails some Dopamine fuelled jibbery in this edit.

Windells 2012 Recap

Blue skys, sun, slushy parks and Cobra Dogs, what’s not to love about Summer Camp? Windells put together a little montage of the best clips from last summer. Of course, a best of Windells edit without J-Norm is like Cobra Dog without the Cobra. Skip to 5:10 for Justin’s clips.

Academy Rider In Court

We like to sensationalize our posts a little to give the ARC blog that British tabloid feel. In actual fact Finnish Academy rider Markus Haka is in the final of YoBeat’s People’s Court and needs your votes to win sponsorship from optics manufacturer Arnette. If the crime Markus is guilty of is being one of [...]

Monthly Amplid Instagrammys

You take the time to tag #amplid in your Instagram shots so we’ll take the tine to look through them and choose our favourites every month. This month we ere digging the stylish kicker shots of @yoonkyungkim on what looks like a HiDef and @jonasvieider who’s attacking a serious money booter. There’s @tychinskiy with a [...]

Year 3000 meets 1988

The Longboard Classic held annually in Stuben, Austria is a chance for long time snowboarders of all ages to get dressed in neon one pieces, dig out the hard boots and dust off a vintage sidecut-free snowboard. Amplid friend Philipp Krogoll hit the slopes with a Burton Safari from Amplid owner Peter Bauer’s vintage collection [...]

J-Norm Visits Neffland

Hidden deep in the maze of Park City’s many trails is a place with giant candy canes, oversize muffins and all sorts of craziness. No Willy Wonka hasn’t set-up shop in Utah and you won’t spot Augustus Gloop floating down a chocolate river, this is Neffland, a terrain park with a difference. Cartel rider Justin [...]

Amplid Infiltrates Alta

Alta Resort, Utah, is one of three remaining bastions where skiers can go about their business without the dregs of society (also known as snowboarders) showing up and ruining the peace and serenity… Luddites. Many attempts have been made in the past to “poach” these backwards thinking resorts but still the management remains defiant. Amplid [...]
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