When a board tester describes a board as "taking no prisinors" that's either a very good or very bad thing. In the case of the UNW8 it was just a way to describe how this all-mountain beast won't...
Blister Gear Review, a US based website putting skis and snowboards through their paces for the benefit of the general public, doesn't pull any punches when it gets to putting opinions to paper. We...
Amplid took the time to translate ACT Magazine's snowboard reviews into English for your reading pleasure. ACT is renowned for their testing crew's in-depth analyses of boards, so we're stoked to...
Once again Amplid entrusted Blister Gear Review with the task of putting the UNW8 through its paces. Having tested the previous year's model as well, tester Justin Bobb, was able to dig a little...
Burly man-camber, designed for maximum edge hold and explosive pop. Pop Camber is best suited to high-end shreds where performance is paramount. It’s hard work to ride well, but being slingshot out of carves and launched high above the coping is all the reward you’ll ever need.
|overall length (mm)||1570||1600||1630||1630|
|nose length (mm)||220||220||220||220|
|running length (mm)||1140||1170||1200||1200|
|tail length (mm)||210||210||210||210|
|waist width (mm)||252||253||255||262|
|nose width (mm)||295||296||297||307|
|tail width (mm)||295||296||297||307|
|sidecut depth (mm)||21.5||21.5||22.5||22.5|
|sidecut radius (m)||7.83||8.06||8.42||8.42|
|stance position||10 back||10 back||10 back||10 back|
|nose radius (mm)||450||450||450||450|
|tail radius (mm)||450||450||450||450|
|ref stance (cm / inch)||55 (53 - 57)||57 (55-59)||57 (55-59)||57 (55-59)|
|camber||Pop Camber||Pop Camber||Pop Camber||Pop Camber|
|approx weight (kg)||2.55||2.65||2.75||2.85|
|rider weight-range (kg)||50-80||65-90||70-100||>80|
|active surface area (cm2)||4120||4220||4335||4450|
Spin to win with effortless style. Amplid’s HEXO2 core replaces specific areas of weightier wood at the tips with featherlight recycled paper honeycomb, practically eliminating swing weight,
You don’t need to ride a crinklecut French Fry to get vice-like edge hold. V-Pop Carbon Stringers channel power from your feet to the extremeties of the effective edge. The result is a snow magnet. The only side-effect we know of is explosive pop!
Using Biaxial Glass in the construction of our shreds gives them a flawless blend of response and playfulness whilst keeping them ridiculously lightweight.
A smooth kick radius and fuller tip outline improves deep snow floatation without adding swing weight.
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.