Never get caught-out by unexpected powder days or sweat-it riding into new jumps with the Paradigma beneath your feet. Dependable and familiar, but lively and exciting to ride too, the Paradigma feels right straight out of the shrink-wrap.
Last winter’s geometry overhaul convinced the critics; feeling like a true-twin on groomed snow with the benefits of directional tip shaping and Directional Cruise Camber in powder. A tip-to-tail Carbon Pop Band and Basalt Suspension Strips add the right amount of pop and damping where it’s necessary to optimise board control. The Paradigma’s edge-hold is a match for any icy halfpipe wall.
We should apologise. Now the Paradigma has an additional pair of inserts behind the rear foot, for extra set-back on epic powder days, your quiver has become obsolete.
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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)||1570||1580||1600||1630||1630|
|nose length (mm)||220||220||220||220||220|
|running length (mm)||1140||1150||1170||1200||1200|
|tail length (mm)||210||210||210||210||210|
|waist width (mm)||252||261||253||255||262|
|nose width (mm)||295||304||296||297||307|
|tail width (mm)||295||304||296||297||307|
|sidecut depth (mm)||21.5||21.5||21.5||22.5||22.5|
|sidecut radius (m)||7.83||8.06||8.06||8.42||8.42|
|stance position||centered + powder stance||centered + powder stance||centered + powder stance||centered + powder stance|
|nose radius (mm)||450||450||450||450||450|
|tail radius (mm)||450||450||450||450||450|
|ref stance (cm / inch)||55 (51 - 61)||56 (52 - 62)||56 (52 - 62)||56 (52 - 62)||56 (52 - 62)|
|camber||Dir. Cruise Camber||Dir. Cruise Camber||Dir. Cruise Camber||Dir. Cruise Camber||Dir. Cruise Camber|
|approx weight (kg)||2.65||2.8||2.75||2.85||2.95|
|rider weight-range (kg)||50-80||60-90||65-90||70-100||>80|
|active surface area||4120||4230||4220||4335||4450|
This superlight wood core is the industry standard for lighteweight, durable and versatile performance. We’ve tweaked this core so many times over the years there’s nothing left to improve.
A narrow band of uni-directional carbon stringers that run through the centreline of a ski or snowboard from tip-to-tail increasing pop and extending flex memory without altering torsional stiffness.
Running along the topsheet in a V-configuration from the contact points towards the bindings, these narrow bands of Basalt fabric dampen unwanted vibrations, reducing rider fatigue and keeping you edge engaged with the snow for improved control. Get the Rolls Royce feeling!
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.
Amplid’s ultra-high density sintered base goes like shit-off-a-shovel in all snow conditions. It is extremely hard and therefore more resistant to damage.