Not every escapade into the backcountry is blessed with bottomless blower. When the entrance to a couloir is perilously icy, or your favourite roll-over spent the previous afternoon cooking in the sun, the Facelift 102’s skinnier dimensions, longer effective edge and more prominent underfoot camber offer the extra security missing from a wider ski.
Radically reducing the weight whilst retaining its ski-ability in mixed conditions took substantial lab time and testing. Amplid’s BBP Core and Full Carbon Jacket combination deliver a confident and powerful feel and slash weight.
The Facelift 102’s spirited flex pattern and its clever blend of freeride and freeski geometry, make descending playful, powerful and confidence-inspiring.
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)||1770||1850|
|tip length (mm)||220||220|
|running length (mm)||1370||1450|
|tail length (mm)||180||180|
|Tip width (mm)||130||130|
|waist width (mm)||102||102|
|tail width (mm)||121||121|
|sidecut depth (mm)||11.75||11.75|
|sidecut radius (m)||15||16|
|tip height (mm)||48||48|
|tail height (mm)||38||38|
|recommended set-back (mm)||10 to 40||10 to 40|
|tip radius (mm)||550||550|
|tail radius (mm)||450||450|
|approx. weight (kg)||2.85||3.05|
|active surface area (cm2)||4000||4190|
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.