Fine-tuned and tinkered-with for more than a decade, the UNW8 is Amplid’s all-mountain flagship.
Demanding to ride, but intensely rewarding, the UNW8 will take aggressive, expert snowboarders to the next level and beyond. Weightless HEXO2 honeycomb construction gives the UNW8 fighter-jet-like handling. Antiphase, Amplid’s ruthlessly-efficient damping tech, smooths out the ride like you’re flying with Air Force One.
For the carve-crazy, its full-length Pop Camber and extended effective edge will keep the contact points engaged and the UNW8 gripping, no-matter how slick the groomers get… at least until your thighs explode from the strain. And it’s unlikely you’ll forget the intoxicating acceleration of its Sintered 7HD base.
When a board tester describes a board as "taking no prisinors" that's either a very good or very bad thing. In the case of the UNW8 it was just a way to describe how this all-mountain beast won't...
Blister Gear Review, a US based website putting skis and snowboards through their paces for the benefit of the general public, doesn't pull any punches when it gets to putting opinions to paper. We...
Amplid took the time to translate ACT Magazine's snowboard reviews into English for your reading pleasure. ACT is renowned for their testing crew's in-depth analyses of boards, so we're stoked to...
Once again Amplid entrusted Blister Gear Review with the task of putting the UNW8 through its paces. Having tested the previous year's model as well, tester Justin Bobb, was able to dig a little...
Under the guidance of ex pro-rider Franky Moissonnier, a man that knows how to pick a great snowboard, Snow Surf conducts a gargantuan test every winter. By testing over 250 boards across the...
Last winter, French snowboard rag, Snowsurf Magazine, put the majority of Amplid's 17/18 snowboard collection to the test. Straight to the point and super insightful, head tester Franky and his...
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)||1560||1590||1630|
|nose length (mm)||220||220||220|
|running length (mm)||1140||1170||1210|
|tail length (mm)||200||200||200|
|waist width (mm)||254||258||262|
|nose width (mm)||297||302||307|
|tail width (mm)||295||300||305|
|sidecut depth (mm)||21||21.5||22|
|sidecut radius (m)||7.75||8||8.35|
|stance position||10 back||10 back||10 back|
|nose radius (mm)||512||512||512|
|tail radius (mm)||500||500||500|
|ref stance (cm)||54 (50 - 58)||55 (51-59)||57 (53-61)|
|camber||Pop Camber||Pop Camber||Pop Camber|
|approx weight (kg)||2.9||3||3.2|
|rider weight-range (kg)||57-79||66-88||75-97|
|active surface area (cm2)||4160||4310||4500|
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,
Amplid uses Triaxial glass in the majority of its skis for greater torsional rigidity, which in layman’s terms means more grip and response.
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.