- Price: €850
- Category: Splitboard
- Ability Level: Intermediate, Advanced
- Size: 157, 161
- Flex: 6/10
- Shape: Directional
- Profile: Directional Camber
- Base: Sintered
- New for 2020/21
Why we chose the Amplid Surf Shuttle Splitboard: One of the toughest and most durable splitboards money can buy without losing the finesse and agility of those surfy turns for the soul.
All aboard! The Surf Shuttle is one of Amplid’s new splitboards for the 2020/21 season. It’s built for endless repeat journeys into the backcountry. Combining the powder-primed shape of the Millisurf with the bombproof construction of the Tour Operator, it’s highly adept at holding its nerve in low tide, but truly comes to life when the waves are pumping.
Unlike solid snowboards, there are two factors to take into account when designing a splitboard: the way up, and the way down. Rather than just accepting the norms and, let’s face it, some of the downright annoyances of split technology, Amplid have taken things back to the drawing board.
“It’s highly adept at holding its nerve in low tide, but truly comes to life when the waves are pumping”
With more moving parts comes an increase in wear and tear to your equipment. Consider how many steps you take in your average day’s touring. Consider how many of those steps you accidentally scrape past or ding the ‘skis’ against each other. Consider how many times you switch your bindings between walk and ride mode. It can only take a handful of tours before your kit’s looking haggard and has you flicking through the catalogues again the following season (although hopefully we’re not all that vain).
Thankfully, with Amplid’s Knuckle Sandwich construction, the top sheet has been replaced with a thicker Polyamide alternative which is highly resistant to scratches. Also, the pure black sintered base eliminates the signs of ugly P-tex scars that are often the result of colourful die-cut bases and ensures repair jobs always come up looking good.