- Sizes: 154
- Flex: 6
- Profile: Setback Camber
- Shape: Directional Twin
- Price: €559
The Amplid Dada snowboard is one of two new shapes from Peter Bauer’s house this year. This one is more freestyle-friendly than the swallowtailed Aloha Vibes, but it still belongs in the powder first and foremost.
The Amplid Dada is even shorter and wider than the Pillow Talk, which it replaces in the line. The intent is the same, though, and you should be considering this one if you like finding natural features out of bounds.
“With its not-too-stiff flex pattern and biax fibreglass, the Amplid Dada is designed for messing about”
The all-poplar core has a few sections of honeycombed material (made from recycled paper) built into the nose and tail, reducing the weight of each tip. As a result they’ve been able to make them wider and also a bit thicker, which is great for both floatation and dampening.
A slight taper – not to mention a longer rocker in the nose – means that you’ll get the best results in your standard stance, but you can definitely get away with switch riding too. Carbon stringers run straight down the centre of the Amplid Dada, so you get great pop – relative to its overall length, at least – in both directions.
With its not-too-stiff flex pattern and biax fibreglass, the Amplid Dada is designed for messing about. It’s fairly at home on the groomers, too, so you don’t need to wait for a storm to break it out.