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Black Diamond AMPerage Skis 2014

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Newly redesigned for 2014, the Black Diamond AMPerage Skis are fully rockered in the tip and tail for drifty powder turns, while the tail has been stiffened up past the contact point for stomping landings and stability on high speed out runs. Additionally, Black Diamond is using ABS sidewall construction throughout their line, resulting in better power transmission from boot to ski, and significantly better edging power on hard snow. The new AMPerage is a fantastic powder and big mountain performer, while still holding its own on the groomers and carving hard pack comfortably.
Rocker Type
Rocker - By tuning the rise and length of tip and tail rocker to each ski's intended use, Black Diamond are able to dial in the exact character they want - from deep-snow specialists to hybrid fun-shapes. They have grouped rockered ski profiles into three categories - Rocker, Semi-Rocker and Traditional based on the tip or tail's rise length.
165 cm - Tip 357 mm Rocker / Tail 285 mm Rocker
175 cm - Tip 378 mm Rocker / Tail 303 mm Rocker
185 cm - Tip 400 mm Rocker / Tail 320 mm Rocker
195 cm - Tip 422 mm Rocker / Tail 337 mm Rocker
New Flex - Stiffened beyond the contact point in the tail for easier landings and more ollie power.
3D Sandwich Construction - The Big Mountain construction has the most geometric advantage in order to handle the higher torsional loads of wider skis.
Formula One Technology™ - F1 Tech is used for skis larger than 100 mm underfoot. This technology requires three major ribs for longitudinal stiffness and reduced weight.
3D CNC Wood Core: Poplar - A good balance of pop (energy return) with a classic, smooth feel
New Ski Construction: Pre-Preg Fiberglass - New factory, new construction: All Black Diamond skis are now built using state-of-the-art, clean pre-preg fiberglass. Pre-preg allows Black Diamond to control the exact amount of epoxy resin used in each ski, in order to maximize the fiber's contribution to strength and stiffness. This enables weight reduction while retaining strength, precision and consistency in each ski.
New Ski Construction: ABS Sidewalls - All Black Diamond skis now feature ABS sidewall construction, resulting in lighter, higher performing skis.
P-Tex 4000 Base - High-speed sintered bases with a fine crosshatch, state-of-the-art stone-grind finish provide the best balance of durability, glide and ease of maintenance.
Power Edge - Thick edge for freeride durability
Additional Features
New Solar-Preheated Presses - Black Diamond pre-heats their brand new ski presses using solar power.
Binding Compatibility
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.


  • Terrain: Big Mountain, Powder
    Big Mountain
    Big mountain skis are designed for charging big lines with high speeds and big airs. These skis varry in width from wide, powder-oriented skis for skiing Alaska spines to narrower, mixed condition skis for ripping the beat up headwall at your local mountain. Skis in this category tend to be on the stiffer side, often with more rocker in the tip and less in the tail.
    These skis are for the deep days. If you like to find powder stashes at your local resort, go on backcountry missions for the freshest of fresh or heli ski trips to BC, powder skis are what you need to stay afloat. Skis in the powder category are wide and most often have some form of rocker or early rise plus a relatively soft flex. Many powder skis today are versatile enough to handle mixed conditions and harder snow.
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert
    Whether you charge the steepest lines, carve with race-like precision, hit the biggest jumps or halfpipes; advanced to expert level skis/snowboards are for the more aggressive rider. You will often find the addition of layers of metal, carbon, bamboo, or other stringers in these. These features work to make a stiffer ski/snowboard with more power and rebound.
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker
    Rocker/Camber/Rocker skis have the playfulness and float of a rockered ski as will as the added edge hold of a cambered ski. The contact points on skis with this profile are closer towards the middle of the ski than a fully cambered ski, but still not underfoot. The cambered midsection provides a longer effective edge on hardpack, increasing edge hold and stability, while the rockered tip and tail provide floatation in deeper snow and allow the ski to initiate and release from turns easier.
  • Turning Radius: Long
    > 22 m radius is best for powder and big-mountain.
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Partial Twin Tip
    Partial Twin Tip
    Partial twin tip skis have a tail that is turned up, but not as much as the tip. This gives you the ability to ski backwards and back out of tight spaces, but these skis are mainly designed to ski forward.
  • Ski Awards: Powder Magazine Skier's Choice
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 165 175 185 195
Tip Width (mm) 139 141 142 143
Waist Width (mm) 115 115 115 115
Tail Width (mm) 123 123 124 125
Turning Radius (m) 20 21 22 23
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 1950 2050 2150 2250
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