Very funky and very attractive, even alluring. Maybe some of the more established manufacturers need to wake up to Amplid fresh designs and purposeful constructions. The Allure may be aimed squarely at female riders but this ain’t a pussy of a ski, this is a full-blown park animal with every bit of hardy technology you need to tear it up in the Park.
The technical features noted by Amplid are numerous and impressive. A full wood-core, reinforced edges and “shred ready pretuning” for the rails – am guessing that means removing pretty much all the sharpness from the edge.
Personally I love the Amplid range for 2009 and I think they have developed by leaps and bounds – the Allure though, as they are in the same vain as the Township, are just too Park focused for my kinda riding, both are ideal for real Park rats who dream of little more than transcending gravity.
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Pure Park performance in a great package of aesthetics, durability and performance.
The manufacturer says this about the Amplid Allure 2009:
„The Allure“ – FEMALE PARK ATTACK
Baked in the moulds of our Township series, this little sister definitely has Allure.
A bit softer, both torsionally and in longitudinal flex, as it should be for a specialized
girls park ski.
Biax-glass construction makes for a very smooth and easy ride.
But don’t worry, it’s quite adept on rails and jumps, and the ultralight tips make
spinning a joy. Don’t be surprised when some of the guys get jealous.
Märta Ahrenstedt’s rider’s quote:
Pipe & park, X-games or worldcup, the allure is the perfect ski for me. Forgiving,
but incredible ollie pop in the tail.
Lengths: 162 / 69
Widths: 114 / 84 / 110
Retail Price: EUR 399.-
• P5 CONFIDENCE WOODCORE
• MAGMA EDGE SHOCK ABSORBER
• HORSESHOE STEEL EDGE
• SPIN TIPS LOW WEIGHT TPU SPACER
• GLASSFIBER IMPACT BIAX
• DOOMSDAY CAMBER
• BIRCH SUBBINDING STRINGERS
• FMC BEZIER SPLINE SIDECUT
• TWINBEVEL ABS SIDEWALLS
• EXTRUDED BA 4.4 DURASPEED BASE (BONK ALL)
• SHRED READY PRETUNING