Offering freeskiers a quick and less exhausting way to access new terrain, the Facelift 108 isn’t another humdrum touring ski from another so-so ski brand. The unusual fusion of Amplid’s scientific carbon construction with the Multiplayer’s surprising performant and always playful shaping has created a gold-standard for human-powered freeskiing.
The devil is in the detail, Amplid’s BBP’s jigsaw-like arrangement of Birch, Balsa and Paulownia, carefully defines areas where strength is needed and where weight can be saved. A full-length topsheet protects these carbon beauties from skinning abuse.
I little wider than its sibling, the Facelift 108 adds extra float and a more surfy feel to lightweight touring.
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...
Awarded Gear Guide Select Award, the Facelift's strong character and ultra-light construction split tester's opinions at Backcountry Magazine's annual gear test. For strong skiers with good...
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||1890|
|tip length (mm)||240||240||240|
|running length (mm)||1322||1402||1452|
|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 50|
|tip radius (mm)||550||550||550|
|tail radius (mm)||550||550||550|
|approx. weight (kg)||3||3.2||3.4|
|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 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.