For more than 10 years the UNW8 has set a standard for edge-orientated snowboards. Loaded with Amplid’s signature HEXO2 honeycomb construction and Amplid’s premium Sintered 7 HD base, its hallmark characteristics of vapor-weight construction and brutal performance make other high-end snowboards irrelevant.
Now, as part of Amplid’s Centrifugal Collection, the latest incarnation of the UNW8 is upgraded with AntiphaseTM Technology. AntiphaseTM is an advanced damping system which neutralizes vibrations, without sapping pop and life from its flex.
As smooth and controlled as a Bullet Train at terrifying speeds in every terrain, the UNW8 will push you beyond your comfort zone, in comfort.
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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)||2.7||2.8||2.9||3|
|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,
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.
An advanced composite damping technology, developed in house at Amplid, which reduces unwanted vibrations for a smoother more controlled ride.
Uber light wood varieties are cut, treated and aligned in a way only our factory knows. Its strength to weight ratio has scientists baffled.