Amplid Creates the World’s Lightest Splitboard

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Amplid has debuted the lightest splitboard in the game- weighing in at just five pounds (2.3 kg). Amplid founder Peter Bauer designed the Amplid Carbon Split, saying, “Experimenting is always exciting; you can’t really predict the outcome. We really didn’t expect to reach such a new weight-benchmark. Cutting weight is easy, losing grams and keeping durability is really tough. Our R&D team feels like alchemists who have discovered the perfect splitboard formula – awesome!!!”

Made with a Birch, Balsa, and Paulownia wood core, and aerospace grade low viscosity epoxy with topsheet free construction, the board is a hyper-limited release, with just 25 being made worldwide.

More details on the board provided by Amplid, below:

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Combining pioneering weight saving materials including a Birch, Balsa and Paulownia wood core and aerospace grade low viscosity epoxy with topsheet free construction has enabled Amplid to skim 200 grams off the previous title holder. The raw, stealth aesthetics of uncovered carbon fiber adds Batmobile looks to blistering performance.

The LAB Carbon Split’s S-Rocker camber-line and conservative freeride geometry make this a splitboard capable of riding and skinning on all terrain and snow conditions. It is the perfect companion for long tours where conserving energy and power for epic descents is important.

For the 2013/14 winter season, production is limited to just 25 splitboards worldwide. The LAB Carbon Split is available from select retailers and www.amplid.com.