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AMPerage Ski - 2012/13

$689.00 $344.50

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Item# BD11502800001651
$689.00 $344.50

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Drawing inspiration from big-mountain powder lines, technical comp skiing and everything in between, the Black Diamond AMPerage is a hybrid fun shape that turns any terrain into a creative blank slate. Its deep sidecut, 115 mm waist, full tip and tail rocker and underfoot camber add up to a floaty ski that's as comfortable sending backcountry booters as it is smearing through windbuff or arcing on groomers. The everyday ski of choice for Black Diamond athlete Callum Pettit, the AMPerage is the closest thing you'll find to the mythical one-ski quiver.

  • 115 mm waist and underfoot camber for effortless transitions from powder to hardpack
  • Full tip and tail Rocker for playful, creative, high-performance skiing
  • Poplar and birch Internal Wall Core Technology plus an Ollie Bar in the tail for extra pop on take-offs and preventing wheelie-outs on landings
  • Formula One Technology with three ribs and Torsion Box Construction for maximum torsional stiffness
  • Optimal use: 70% soft snow / 30% hard snow

ROCKER PROFILE

ROCKER PROFILE

Rocker has moved from a niche, powder-specific design to a versatile tool that allows for easy turn initiation, smooth turn release and agile turn-shape variation in any condition. By tuning the rise and length of tip and tail rocker to each ski’s intended use, we’re able to dial in the exact character we want—from deep-snow specialists to hybrid fun-shapes. We have grouped our rockered ski profiles into three categories—Rocker, Semi-Rocker and Traditional based on the tip or tail’s rise length.

 

Tech Specs

Series :   Freeride
Weight Per Pair :  
[165 cm] 4.1 kg (9 lb 1 oz) estimated
[175 cm] 4.3 kg (9 lb 8 oz)
[185 cm] 4.6 kg (10 lb 2 oz) estimated
Dimensions :  
[165 cm] 139-115-123
[175 cm] 141-115-123
[185 cm] 142-115-124
Turn Radius :  
[165 cm] 20 m
[175 cm] 21 m
[185 cm] 22 m
Construction :  
Formula One Tech
Torsion Box Cap
Ollie Bar
Poplar/Birch Internal Wall Core
Power Edge

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Awards


  • Freeskier Magazine - 2011/2012 Editor's Pick

  • Backcountry Magazine - 2012 Editors' Choice

  • Powder Magazine - 2012 Skier's Choice

  • OnTheSnow.com - 2011/2012 Editors' Pick

  • Men's Journal - Gear of the Year 2011

  • Skiing Magazine Official Selection 2013

  • Powder Magazine - Skier's Choice 2013

Extras

Sneak peak of Angel and Johnny Collinson's segments in Sherpas Cinema's upcoming film Into the Mind

VIDEO PROFILE: BD athlete Johnny Collinson skiing in Greenland

Reviews

Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great one quiver ski! I have 100 + days of tele on these skis since last spring. I've skied them in every condition. They do everything right! I ski at Cannon Mt, in New Hampshire and in the White Mountains in back country. You need a sharp edge for ice hold ( but isn't that true for any ski?). They float, make quick turns, jump turns, big turns, ski very fast when want them to… They have a nice damp feel that holds the edge without chattering too. My only cons are they seem to load up snow when skinning because of the ridges in the top side, and for backcountry they are a little heavy compared to newer carbon skis. This is a great buy on sale! I'll probably pick up another pair while they're still around. March 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Incredible in ALL conditions I bought these skis after doing months of research and asking around. They are everything I wanted and more. They float through powder, and carve through groomers. These skis can turn on a dime and I've never had trouble getting an edge in even on ice covered runs. They have a ton of pop and handle even high speeds very well. The only problems are the slight chatter at high speeds (but no affect on their performance), and wheeling out after big jumps and in super deep powder. I'd reccomend these to anyone and everyone hoping for a ski that can do it all. February 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Ski The 12/13 Black Diamond Amperage ski is a truly amazing ski, it's easy to lay on edge in groomers or powder. The turning radius is still fun and did I mention it loves powder? The ski floats over anything in it's path. Favorite ski I have bought. December 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by great powder ski Just love these in powder and soft smooth snow. I would say they are not a one quiver ski! Once the snow gets packed down and choppy or firm, not so much fun. October 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Favorite Ski This ski is my favorite. it has a super playful shape, which combined with its rocker profile creates a ski with boundless energy. Buttering rolls & pillows, sending cliffs, sneaking your favorite secret stash, this lil' fella does it all. Easy to slarve around in tight trees, and stomps those backcountry booters with ease. ride this beast every day! July 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful All Around Ski While spending the last 10 years telemark skiing and snowboarding, I never thought I needed an alpine ski. Then I decided to mount these AMPs with alpine bindings and my tune has changed. Nowadays, I find myself going straight for these big daddies every time I head to the resort. "Deep snow" used to translate to "snowboarding" for me. Once I got on these skis, though, I found myself looking forward to two-planking, no matter how much fluff had fallen the night before. And even though they are a relatively fat ski, the AMPerage carves like a dream--much better than I would ever had expected. Unless it's rock-solid ice out there, this ski will handle it beautifully. June 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Yin to Your Yang Yes, alpine bindings can be mounted on this ski. At 115mm underfoot, the Amperage lets you ski through the snow vs. on top of it (like the Megawatt). These boards are super playful when mounted slightly forward. The early rise tips punch through crud and plow through pow, while the tail has just the right amount of early rise to keep things fun; they're carvable on hard pack (due to camber between the early rise tip/tail), quick in tight spots, and stable at speed when you open up the barn doors and let them run. They're a softer flexing (but not too soft) ski and don't require as much input as their cousin, the Zealot, as a result, but are rewarding in all but the firmest of conditions, no less. The yin to your yang? Yes. May 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by A great backcountry ski For reference: I'm backcountry-only, 6-2, 190 lb. Expert skier, but not a cliff hucker. I bought the Amperage for deep snow days, but I've been very happy with how it handles mixed conditions, crud and variable snow. When I've been on them, I've never wished I had chosen a different pair. They're OK on weight. The indentations on top attract a lot of snow buildup. You see quite a few of them in JH and everyone seems really pleased with them. I say buy them. May 8, 2013
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