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    Over the last 35 years it's fair to say that Amplid's Peter Bauer has mastered the art of carving. A couple of weeks ago Peter and film maker/athlete Stefan Filzmoser were granted early access to the north face of Fiss in Austria's Tirol region to do as they pleased with thousands of acres of virgin corduroy.
    Never one to miss a good race, particularly one so close to home, Amplid's Peter Bauer made his way to Kitzsteinhorn last weekend to compete at the Volcom Banked Slalom. As expected the banks and the vibes were all-time!
    Amplid's Peter Bauer and handful of buddies made the drive last weekend to Laax in Switzerland to join the SuddenRush Banked Slalom. Organised by snowboarding legends Nicolas Mueller and Terje Haakonsen the Sudden Rush Banked has quickly become an unmissable event in the European Snowboard calendar.
    Amplid's Peter Bauer chats with Blister Review's Jonathan Ellsworth to talk about snowboarding, how he discovered the sport, its culture and what contributed to the sport's meteoric boom in late 80ies and 90ies. A real insight into the history of the sport and why being "anti" skiing was essential to its growth.
    Blue skies and fresh powder greeted the 250 competitors hoping to nail a fast time at the 4th edition of the Volcom Banked Slalom at Kitzsteinhorn glacier resort. Amplid's Peter Bauer made the short journey to Kitzsteinhorn with a selection of boards from Amplid's Centrifugal Collection hoping for a fast run and fun times.
    After two weeks of beautiful spring days, winter has returned to Bavaria, bringing heavy snowfalls and bone chilling temperatures. Making the most of the perfect snowboarding conditions and longer days, a crew from Amplid HQ headed to local resort Spitzingsee with the splitboards to poach some perfect pow.
    A pioneer of Big Wave snowboarding since the early days, Amplid's founder, Peter Bauer, recently scooped the hugely important "XXXL Big Wave Surfer of the Year Award" and the cover of Big Wave Mag for a 120ft high wave he poached in Nazare, Portugal, last year.
    Between the 17th and 19th of February join the Amplid Research Cartel at the Hochkeil ski area in Salzburgerland for the Livingroom Banked Slalom presented by Amplid. So tune-up your board and get yourself registered to race down the Hochkeil's twisting and turning course.
    Hosted by Terje Haakonsen and Nicolas Mueller, the Laax Sudden Rush Banked Slalom is one of the highlight events of the European winter. Amplid's Peter Bauer went along to catch-up with friends, party and ride some banks and ended-up on the podium!

    Blank Plank Weekender

    From Friday the 29th of January until Sunday the 31st Amplid will host its first Blank Plank Weekender at the Backyard in the Zillertal Austria. The weekend event will give ten people the opportunity to design, shape and shred their dream powder ski, board or splitboard.
    Think you know what marketing a ski and snowboard brand is all about? Haven't got a clue? Well in this episode of Inside Edge by the Ski Club of Great Britain, Peter and the team at Amplid give some insight into how a brand of Amplid's size markets itself.
    Inside Edge, the six part series documenting the yearly cycle of Amplid, continues with an episode all about manufacturing. Ever wondered why Amplid is comitted to producing its skis and snowboards in the European Alps? Watch this episode for all the answers!
    In the 2nd episode of Inside Edge, a six part documentary about Amplid, Peter and the team talk about the R&D process when developing new products. If you've ever wondered about how the ski industry opperates here's your chance to get the inside scoop.
    Ever wondered what snowboard equipment was like 25 years ago? Peter Bauer climbs in the ARC's time machine and heads back to 1990, when the boards were stiff, the boots were hard and the clothing was much like an acid trip... but more colourful.
    By the time the hectic winter season has ended and there's more time to invest into important R&D projects it's usually May. This year May in the northern Alps has been cold and wet which means conditions on Austria's Glaciers have been all-time!
    BoardSportSource recently sat down with Amplid's cofounder and owner, Peter Bauer, to talk about the last 30 years of snowboarding, Peter's involvement in the sport and of course Amplid. This interview is a cracker!
    Leaving big snowfalls in Germany and travelling 9 hours in a minibus to the French resort of Clusaz, to show retailers next winter's gear, might sound like your worse nightmare or it could be your dream. For the team at Amplid it's work as usual.
    Buying a ready made splitboard is an expensive job, but once you add carbon into the equation the prices bump up considerably. So is carbon worth the extra cost? And what really are the benefits over a traditional fibreglass construction? Splitboard.com has the answers.
    Today Amplid releases a very limited edition ski and snowboard to mark TEN years of Amplid and THIRTY years since the company's owner Peter Bauer first strapped onto a snowboard, a decision that changed his life. The ARC blog caught up with Peter to find out more about the very special 10/30 series and uncover a bit more about his past 30 years designing boards and skis.
    The season may be quickly drawing to a close but at Amplid research and development never stops. This weekend Amplid's owner and master shred shaper Peter Bauer was in Serfaus Fiss Ladis dialing-in the shape and construction of a secret snowboard project.

    The Longboard Classic

    Last weekend the Amplid Demo Tour hit Stuben for one of its last outings of the season. The weather forecast for the weekend at St Anton's little neighbour wasn't looking good, but the Longboard Classic was in town so we knew the turn-out would be good.

    Shredding with Mombi

    Today one legend met another legend. Amplid's head honcho Peter Bauer is in Spain to judge the Val D'Aran Freeride contest. The day before the contest Peter met with Spanish legend Mombi to shred some laps and, by the looks of it, drink some Vino Tinto.
    Today Peter Bauer, Amplid's co-founder and owner, launched Pally'Hi, a merino wool apparel brand. Designed with casual fits and urban styling and using the finest quality merino wool available, Pally'Hi apparel is ideal for skiers and snowboarders.
    There are lightweight snowboards like the HiDef and UNW8. There are very lightweight snowboards like the Burton Method. And then there is the Amplid LAB Carbon Pocketknife which makes a mockery of any other snowboard claiming to be the lightest.
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