Our pick of this season's best Amplid snowboard gear

What Peter Bauer doesn’t know about snowboards simply isn’t worth knowing. After an impressive career as a pro rider for Burton, he moved into an R&D role with them in Innsbruck. He soon realised that his ideas for designs didn’t quite align with Burton’s cookie cutter ideology. He wanted to make snowboards with character, so in 2004 he set up Amplid and began creating the snowboards he’d always dreamed of riding. With a focus on freeride-centric shapes and snowboards that perfect the noble art of the turn, Amplid are fastidious in their pursuit to craft the ultimate ride.

There are many things that set Amplid apart from the crowd, but one of the most impressive is their appetite for innovation. Peter and Amplid have been at the forefront of snowboard tech for years, with ideas like Antiphase vibration cancelling, Stratospheric snow repellency and Knuckle Sandwich durable construction all coming from Amplid HQ.

Amplid aims to reduce their footprint as much as possible, and as such adopts a two-season approach to product drops. And despite not engaging in the yearly rat race with other brands, Amplid are usually so far ahead of the curve that they’re still at the very cutting edge of snowboard design. Aside from the two-season cycle, Amplid searches far and wide to find materials that aren’t harmful to the environment, without sacrificing a drop of performance. Or as Peter puts it ‘consciousness without compromise’.

Though their fleet of solid snowboards has won very industry accolade over the years, their quiver of splitboards has won them legions of loyal uphill fanatics. Leg powered ascents grew tenfold in popularity during the Covid seasons, and Amplid were more than happy to oblige the increase in demand. A Whitelines favourite is the Surf Shuttle, which took home a coveted spot in the Whitelines 100 for 22/23.

When all is said and done, Peter puts it best: “At the end, a good snowboard is happiness.”


Scroll down or select from the links below to check out our reviews of this season’s best Amplid snowboard gear.

Snowboards | Splitboards


Amplid Singular Directional Snowboard 2022-2023

Whitelines Choice Winner: Best All-Mountain Snowboard
PRICE: €660, $660

The name says it all: the Amplid Singular Directional aims to go full Marie Kondo on your board bag. Never mind the quiver approach; just get one of these all-terrain vehicles in there, and prepare to spark a whole load of joy. This message is only slightly undermined by the fact that there are actually *two* Singulars – this one, and a true twin version.

Who Is The Amplid Singular Directional For?

Everyone! Again, that’s not just marketing spiel; as well as being equipped for all terrain and conditions, the range of sizes caters for everyone from Sophie up to the BFG. Park nuts will obviously want to look at the true twin version, but this would see them right as well.


Selected for the Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2022-2023 Amplid Singular Directional here


Amplid Kill Switch Snowboard 2022-2023

PRICE: €590, $590

No changes to the Amplid Kill Switch for 2022/23, or indeed any of the brand’s head-turning ‘Future Shapes’ subdivision of boards. Amplid’s two-season approach is sustainability done right.

It’s something Amplid can easily afford to do, given how ahead of the curve it usually is on board design. Everything about the Kill Switch screams ‘cutting edge’, even without the racing-car-grade materials you’d expect to find in such a board. It’s also a hell of a lot of fun.

Who Is The Amplid Kill Switch For?

If you’re browsing in Amplid’s Future Shapes line, our guess is that you want something atypical and exciting. The Amplid Kill Switch certainly fits the bill, but is a little less radical than some of its shorter, stubbier brethren. It’s also one of the more versatile models in the range, even if it is primarily designed for powder.


Selected for the Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2022-2023 Amplid Kill Switch here



Amplid Surf Shuttle Splitboard 2022-2023

PRICE: €890 / $940

Amplid has always walked a fine line between tech-boffin wizardry and raw passion. In the former category, the brand’s crowning glory is its brace of ultra-light splitboards – the Milligram and Millisurf. While their performance is undeniable, not everyone wants or needs something quite so fine-tuned, especially when it means shelling out more cash.

Who Is The Amplid Surf Shuttle For?

There are so many options for splitboarders these days, and the majority of what’s on offer still has a fairly conventional outline for that ‘all-mountain’ appeal. If you’re sick of those, the Amplid Surf Shuttle wears its freeride-purist credentials firmly on its sleeve.



Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2022-2023 Amplid Surf Shuttle


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