Infra Black

Amplid Infra Black

Brand
Amplid
Model
Infra Black
Category
Freeride
Weight
2280 gr
Waist
126 mm
Tested length
191 cm
Year
2017

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

5
6
5
4
3
Fri Flyt overall rating of Amplid Infra Black:

4 / 10

Flotation:
6 / 10
Turning capabilities:
7 / 10
Stability at speed:
3 / 10
Technical info:
Oslo Sportslager has started to import Amplid, and the brand is back on the Norwegian market. Amplid manufactures its skis at different factories, and Infrablack is made at Capita Snowboard´s plant. The sidecut is shorter than the gliding area. This is quite unusual, especially if you consider the high camber. The carbon fibre construction doesn´t make the ski particularly light or stiff. The sidecut radius is about 30 metres, and that´s long.

On snow:
All the test riders felt that this ski was difficult to turn on firm snow. If you want to turn left and get on the edge, it pulls to the right. This means that you go straight forward as the speed increases - which is not to be recommended. We suspect that the high camber combined with long taper is the reason behind this strange behavior. The camber distributes the pressure throughout the ski, all the way out to the taper areas where the sidecut goes in the opposite direction. It is stable at speed going straight forward, and the floatation is


Infra Black

Technical data:

Measured length
191 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 56543
Brand
Amplid
Model
Infra Black
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
181
Contact length
111 cm
Rocker tail
35 cm
Rocker nose
45 cm
Side cut
96 cm
Taper tail
42 cm
Taper tip
53 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
18 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
10 cm
Max tail width
130 mm
Min waist width
126 mm
Max nose width
142 mm
Side cut radius
30.1 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
12 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2380 cm2
Weight
2280 gr
Relative weight
0.96 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
26 mm
Hight nose tip
85 mm
Angle tail tip
17°
Angle nose tip
32°
Height of camber
5 mm

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.