Last year the Milligram wiped the floor with its competition. Not only is it the lightest production splitboard in the world, which makes ascents a dream, on the descents its combination of reactive handling, explosive pop and a fluid, soulful flex pattern makes every single meter of vertical climbed, worth the effort.
So how did we get the weight so low? Replacing fiberglass with carbon was the first step, its strength-to-weight ratio is off the chart. The Milligram’s core is a jigsaw of different woods: Lightweight Balsa and Paulownia replace Poplar in low impact areas and Birch takes the brunt of any impact around the bindings. Low viscosity Aero Epoxy allows exact resin dosing, any excess is squeezed-out of the board during pressing, saving valuable grams.
New Tanga Technology is a partial topsheet which prevents unwanted chipping along the sidewalls from touring, and Glass Impact Pads under the bindings prevent topsheet damage from the sharp corners of CNC'd splitboard bindings.
Blister tester Andrew Forward spent more than a month in the extremes of Alaska last spring, climbing in excess of 6000ft daily and putting the Amplid Milligram through the most rigorous test.
A half-fat camber for all-mountain dominance. Cruise Camber’s toned-down dimensions deliver a precise and lively feel much like Pop Camber, but with much improved deep snow performance and a more “broken-in” feel out of the shrink-wrap. In Amplid’s directional snowboards and skis a touch of early rise is added to Cruise Camber to improve buoyancy even further.
|overall length (mm)||1530||1580||1630||1680|
|nose length (mm)||220||250||250||250|
|running length (mm)||1100||1140||1190||1240|
|tail length (mm)||210||190||190||190|
|waist width (mm)||244||251||253||259|
|nose width (mm)||282||295||297||304|
|tail width (mm)||281||291||293||300|
|sidecut depth (mm)||19||20.5||21||21.5|
|sidecut radius (m)||7.25||8.25||8.6||8.9|
|stance position||10 back||15 back||15 back||15 back|
|nose radius (mm)||450||850/400||850/400||850/400|
|tail radius (mm)||450||350||350||350|
|ref stance (cm / inch)||54 (50 - 58)||56 (52 - 60)||58 (54 - 62)||58 (54 - 62)|
|camber||Dir. Cruise Camber||Dir. Cruise Camber||Dir. Cruise Camber||Dir. Cruise Camber|
|approx weight (kg)||2.25||2.35||2.55||2.85|
|rider weight-range (kg)||40-60||50-75||65-85||80-100|
|active surface area||4140||4305||4530|
The lightest wood core money can buy. Weightless Paulownia and Balsa are carefully arranged with stronger Birch to save valuable grams without sacrificing strength.
On the Milligram we have added multidirectional glass pads in the binding area, to avoid dings caused by the pointy corners of metal splitboard binding bases. These pads enhance durability while only adding minimal weight.
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.
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.