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AMPLID Splitboarding 2024/25 Preview

Retail Buyers Guide:  Splitboarding 2024/25 Retail Buyer’s Guide
Brand:  Amplid
Interviewee: Peter Bauer

How would you describe the current state of the snowboard market? What big developments, changes, challenges, and/or opportunities are you seeing and how is your brand navigating them?
Following overall price increase, any positive developments with regards to manufacturing, sourcing, or logistics and the changes you’ve made? Are there any examples you can share of how your business pivoted effectively? What developments are you seeing with regards to product pricing?

SPLITBOARD SPECIFIC

What about new board construction, innovation, or shape trends? Any big advancements in functionality? Skinning, transitions, etc, as well as riding? Any specific effort on ranges for 24/25? If yes, where and why?
It seems the splitboard consumer is more willing to ride experimental shapes – until a couple season’s back they were quite conservative and only wanted a traditional big mountain shape. No swallow tails, sparrow tails and experimental “uphill board concepts” are getting more and more popular.

Are you using any new materials in your splitboard for 24/25? If so, what, and why? We’re interested in anything new in inserts / edges / cores / sidewalls / glue / resin/ wood types / base material, top sheet here.
Since hardboot setups are becoming more and more popular, we changed the way we reinforced the board in the binding area, against breakage and pressure dents – because hardboot bindings transfer quite a lot of power onto the board.

Any new design or pattern approaches in your 24/25 gear? Any collabs on the line?
The award-winning Milligram has a completely new shape concept. It has been the lightest splitboard on the market for several seasons, and we always updated its construction. Now after 3 years we also updated the entire mould set with new geometries. We also have a new experimental shape in the line, the METAMORPH. It is a very short board (only 155), but with lots of effective edge. This is board is designed to master two tasks: Being superlight and fast on the way up, and very nimble but stable in critical situations on the way down.

Key Products

Milligram:
The Milligram redefines lightweight splitboarding with its sleek carbon design and weightless core, making it perfect for extended backcountry adventures or quick trailhead dashes. Experience unparalleled responsiveness, as this board feels just as smooth in ride mode as a solid snowboard. The addition of Impact Pads ensures durability without the weight penalty, giving you confidence in any terrain. Our new “gummy wall” technology in the center split eliminates unnerving crunching and enhances the connection between the board halves. This means more friction and control when it matters most, giving you the edge in deep powder. Holes in the tips and tail make skin fixing effortless, making your splitboard journey more convenient than ever before. It’s tiny sparrow tail provide additional floatation and surf feel on the deep days.

Milligram

Milligram

Metamorph:
Perfect for conquering high alpine challenges and navigating technical backcountry terrain, the Amplid Metamorph sets a new standard for ultralight splits. Crafted with a compact shape, this board prioritizes the delicate balance between weight and performance, crucial for demanding alpine expeditions. With minimized tip and tail size and strategically positioned contact points, the Metamorph boasts an exceptionally long effective edge, ensuring maximum edge power in ever-changing alpine conditions. Elevate your backcountry touring experience with this ultralight marvel.

Metamorph

Metamorph

Kodama:
The Kodama packs a hell of a lot of surface area into its one-hundred-and-fifty-six centimeters, and if you translate its name from Japanese you’ll quickly find out what kind of rider it’s built for: “The Spirit Living in the Forest”. With most of the surface area shifted towards the nose, it’s made for cork-like float while a stubby tail enables quick turns while out surfing the woods. The all black base makes core-shot surgery even easier. Transitions just got faster, too: new for ALL our Splitboards in 23-24 are holes at the tip and tail to make mounting skins easier. Self-propelled low-vis stormchasing just got even funner.

Kodama

Kodama

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