Many will remember Jean Nerva for his unique style, the beautiful arcs he carved, his flamboyant Oxbow one-piece-suits and the immortal words, “You carve, you carve, you carve, you carve… no slide. Even if it’s icy.” Last year, at the age of 58, Jean lost a long battle with cancer. The J.N., Jean’s posthumous signature model, is a tribute to the man who inspired many around the world to buckle into a pair of hardboots, carve like crazy and enjoy life and snowboarding to the fullest.
The tail design was inspired by the Winterstick swallowtail that Jean would race home on, from Les Arcs to Bourg-Saint-Maurice, in the mid 80ies. The classic “Gun” swallowtail has been synonymous with the French snowboard scene ever since Regis Roland ripped down Les Arcs’ peaks in the early Apocalypse movies. Although not originally a fan of the swallowtail’s retro associations, with time Peter has been able to appreciate the design. Never into pointy noses and keen to put the last three decades of shape-evolution to use, Peter opted for a fuller, blunted nose shape. The combination of these two design philosophies has created a unique shape that halls-ass, floats like a cloud and earns inordinate kudos in the lift line! An ode to Jean’s favourite PJ graphic, the JN combines the unmistakable “Roses” with popping fluorescent pink sidewalls.
Every cent of the proceeds, will contribute towards Jean’s daughter’s studies.
Just thirty-one J.N. snowboards will be sold Worldwide. Coincidentally (or not), that’s the age of Jean when he became Moguls World Champion.
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)||1660|
|nose length (mm)||429|
|running length (mm)||1090|
|tail length (mm)||141|
|waist width (mm)||262|
|nose width (mm)||323|
|tail width (mm)||292|
|sidecut depth (mm)||19|
|sidecut radius (m)||9.25|
|stance position||18 back|
|nose radius (mm)||1600|
|tail radius (mm)||800|
|ref stance (cm)||56 (52 - 60)|
|camber||Directional Cruise Camber|
|approx weight (kg)||3|
|rider weight-range (kg)||66-90|
|active surface area (cm2)||4620|
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.