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Winning in Chile

If you follow the Amplid blog you’ll already know that Spanish Cartel riders Luka Melloni and Pako Benguerel have been in Chile for the last month travelling around the Andes and enjoying an endless winter. You might also have seen 4bi9′s video entry to the Eye of the Condor competition that both riders were a [...]
Well it may not be a cover in conventional terms but getting the Newschoolers landing page for a day is a pretty big deal. The shot is of a 7 blunt, shot in Chilean powder (not the Columbian stuff) by 4bi9 photographer Jeremy Lato during the filming of 4bi9′s video for the Eye of thee [...]

Luka & Pako Hit Chile

Spanish Cartel homies Luka Melloni and Pako Benguerel have been chasing the endless winter this year with trips to European glaciers, the Westcoast Sessions and for the last month Chile. In Chile Luka & Pako hooked-up with the 4bi9 crew including filmer director Mike McLeod and riders Lj Strenio and Karl Fostvedt to take part [...]

Luka Summertime Chillin’

Luka Melloni has more style than Don Cheadle’s wardrobe. Luka’s skiing is all about the smoothest butters and presses on the hill and when he wants to get airborne his hand drag rotations are so effortless and precise that you’ll wonder if you even saw him initiate the spin in the first place. This little [...]

Dachstein Day Out

The Freeski-Crew has a reputation for bringing Bavarian/Austrian culture into their shred edits. With the release of the trailer for their new flick STAMMTISCH this week which was jam packed with Laderhosen most will have thought they’d met their cultural quota for the summer. But you’d be wrong, because what better music to accompany the [...]
Bavaria’s Freeski-Crew just realeased the trailer for their Fall 2013 release STAMMTISCH (which if you’re interested in German means a table at a bar where the regulars drink). Shot and directed by Marinus Höflinger and featuring the riding of Amplid Ambush riders Felix Althammer, Jürgen Nigg and Chris Graf amoungst others, the impressive trailer really [...]

Are you a Soulrider?

Do you ski or snowboard just for the pure enjoyment or is it the competiton and knowing that you’re the best that drives you to nail that new trick? Austrian Ambush captain Harry J gets all deep on meaningful this week on Downdays as guest writer and talks through the Soulrider Vs Competition Jock conundrum: [...]

Awone Films Release Teaser

Over the past couple of years Swiss movie crew Awone films has released some banger edits; last year’s release “Awone Again” really showcased the crew’s riding and productions skills. The crew, which includes Swiss Ambush team rider Alex Neurohr, just dopped the teaser for their 13/14 release “Je Vais Au Rêve”, it looks like they [...]

Windells Session 1 Ski Camp

It’s summer time and for the fortunate few that means camp up at Mt. Hood. One of those lucky beggars is Amplid’s Steve Stepp who always manages to get some great shots, when he’s not pushing toxic energy drinks on impressionable children. Enjoy the Session 1 round-up edit.

LOS The Lost Trailer

Innsbruck based production company Legs of Steel is renowned for taking freestyle skiing to the gnarliest faces on the planet, by the looks of it their latest movie “The Lost” won’t dissapoint. Fully clothed and firing on all cylinders, Teddy Berr joined the LOS crew for a couple of film trips this winter, you can [...]

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 [...]
There must be something in the water in Norway because the amount of freeski talent up there is mind blowing. Norwegian Ambush rider Fredrick Bergan is one of those talents and the edit he just dropped with SKINANIGANS! proves it. Nice vibes in this edit courtesy of Kendrick Lamar.

Bendik in TGP Vol.4

It seems that with every TGP release Andreas Hatveit, Oystein Braten and Amplid Ambush rider Bendik Oye are opening the world’s eyes to a handful of new rail tricks that have never been done before. This volume is no different with tricks so technical they’ll make your head spin. All Posts

Anton Tevajärvi Season Edit

Finnish Ambush team rider Anton Tevajärvi has been riding and filming with fellow Ambush rider Niklas Turku and his homies 22 Productions over the last season and he managed to capture some footage to showcase his shred skills. Anton’s smooth, laid-back swag style is the perfect fit for this black and white edit and its [...]
While Europeans contemplate whether to build an Arc just incase it decides to rain for another fortnight, our trans-Atlantic neighbours are enjoying some pretty rad end of season conditions. And what more could you want on a hot sunny day than a BBQ and a couple of ice cold brewskis? How about 20+ of the [...]
This week the West Coast Session Team edits went live. Catch the videos on the WCS vimeo page and keep an eye-out for the white bases and green tips of the Cartel all riding next winter’s Syntax skis. Here’s a quick reminder of which Cartel riders were on which team. Steve Stepp and Luka Melloni [...]
At the start of May Amplid’s Iberian Cartel; consisting of Pako, Luka and Noah, packed their things and headed out to the West Coast Sessions at Timberline resort, Oregon. All Noah had to show for this trip of a lifetime was an I <3 Oregon T-shirt and this lousy shot by Ethan Stone of him [...]

They See Me Trollin Ep.3

Terminal Amateur status is a terrible affliction for any wannabe ski pro. In the latest episode of They See Me Trollin’, Steve Stepp heads to Colorado to find-out what the life of a pro is all about, loses his long time outerwear sponsor and puts himself forward for pioneering surgery in a final, desperate bid [...]

LSM’s Earthshine Teaser

For the last four years Russian film crew Life Steeze Media’s releases have progressed from raw shred movies with spirit to full scale cinematic productions showcasing the best skiers and snowboarders Russia has to offer. Amplid Cartel rider Dima Makrushin’s video parts with LSM are always jaw-dropping. From the teaser, it looks like Earthshine will [...]

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 [...]

West Coast Sessions Happened

The West Coast Sessions an annual spring gathering of the world’s best freeskiers happened last week at Timberline, Oregon. The Cartel has always represented Amplid in force at WCS and this year was no different. Noah, Luka, Steve and McRae made the trip out west to catch some rays, ride the best spring park in [...]

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 [...]

Restless in Whistler

The latest news from German Ambush rider Christian Graf is that ‘Restless’, a short film he was involved with for the World Ski & Snowboard Festival, took the Best Film Award and People’s Choice Award netting director Leo Zuckerman a cool $16,000. Shot in and around Whistler in 7 days, this short film masterpiece was [...]

Steve Challenged to SKATE

When Steve picked up the Saga Team phone how could he know that a couple of days later he’d bump into that same caller and be challenged to a game of SKATE. Still at AM status and with nothing to lose Steve accepted Breck local Boo Strachan’s challenge, little did he know Boo would turn [...]
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