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rick b
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sweet.  i'm fiending a Surfari a lil bit


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Posted by: @rickbb

sweet.  i'm fiending a Surfari a lil bit

Me too. Fondeld a 161 in a shop last week. Looks really nice and stiff hand flexing it but no way I'm dropping €770 on one, especially when I can get a Squash(or any other Nitro board) for free.


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Posted by: @rickbb

sweet.  i'm fiending a Surfari a lil bit

Me too. Fondeld a 161 in a shop last week. Looks really nice and stiff hand flexing it but no way I'm dropping €770 on one, especially when I can get a Squash(or any other Nitro board) for free.

Oi, you and your free snowboards. Send some this way!

But yeah, the outlet prices at Amplid were unreal. Gonna sit on the UNW8 until next season, but if it's just a bit livelier, lighter and playful twin version of the Pentaquark, should be epic! Of course I'm talking about the 17/18 stuff..


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Posted by: @elektropow

Holy shit.

I don't remember who coined it a bit back, but Motherhsip built lightweight boards tend to feel "hollow". I think that's pretty good description without being able to explain it much better. My aether as well as my 1st year Kazu has that. When you land, you hear a higher pitched ping rather than a thud. They feel more lively rather than planted and able to crush through everything. The Kazu, Aether and Theme definitely require you to be more of a light footed rider to get the best of them. The Pentaquark however, while quite light for what it is, is a solid tank in feel. 

Versatile turner! Doesn't pull you in, but locks in like a motherfucker and allows you to pull really deep turns or just smooth long ones. On edge, it just cuts through the choppiest stuff and stays stable, as long as you have the legs for it to push it through that turn. It's a fucking saber. It is stiffer and livelier in the nose, so it doesn't feel nearly as stable flat basing going through chop and moguls than the PYL for instance, just wants to send and buck you = more leg work and being light footed helps. It was less work just carving through everything. Pop is great off the tail, but feels a bit weird. Might be that it wants to throw me earlier than my other boards on which I'm used to bending more for ollies. Timing issue perhaps. Landings just feel like you're sucked into the ground, gotta be precise. Had no trouble flying 180s and 360s off side hits and rollers. 

That was me...glad someone understood what I was trying to get across haha.

Great review too. I'm kicking myself for not pulling the trigger on one of those 17/18 outlet Surfaris. The 18/19 ones out now are just a little too rich for my blood this late in the season, esp when you factor in int'l shipping.


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Selling the aloha vibes im not even gonna ride it short fats just arent my thing anymore. if anyone wants it let me know.


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Peter Bauer just posted this on FB:

"Amplid's demo sale - we just added fresh gear this morning. Used snowboards (solid and splitboards) in top conditions, also a few skis left. Browse through the gear here and get yourself some next level gear at rock bottom prices -  https://bit.ly/2TzRfhU

Before looking through the photos, open the PDF "AMPLID DEMO GEAR SALE" to read the instructions on how to place an order. Email support(at)amplid.com or DM for help.

Let your friends know and share! Thx."

The spreadsheet is a bit wonky, it has 3 tabs at the bottom. Took me a few minutes to realise the goods are in the 3rd tab "Demo Snowboards"


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$380

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Surfari and Paradigma

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Posted by: @rickbb

sweet.  i'm fiending a Surfari a lil bit

I got a amplid snommelier you can try if Bridger opens up next year


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Hi, first time posting here but some of us already know each other from the sbf. Gear whoring much and have owned close to 20 boards in the past 2 years.

About the Amplids. I own the new Unw8 163 (had the 159 as well) and the new Pentaquark 158. Bud has the old Surfari 157 and has just scored the old Penta 160 and the new Surfari 161.

The difference between the new and old models is huge when it comes to the flex.

The old Penta is way softer than the new Surfari for example.

Managed to ride both Pentas one by one with the Katanas the same day and in less than favourable conditions and the new Penta feels like a tank. The nose is so stiff that, unless you hit an icy  mogul, it won’t fold in an eurocarve and just carries on. The old one is so soft that the nose folds when you hit some soft slushy mound and the rail ends. At least at my level.

Bummed they don’t make a larger size of the new Penta with the same geometry as the old one. The only thing is miss on the new one, at my 190-200 lbs, is more EE to bump it closer to a BX board’s edge hold on truly boilerplate ice. 9 m sidecut and a touch more width wouldn’t hurt too.

If you are around 170 lbs, the new Penta 158 is close to perfect for a freecarve all condition board imo.


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Scored a 160 PQ but in storage in Euroland (COVID ain't helping me claim it).  Interesting to hear your feedback between the new and old PQ given they're the same lite core and flex rating.  Could it be board break-in that made it feel softer?  I purposely went for the 160 given I figure a longer boarder going full send gives you better stability.


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I imagine it has more to do with them changing factories from Mothership to Playmaker.


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It has indeed to do with the factories. I rode both PQ one by one again yesterday, along with a Nitro Pantera and the new Surfari. Next time I’ll shoot the pics of both Pentas. You’ll see how much thicker in the nose the new one is. I start to think that it might not be really that much about the Antiphase but more about the meaty nose on the new Centrifugals. It has nothing to do with breaking in - the old Penta is in a mint condition and the new Penta/Unw8 don’t break in much (my Unw8 has at least 40 days on it and it is still super stiff, it just decambered a bit).

I really enjoyed the old Penta yesterday but only when the groomer got even. The new Penta with it’s stiffness is a completely different level of stability on a chopped shit when carving. The Pantera is a step down (bounces harder off the uneven terrain) and the old Penta yet again a drop (more rubbery feel than these but being softer then these 2 it folds easier when really pushed).

The new Surfari is very stable but it has a lot of rocker in front of the binding and you can instantly feel it’s not a full camber. I personally prefer a full camber with ~~ 2 cm setback.


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Found out late last night that I've got another Amplid proto coming my way (as part of the "Test Pilot" program): Surf Shuttle split with some new composite construction. Looking forward to this! (Though it means I need to take one of my other splits out of rotation or order another spark pucks/touring brackets setup.)

I really like Amplid. The boards so far have been really great (Mothership Creamer Split, Playmaker Snommellier proto), my interactions with the company (including PB himself) have been super nice. I may however need to actually buy one again. Maybe a PQ next year. 

Anyways, shall report back, if anyone is interested.


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