Set-back and really surfy, this dumpy, tug-boat-like powder board is unsinkable in even over-head snowfalls. Radical geometry combines heavy taper with an archetypal swallow-tail to shift 50% extra surface area to the nose, putting buoyancy where it’s needed. Riding the Aloha Vibes in fresh snow gives the feeling of total weightlessness, on hardpack it carves like a knife.
Its Thick Cut core profile gives this distinctive snowboard a purposeful feel underfoot and a flex pattern ideally matched to deep snow riding. Carefully placed HEXO2 Lite honeycomb inserts reduce swing-weight by removing unnecessary material from the nose, heightening the Aloha Vibes’ responsiveness to unprecedented levels. We decked it out with Bamboo sidewalls for no other reason than they look cool.
Throw some shakas and surf this fatty into the future.
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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)||1540|
|nose length (mm)||309|
|running length (mm)||1090|
|tail length (mm)||141|
|waist width (mm)||280|
|nose width (mm)||323|
|tail width (mm)||302|
|sidecut depth (mm)||16|
|sidecut radius (m)||9.25|
|stance position||18 back|
|nose radius (mm)||800|
|tail radius (mm)||800|
|ref stance (cm)||56 (52 - 60)|
|camber||Directional Cruise Camber|
|approx weight (kg)||2.9|
|rider weight-range (kg)||66-90|
|active surface area (cm2)||4120|
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.
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.
Amplid’s ultra-high density sintered base goes like shit-off-a-shovel in all snow conditions. It is extremely hard and therefore more resistant to damage.
Tough, pre-cured composite impact plates placed beneath bindings and touring hardware significantly reduce the risk of topsheet dings and breakages.
Spin to win with effortless style. Amplid’s HEXO2-Lite replaces specific areas of weightier wood at the tips with featherlight recycled paper honeycomb, practically eliminating swing weight.