The Roof Box is Newschoolers' pick of the best ski gear. This week Newschoolers' gear editors selected the top powder skis from the 15/16 winter offering. They had a lot of positive 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)||1720||1800||1880|
|tip length (mm)||240||240||240|
|running length (mm)||1280||1360||1440|
|tail length (mm)||200||200||200|
|tip width (mm)||141||141||141|
|waist width (mm)||120||120||120|
|tail width (mm)||133||133||133|
|sidecut depth (mm)||8.5||8.5||8.5|
|sidecut radius (m)||18.3||19||19.7|
|tip height (mm)||51||51||51|
|tail height (mm)||39||39||39|
|recommended set-back (mm)||10 to 40||10 to 40||10 to 40|
|tip radius (mm)||800||800||800|
|tail radius (mm)||800||800||800|
|approx weight (kg)||3.95||4.35||4.5|
|active surface area (cm2)||4330||4540||4760|
This superlight wood core is the industry standard for lighteweight, durable and versatile performance. We’ve tweaked this core so many times over the years there’s nothing left to improve.
Running along the topsheet in a V-configuration from the contact points towards the bindings, these narrow bands of Basalt fabric dampen unwanted vibrations, reducing rider fatigue and keeping you edge engaged with the snow for improved control. Get the Rolls Royce feeling!
Amplid uses Triaxial glass in the majority of its skis for greater torsional rigidity, which in layman’s terms means more grip and response.
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 thin strip of lightweight Titanium-Aluminium allow sanwiched between the edge and sidewall increases the impact force needed to blow-out an edge by 215%.
Amplid’s ultra-high density sintered base goes like shit-off-a-shovel in all snow conditions. It is extremely hard and therefore more resistant to damage.
We lightly round the edges at the tip and tail, outside of the effective edge. Blunting these edges reduces chipping to the topsheet during skinning.
An advanced composite damping technology, developed in house at Amplid, which reduces unwanted vibrations for a smoother more controlled ride.
A convex nose profile which improves tracking and fluidity in three-dimensional snow. To retain responsiveness, the contact points are not lifted.
Using threaded bolts instead of rivets allows broken tip clips to be easily replaced, on the hill, without the need for a workshop full of tools.
Spanning a snow hole with one split ski at full stride can snap it clean in two. Extra unidirectional carbon stringers along the underside of the core increases bending stiffness, reducing “dishing” in deep snow and increasing breaking resistance.
Blending different radii in the sidecut allows Amplid’s engineers to fine-tune a ski’s behaviour at different stages of a turn. Exciting and predictable, these sidecuts love velocity!
Uber light wood varieties are cut, treated and aligned in a way only our factory knows. Its strength to weight ratio has scientists baffled.