Lightweight = agility and less fatigue. Shedding the pounds is what Amplid aimed to do with the Infradark. Adding the pounds is what it did to the price though, this pair of skis is coming in at an incredible £700 or €859 a pair!! And that is a lot of money for a ski that you are likely to trash pretty quickly in the powder.
Dimensions are as large as the price, 136 – 107 – 126, and two lengths are available, a nimble 183 or a smooth running 191 – personally I really enjoy the longer lengths when the space is available – they just feel so much more fluid and calm. Either way I think at this price you should be giving ’em a test drive first.
skireviews.co.uk rating: Slick carbon-rich freeride skis with all the float in the world, but you may need to sink your wallet to buy ’em.
The manufacturer says this about the Amplid Infradark 2009:
„The Infradark“ – SPACE AGE CARBON TECHNOLOGY
New geometry, rounded tail, and still one of the lightest fat skis on the market. Our
Amplid Helio Core, home-grown carbon fibre, and other things we won’t talk about,
prepare the Infradark for your big-mountain exploits.
It handles with amazing ease while riding, and is a pleasure to carry on the climb
Borrowing the same shape Mr. Berr approves for his “Teddy”, along with some
extra ARC black magic technology, this alien work of art is truly a new benchmark.
Anian Thrainer’s rider’s quote: Building light skis is not a challange. building’em
light, durable and rideable, without the carbon typical sketchy characteristics, this is
what the infrablack is all about
Lengths: 191 / 183
Widths: 136 / 107 / 126
Retail Price: EUR 859.-
• HELIO P15 ULTRALIGHT WOODCORE
• MAGMA EDGE SHOCK ABSORBER
• HORSESHOE STEEL EDGE
• SPIN TIPS LOW WEIGHT TPU SPACER
• MATT SOFTTOUCH COATING
• SEE THROUGH WINDOW
• LASER ENGRAVED ALUMINUM APPILCATION
• STRATO BIAX CARBON
• DOOMSDAY CAMBER
• BIRCH SUBBINDING STRINGERS
• FMC BEZIER SPLINE SIDECUT
• TWINBEVEL ABS SIDEWALLS
• SINTERED NANO HIGHSPEED BASE
• SHRED READY PRETUNING