Hidden beyond the reach of ski lifts there is endless terrain that remains undiscovered, and trust us, it’s loaded with fun lines and natural transitions. Previously these areas were only accessible to a strange breed of skier known as skinners. The Facelift changes the game for freeskiers, now uphill efficiency meets downhill creativity. This fun and playful mid-fat ski, based on the geometry of the popular Multiplayer, delivers a surfy ride in powder and gob smacking uphill efficiency.
Reducing weight isn’t easy, but by borrowing technologies from its award winning Milligram splitboard, Amplid was able to strip 800 grams from a pair of Multiplayers. Carbon replaces Fiberglass, because of its impressive strength-to-weight ratio. And because Amplid’s engineers relish any opportunity to show off, a special BBP core recipe substitutes comparatively heavy Poplar with lightweight Balsa and Paulownia in areas of low impact. Tanga Technology, a partial, almost weightless, topsheet used in key chipping areas adds durability without weight.
Take your unadulterated vision of skiing to new places with the Facelift.
Last March German freeride skiing magazine Powder-Magazin took the Facelift for a spin on the Kaunertal Glacier. They tested the ski in a full range of conditions and had some great things to say...
Amplid’s Camrock profile blends underfoot camber with rocker tips. A length of camber under the boot provides grip and reverse camber in the tips increases playfulness and deep snow performance. This ski-specific camber manifests itself in various forms in Amplid’s skis; skis intended for deep snow have a smaller camber area and increased rocker to improve floatation and fluidity.
|overall length (mm)||1760||1840|
|tip length (mm)||240||240|
|running length (mm)||1322||1402|
|tail length (mm)||198||198|
|tip width (mm)||135||135|
|waist width (mm)||108||108|
|tail width (mm)||127||127|
|sidecut depth (mm)||11.6||11.6|
|sidecut radius (m)||16.4||17.2|
|tip height (mm)||54||54|
|tail height (mm)||35||35|
|recommended set-back (mm)||10 to 50||10 to 50|
|tip radius (mm)||550||550|
|tail radius (mm)||550||550|
|approx weight (kg)||2.95||3.15|
|active surface area (cm2)||4120||4310|
The lightest wood core money can buy. Weightless Paulownia and Balsa are carefully arranged with stronger Birch to save valuable grams without sacrificing strength.
Amplid’s Full Carbon Jacket is the most expensive fiber laminate in Amplid’s arsenal. Carbon’s tensile strength to weight ratio is unbeatable, it allows the use of thinner, almost weightless laminates to achieve the same flex profile. Its responsive and energized feel is unique.
Max effective edge and square centimeters for floatation in the minimum board or ski length. Unsinkable, but nimble pow shreds, sawn-off jib decks with huge pop and insane edge-hold or the ultimate all-mountain ski shape recipe.
Ultra wide, low rising tips that exist purely to create lift in powder without sucking-up speed. They add a surfy feel to skis and snowboards.
A partial, hardwearing topsheet material deliberately used in areas where chipping might otherwise occur. This minimalist approach reduces weight for touring.
A premium sintered plastic which readily absorbs wax and will out-run your riding buddies’ bases without breaking a sweat. You better get used to waiting.