The Pillow Talk’s bloated dimensions are unusual, but so is the way it rides: Riding a twin-like board with unnatural floatation powers is a trip!
Amplid’s Jekyll and Hyde shaping philosophy is the secret: Inflating the waistline and adding smooth-rising tips generates mind-boggling floatation in deep snow. Just 7mm of board taper is enough to sink the tail and lift the nose out of trouble without setback. Its short running length makes the ultra-wide Pillow Talk jaw-droppingly agile in deep snow.
Energized with a Carbon Pop Band, the Pillow Talk has enough pop and resistance to snap ollies and stick landings. Its new symmetrical Camrock profile, a first on Amplid’s snowboards, places a small camber cavity between the bindings which enhances grip for harder snow and stiffens the flex pattern in all the right places.
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Amplid’s Camrock profile blends underfoot camber with rocker tips. A length of camber under the boot provides grip and reverse camber in the tips increases playfulness and deep snow performance. This ski-specific camber manifests itself in various forms in Amplid’s skis; skis intended for deep snow have a smaller camber area and increased rocker to improve floatation and fluidity.
|overall length (mm)||1560|
|nose length (mm)||267|
|running length (mm)||1040|
|tail length (mm)||260|
|waist width (mm)||267|
|nose width (mm)||307|
|tail width (mm)||300|
|sidecut depth (mm)||19|
|sidecut radius (m)||7.4|
|nose radius (mm)||800|
|tail radius (mm)||800|
|ref stance (cm / inch)||59 (55 - 63)|
|approx weight (kg)||2.75|
|rider weight-range (kg)||55-85|
|active surface area (cm2)||4270|
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.
Using Biaxial Glass in the construction of our shreds gives them a flawless blend of response and playfulness whilst keeping them ridiculously lightweight.
Max effective edge and square centimeters for floatation in the minimum board or ski length. Unsinkable, but nimble pow shreds, sawn-off jib decks with huge pop and insane edge-hold or the ultimate all-mountain ski shape recipe.
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.
If we didn’t tell you, you’d think this base was sintered. Amplid’s mind-boggling extruded base material offers next level glide properties and rarely needs waxing.