Prepare yourself for the most addictive carving experience of your life. Pilot the Pentaquark for a handful of runs and you’ll experience ear-to-ear grins and brain-melting speeds. We urge caution; strong withdrawal symptoms and crushing dissatisfaction with your current snowboard set-up are inevitable.
Its geeky, hi-tech construction, energy-loaded camber and long, blade-like effective edge turn the Pentaquark into a corduroy slicing Katana. Amplid’s Antiphase damping technology, placed in front of the inserts, sucks-up bumps and tones-down tip chatter. HEXO2 boosts the Pentaquark’s responsiveness by removing swing weight from the tips; edge-to-edge transitions on the Pentaquark are faster than the atoms firing around CERN.
Rounding off this carve-seeking missile is Amplid’s race-grade Sintered 7HD base, for supreme acceleration and glide.
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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)||1580|
|nose length (mm)||220|
|running length (mm)||1210|
|tail length (mm)||150|
|waist width (mm)||260|
|nose width (mm)||306|
|tail width (mm)||303|
|sidecut depth (mm)||21.5|
|sidecut radius (m)||8.6|
|stance position||10 back|
|nose radius (mm)||512|
|tail radius (mm)||500|
|ref stance (cm)||57 (53-61)|
|approx weight (kg)||3|
|rider weight-range (kg)||65-89|
|active surface area (cm2)||4390|
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.
Tough, pre-cured composite impact plates placed beneath bindings and touring hardware significantly reduce the risk of topsheet dings and breakages.
Unidirectional carbon stringers placed in the tail, to amplify pop and acceleration out of the turn.