Expert level freerider
Alex's rating of this snowboard:
Considering his boarders profile:
"Easy float, let me hike, surf and play any terrain. I don't like a powder board to be too flexible, because I want to lay some trenches on the groomers too. When the snow starts falling in the evening, I get happily nervous for the next day."
My favourite freeride snowboards:
1. Jones Carbon Flagship
2. Nitro Mountain
3. Jones Flagship
To all my reviews
Good comfy intermediate freeride board
The Amplid Creamer is a snowboard that will take out intermediate boarders for a pleasant ride in the backcountry. The Creamer isn't hard to board, it won't punish you unforgivingly in any terrain. No extremes in that way in the Creamer or it must be the floatation in powder snow. Don't worry about diving, as the Creamer is designed with an early rise rocker. Maneuverability is in case of the Amplid Creamer arranged by a 'normal' waist width compared to the specific Amplid Pillow Talk that has a remarkable large waist. Advantage of the normal waist pays off on piste. More about the performance on groomers in the next paragraph. For more relaxed powder boarders or early off-piste explorers, the Creamer can provide all they need. For high level boarders who like to push it to the limits, the Creamer is not extreme enough. To me? Nice but too relaxed, a 3 star board.
Where you want the Pillow Talk only in powder realistically, the Amplid Creamer is no problem on groomers too. The tip rocker helps making turn initiation easy and the small camber under the back foot gives some power in your turn. Nothing extreme, but it is still nice when you enter the piste after your ride in the backcountry and you can ride the edges in medium size turns. And the Creamer is maneuverable enough for bumpy pistes, just don't count on extreme speed, extreme carving or anything else extreme you have in mind. Simply in general a nice board.
Amplid about the Creamer
"Freeriding in oversize backcountry terrain is the Creamer’s specialty, but that doesn’t mean it won’t slice up groomers like your favourite resort board too. Beautiful freeriding needs fluidity and style, the Creamer’s flex is fine-tuned to feel soulful carving and deceptively agile in tight, feature-packed environments like forests and technical rock sections. Relaxed geometry and sturdy construction increase its stability so that big lines with less than perfect snow conditions can be slayed with ease.
Stomp Guard, a thin layer of Titanal metal located between the edge and the core, doubles the amount of force needed to blow an edge and prevents core-shots along the edge. This rugged, dependable snowboard will chicken-out long after you have.
It’s time to book that flight to AK and let her fly!", says Amplid. I like it when a manufacturer works on reinforcement for the edges. During my test I didn't hit any rocks, but anything that helps preventing killing your board on the first ride is a pro.
Nitro Slash: even more forgiving pure freeride board with big rocker tip.
Amplid the Pillow Talk: superwide specific powder board.
Arbor Wasteland: similar performance.