Ambassadors, mountain guides, internet forums and test days; each year feedback and inspiration from every credible source is painstakingly collected and contemplated to evolve and improve the Milligram. Neat, little tweaks and huge innovations are what keep its weight and ride superior.
Every trick in the book is used to keep this weight-weenie as light and as durable as possible. Carbon fiber, which has an unbelievable stiffness to weight ratio, replaces conventional fiberglass. Our secret recipe BBP core not only cuts weight, but helps to damp carbon’s nervous character. Tanga Tech reduces chipping and slashes 250g of unnecessary weight.
New Powder Pontoon, a band of UD carbon running from tip-to-tail along each board half, and additional reinforcement beneath the climbing wires increase spanning-strength reducing the risk of a dreaded snowhole snap. Amplid’s split-specific edge tune and Karakoram’s new UltraClips round-off the improvements to this year's masterpiece.
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||1650||1680|
|nose length (mm)||220||250||250||250||250|
|running length (mm)||1100||1140||1190||1210||1240|
|tail length (mm)||210||190||190||190||190|
|waist width (mm)||244||251||253||265||259|
|nose width (mm)||282||295||297||310||304|
|tail width (mm)||281||291||293||306||300|
|sidecut depth (mm)||19||20.5||21||21.5||21.5|
|sidecut radius (m)||7.25||8.25||8.6||8.9||8.9|
|stance position||10 back||15 back||15 back||15 back||15 back|
|nose radius (mm)||450||850/400||850/400||850/400||850/400|
|tail radius (mm)||450||350||350||350||350|
|ref stance (cm / inch)||54 (50 - 58)||56 (52 - 60)||58 (54 - 62)||58 (54 - 62)||58 (54 - 62)|
|camber||Dir. Cruise Camber||Dir. Cruise Camber||Dir. Cruise Camber||Dir. Cruise Camber||Dir. Cruise Camber|
|approx weight (kg)||2.25||2.35||2.55||2.88||2.85|
|rider weight-range (kg)||40-60||50-75||65-85||70-100||80-100|
|active surface area||3895||4140||4305||4565||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.
We lightly round the edges at the tip and tail, outside of the effective edge. Blunting these edges reduces chipping to the topsheet during skinning.
Using threaded bolts instead of rivets allows broken tip clips to be easily replaced, on the hill, without the need for a workshop full of tools.
Spanning a snow hole with one split ski at full stride can snap it clean in two. Extra unidirectional carbon stringers along the underside of the core increases bending stiffness, reducing “dishing” in deep snow and increasing breaking resistance.