Available in two variants, a “reversed camber”, the RC, or a traditional flex pattern.
The RC is my choice and the most modern in their conception. Rockering makes a ski easier to get around, more versatile and the effective shorter running length on firm snow makes life easier – with skis at 126 mm at the waist that’s an advantage. 126 mm is a lot, you’ll be walking like an extra from a Western after a few runs; whilst edge-to-edge action is something you can take a nap in-between as a ski this large takes a while to lumber from one side to the next.
I know most of the young guys in my ski town love the Amplid flex patterns, and will be stoked to be riding these next season – progressive, forgiving yet still relatively stable as they may be. The Cholesterone’s in either variant are designed and are gonna’ take you large in the powder no matter if you’re an old-schooler, like me, who doesn’t see the point in riding switch, or a new-school switch maestro.
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Fatter than most “mall bound” Americans – the Cholesterone’s are large and could probably even float a 300 lb-er in the powder – better in the hands of slicker, rippin’ back-country jibbers though.
The manufacturer says this about the Amplid Cholesterone RC 2009:
„The Cholsterone & Cholesterone R.C.”
BACKCOUNTRY JIBBING TO THE MAX
Imagine two riders, skiing opposite corners of europe. Submitting shape concepts
that converge into one common idea. Cooked raw and fat by frenchman Mati
Imbert and norwegian viking Cato Laegreid, this “ski” is meant to jib the bc like
there’s no tomorrow. Taking off switch from huge cornices, landing either way in 3ft
of fresh. Riding up tree logs for a better view, or just impressing chicks with the
irresistible power of… Cholesterone.
Now available in two flavors: Classic and Reverse Camber, but only one
Cato Laegreid’s rider’s quote: Hey man i wanna be on top of the snow after hitting
that windlip. With the chol’ you can ride out every single powpow landing. bomb
holes are from the past.
Mati Imbert’s rider’s quote: I dig the way parkskis handle but i am a powder
addicted. the Cholesterone helped me out of this identity crisis!
Widths: 145 / 126 / 141
Retail Price: EUR 629.-
• P10 ULTRALIGHT WOODCORE
• MAGMA EDGE SHOCK ABSORBER
• HORSESHOE STEEL EDGE
• SPIN TIPS LOW WEIGHT TPU SPACER
• GLASSFIBER LIGHT BIAX
• DOOMSDAY CAMBER
• BIRCH SUBBINDING STRINGERS
• FMC BEZIER SPLINE SIDECUT
• TWINBEVEL ABS SIDEWALLS
• DIECUT BASE DESIGN
• EXTRUDED BA 4.4 DURASPEED BASE (BONK ALL)
• SHRED READY PRETUNING