Amplid Milligram 17-18
Riding Style / Field of use
For beeing a Carbon Splitboard, the Milligram is quite soft, but the excellent tuning makes it your best buddy for all kinds of backcountry adventures. Most of all the Milligram likes it at high altitude, long distances and challenging terrain, because here its lightness plays the most important role. It is one of the most versatile splitboards in the market.
Ascent: You feel the light weight. With the camber and a early rise rocker it floats up beautifully even in deep powder. At hard traverses you hike like on rails (of course depending on boots, binding and your skills).
Descent: The Miligram is the only Splitboard which riding performance is really comparebale to a Snowboard. Mainly it is due to its low weight but also due to its amazing shape. In powder the nose comes up easily and you get an amazing surf feeling. When the conditions become harder the edgehold is there, no doubt you can rely on the Milligram even when it is soft and your speed is high. When you find completly tracked hardpack with deep furrows it is a bit more tricky than with a heavier splitboard. As the name claims, "Amplid next level riding", yes with the Milligram you reach the next level of splitboarding.
The Milligram long-term test
Even after two years of hard work (the board was not only under our own feet, but also with riders who would like to try it), our "old" Milligram is still in good shape. Yes, it has softened and has already caught one or the other reef. The pop has also lessened somewhat, but nevertheless it can still play in the first league after almost 100,000 vertical meters. The topsheet is already a bit scrubbed off, but because of the decent design it is not very noticeable. Let's see how long we can still have our joy with it.
Since last season, the sensitive areas of nose and tail have been specially protected against abrasion and the impact pads in the binding area protect the topsheet from damage caused by the partial sharp-edged splitboard bindings.
Ambassadors, mountain guides, internet forums and test days; each year feedback and inspiration from every credible source is painstakingly collected and contemplated to evolve and improve the Milligram. Neat, little tweaks and huge innovations are what keep its weight and ride superior.
Every trick in the book is used to keep this weight-weenie as light and as durable as possible. Carbon fiber, which has an unbelievable stiffness to weight ratio, replace conventional fiberglass. Our secret recipe BBP core not only cuts weight, but helps to damp carbon’s nervous character. Tanga Tech reduces chipping and slashes 250g of unnecessary weight.
New Powder Pontoon, a band of UD carbon running from tip-to-tail along each board half, and additional reinforcement beneath the climbing wires increase spanning-strength reducing the risk of a dreaded snowhole snap. Amplid’s split-specific edge tune and Karakoram’s new UltraClips round-off the improvements.
Specifications Amplid Milligram:
- BBP Core
- Impact Pads
- Full Carbon Jacket
- Floatation Tips
- Topless Tanga Tech
- Sintered 7 HD Base
- Split Tune
- Bolted Tip Clips
- Powder Pontoon