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Bavarian Barn Secrets

Ever wondered what that big barn-like structure on the back of Bavarian/Austrian farmhouses is? It would be easy to make the classic mistake of believing that useless things like feed for livestock and farm machinery are stored in this mystery depot during the cold, snow covered winter months. Ambush homie Heise sent Amplid HQ a [...]

ATS X Amplid Video Rookie

Amplid Spain recently teamed-up with online mag All The Ski! to find a rider to join Luka, Noah and Pako in representing Amplid on the Iberian Peninsular. The field of entries has been whittled down to a solid 25 which in the next few days will be cut to five finalists. The winner of a [...]

Riding & Raving

UK Ambush team rider Mikee Cee and a crew of riders from the For Boarders By Boarders collective recently packed their bags and headed out to the Horizon Festival in Bansko, Bulgaria for a week of burning the candle at both ends. Long days of shredding were followed by even longer nights on the dancefloor [...]

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 [...]
Apparently Thursdays are supposed to be the best days for blog and social media posts, so we’ve kept this insanely good edit back to drop it on the day it deserves. Filmer Blake Kimmel was sent down to hang-out with Cartel rider Justin Norman for 4 days by Justin’s clothing sponsor Jiberish. In this edit [...]
Last Thursday Trickon, in collaboration with ATS, hosted the first edition of the Action Awards. The event was held at Sala Apolo, the home of many of the Iberian peninsular’s  riders. There were awards for a total of 13 sports, each sport having a Rider of the Year and Rookie of the Year category, as well [...]

Ego Trippin’

The Ego Trip is Amplid’s new super lightweight, fat, touring / big mountain ski. In the Ego Trip Big Mountain performance and dimensions meet Amplid’s weight saving Hexo2 honeycomb construction. Guide Patrick Raspo has been pushing the Ego Trip to its limits at Heliski Valgrisenche in Italy which is also an Amplid test centre. Unfortunately [...]
TIGNES, France — McRae Williams won gold in the Men’s Ski Slopestyle finals on the Jeep Slopestyle course on Thursday at X Games Tignes, claiming his first X Games medal after failing to qualify for finals in January at X Games Aspen 2013. “I woke up with butterflies this morning,” Williams said after the competition. [...]

Instagram #amplid

Hendrix and an Amplid Greenlight Snowboard… one is green and one smoked green – @tylerortonphoto Every month Amplid will be choosing its four favorite #amplid tagged Instagram images on the blog. From men in bear suits humping a Dopamine to the more visually appealing work of professional photographers like Tyler Orton, whatever catches our imagination [...]
News from our friends at SWITCHSTANCE: “This time we reveal the work of two magicians, a dubbed-out Reggae mix, free music and more from our team of Switchstance Recordings artists. Enjoy the show!” Well, we’ll enjoy it with our headphones on the snow …

The Story of Snowboarding

Ever wondered how snowboarding came to be? Burn energy drink commissioned this rad 90 minute movie to document the story of snowboarding from its beginnings. Shut Outlook, turn your cell to silent, turn your work monitor so your boss doesn’t notice the neon and watch a collection of some of the pivotal moments in Snowboarding’s [...]

Twin Peaks Drop In

On a recent business trip to the US (if you count the Mt Baker Banked Slalom as business), Amplid co-owner Peter Bauer called by Twin Peaks in Salt Lake City, Utah to get some feedback on the product and go shredding with shop owners Tim and BJ. The following day the Amplid and Twin Peaks [...]
This wax is fresh off the press. Felix Althammer, Amplid Ambush representative and Freeski-Crew affiliate, slammed together this hot mix of last season’s shredding just for you. From Heisi’s jib farm to Bavarian backcountry this edit is as eclectic as it gets.

Rodo @ FWT Courmayeur

Yesterday team rider John Rodosky spent the day scoping lines for his run in the second stop of the Freeride World Tour in Courmayeur, Italy. Situated on the south face of Mt Blanc, the European Alp’s highest mountain, Courmayeur promises incredibly steep faces, tons of exposure and lots of rocks and cliffs. Tune into the [...]
So submissions are in for the first Academy challenge set by Cartel rider McRae Williams and the Amplid Ambush Academy riders have done themselves proud. The task of setting the next challenge has fallen to Amplid’s Big Mountain destroyer Teddy Berr. Teddy wants the Academy riders to film a short POV edit of any line [...]
In a recent article on Unofficial Networks, Teddy’s 50m naked front flip at the Nine Knights competition took third spot on “The 7 Funniest Ski & Snowboard Video Clips Ever”. Two years on and Teddy is still bathing in the glory of this moment of madness. To find-out which videos made-up the rest of the [...]

Live From Avant Premiere

This weekend the Amplid 13/14 snowboard demo tent rolled into La Clusaz, France for France’s number one retailer demo weekend, Avant Premiere. Amplid head honcho Peter Bauer hooked up with the French A.R.C. to present an incredible collection to France’s snowboard industry glitterati. Next stop for Amplid’s retailer test tour is the Shop’s 1st Try [...]

Avalanche Calamity

If you are ever in an avalanche here are three people you don’t want to be responsible for digging you out. According to an article posted on industry site the group of four was sharing two avalanche beacons and two packs between them. Fortunately the skier caught in the avalanche was wearing a beacon [...]


Enjoy the FREESKI CREW’s latest movie DYNAMITE, featuring our ambush riders Fex Althammer and Juergen Nigg, and obviousl ythe rest of the rocking freeski crew !

Zizzla going Art

When Andal Zissler is not shredding Heise’s park or the rails of Innsbooklyn, he’s getting arty. Pictures talk more than words, check it out …

A Chat with Buoloco

If you don’t know buOLOco already, it’s a blog created by Kevin Jones and Ed Segovia packed full of interviews with people who are currently or have been involved with the Snowboard & Skateboard industry. Ed Segovia must the most well connected man in the Snowboard Industry as he’s interviewed everyone from old school legends [...]

Camp of the Champignons

Amplid ambush rider Andi Nitsche a.k.a. “intern of of the month” and his grass root activity: The Camp of the Champignons – nope, this is not a misspelling … :-)
It’s expensive but necessary to replace your shredding hardware regularly if you work on the mountain and your equipment is the tool of your trade. That’s why if you’re an Instructor, Guide, Park Shaper, Lifty or Ski Patroller, Amplid is throwing you a bone in the form of a 30-40% discount, depending on the region [...]
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