The Facelift isn’t just a lightweight touring ski which will push backcountry tours beyond their current threshold. It’s a tool for creative backcountry skiers to take their own vision of skiing to terrain that they could only imagine before.
Built with Amplid’s revolutionary Topless Construction and a featherweight BBP core, the Facelift cuts almost half a kilogram of weight from each ski Vs conventional ski construction. For a ski with 108mm of width underfoot and enough surface area to surf in deep snow, the Facelift literally flies up the skin track. To protect areas of the ski which are vulnerable to chipping during ascents, the Facelift utilizes Tanga Technology, a partial, almost weightless, hard-wearing topsheet.
In deep snow and playful terrain, the astounding Facelift truly comes alive.
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||1900|
|tip length (mm)||240||240||240|
|running length (mm)||1322||1402||1408|
|tail length (mm)||198||198||198|
|tip width (mm)||135||135||135|
|waist width (mm)||108||108||108|
|tail width (mm)||127||127||127|
|sidecut depth (mm)||11.6||11.6||11.6|
|sidecut radius (m)||16.4||17.2||18|
|tip height (mm)||54||54||54|
|tail height (mm)||35||35||35|
|recommended set-back (mm)||10 to 50||10 to 50||10 to 60|
|tip radius (mm)||550||550||550|
|tail radius (mm)||550||550||550|
|approx weight (kg)||2.95||3.15||3.3|
|active surface area (cm2)||4120||4310||4430|
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.