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Last month Amplid team riders Luka Melloni and Pako Benguerel flew out to Oregon, USA, with filmer Borja Azurmendi and a crew of Round 2 homies to take part in the 10th edition of the West Coast Sessions. Here's their video edit.
Rookie Season concludes with Kevin travelling to the Spanish and Andorran Pyrenees to compete at the world famous Total Fight slopestyle contest and ride the Sunset and Vallnord in perfect spring conditions with Amplid riders Luka, Noah and Pako.

Rookie Season Trailer

Rookie Season is a four part series following rookie Cartel rider Kevin Salonius on his adventures around Europe, experiencing new terrain and snow conditions and learning from his teammates. Here's the series trailer.
Luka and Noah have had seasons to remember. With video parts in the bag with STEPT and 4bi9 for the 14/15 winter season and a handful of edits that have blown the freeski community's minds, we think big things are on the cards for these two rising stars. Find-out about their breakthrough season and their plans for the future in this Newschoolers interview.
Yep the B&E Invitation is without doubt the hottest ticket in freeskiing this year. Forget the Olympics, the B&E Invitational in Les Arcs, France will see some of the most creative riding ever seen... oh and team rider Pako Benguerel got a ticket!
Pepe Gay and Borja Azurmendi are two of Europe's most promising ski movie talents. This month the two lens heros dropped their edit submissions for Level 1's Super Unknown Filmer contest. Both movies feature the riding of some familiar faces.
On Monday around a hundred guests joined the Amplid team at Cafe Aroma, located in the heart of Munich, to celebrate Amplid's 10th birthday. Here are some shots from the party.

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 [...]

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 [...]
Last week Cartel riders Luka Melloni and Pako Benguerel were in Sierra Nevada at the southern most tip of Spain for the Spanish Championships. Luka spent the morning warming up for the event by hitting cliffs in the sidecountry and his hard work paid off with a 1st place in Slopestyle and in the Halfpipe. [...]

Amplid Uno, Dos, Tres

News in from the Cartel is that Amplid took control of the podium at this year’s FTP Monster of Formigal contest in Formigal resort, Spain. Noah took numero uno with Pako in 2nd and Luka in 3rd. Once again the Syntax proved itself to be the go-to park ski for slopestyle contest dominance. Congratulations gentlemen [...]
“After my crash at WCS, my life has changed. But, I still feel young and I still love to freeski even though I am 34 years old. I hope you enjoy my edit!” -Pako Pako partnered with Freeski movie mogul Evan Heath to release an edit with riding from the past and present. The edit [...]

The Three Amigos

Luka, Pako and Noah, Amplid’s Iberian dream team have been filming recently for another of their many sponsors, Buff. Filmed in moody black and white around the Spanish Pyrenees, this little edit is packed full of the style we expect from three of Europe’s finest.
If you’re a regular reader of the Amplid bog you’ll know that Spain’s favorite son and Amplid’s joint favorite Spaniard, Pako Benguerel has been at the Early Camp in Val Thorens, France. Whilst he was there the heavens decided to open and dump a meter plus of precious white gold on the resort town. Pako [...]

Urban Pow Riding

When it’s a downday in Val Thorens, France it really is a downday. VT’s location high above the treeline means when the light is flat, the snowfall is heavy or the wind is howling, you’d better find something else to do. Cartel rider Pako Benguerel (who has been in Val Thorens for the last week [...]
International playboy and Cartel team aficianado Teddy Berr dropped into Barcelona for a short visit and sent us these pics. Teddy’s memories of the trip can be viewed from his Instagram photos, we’re willing to bet he can’t remember a lot more. Whilst in town he hooked up with fellow Cartel rider and Barcelona local [...]

MontageVision – Right On

A.R.C. rider Pako Benguerel with friends Nick Miles, Kevin Malone und Alex Martini taking a few runs atMt. Hood OR. The newest installment of MontageVision.

Pako’s back

Buff-boy Pako Benguerel from Spain, on his triple mission as a 1) awesome ARC rider, 2) billboard bitch on the Freeskier’s newsletter and 3) ambassador for Buff. These guys have made lots of noise with their bandanas, so check their stuff out.
Every Friday we ask a member of the Amplid Cartel team to tell us about five of their favorites. From five must have tricks you need in your repertoire to the five albums that are rocking their headphones every time they destroy the park. Weekly we’re bringing you closer to the Amplid Cartel. On the [...]


Check out ARC rider and spanish torero Pako Benguerel and his Buff team mates in their latest team release SUB-BUFFERS. Olè !
Featuring ARC riders Luka Melloni, Mcrae Williams & Pako Benguerell.
That’s right, we started WCS off with the public day this year. Until now the event has ended on a Saturday, making that day the logical choice to invite the public. This year we moved to an early-week schedule, Sunday thru Wednesday, and opted to kick things off with the public jam for once. The [...]
We proudly present: The full video coverage of the PATA NEGRA PHIL PARK FINALS featuring Amplid riders Luka Melloni from Spain (8th place) and Mcrae Williams on top of the podium. Click here:
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