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I have the 163cm and it works great for all conditions. I’m 170lbs and 5’10. Floats nicely in the pow, and still is nimble enough for tight jump turns on steep firm slopes on corn days…..
It was a 2013 I believe….:)
Hi all, thanks for the interest. Board sold yesterday.
I usually ride a 160 cm board and opted for the 163 cm Miligram. Looking at the specs in my case, everything about the 163 was pretty identical to most of the 160 cm boards I’ve ridden in the past with the exception of the overall length, meaning the extra few centimeters were in the nose and not in contact with the snow unless i’m floating in the pow. So far I’ve found the extra length not to be an issue. I’d check all the specs on the 168 and compare it to what you’re currently on.
Given your foot size, I’d think you would want the extra waist width if you do go with the amplid. The length in my case seems to go un-noticed due to the fact that the board is so much lighter than my other splits and the specs are closer to a smaller board as mentioned above….
Pulled the trigger on the Amplid 163 split and recently got out on it for my first day. All I can say so far is wow. The thing tours like a dream, and rides even better. I was testing it in the resort, and made the first couple of runs down steep (40-45 degree) chopped snow. Then it was a couple of groomers, followed by avalanche work on the backside of the local hill (where I patrol at). Because the backside lift wasn’t running, I needed to do the control work in two runs via skinning with a couple other patrollers. Then, the lift opened later in the day, so I made a dozen or so runs lift assisted to end the day.
Normally, I don’t notice any different feeling about a split when riding in the backcountry, but when making multiple runs in the resort on a solid board and then taking out the split, I can tell a difference. With the Miligram, I couldn’t tell a difference…it was the first split I’ve ridden inbounds that rides like a solid. On the couple of laps I skinned with it toured nicely, like a normal split in that regard, but much lighter underfoot, which was definitely welcome. I can’t wait to test out the board in icier conditions, and will report back here if I remember to. So far I’m very happy with the board….
Nice review Buell, I always appreciate how thorough and detailed your board reviews are. Sounds like a board worth considering if weight shaving is a goal. I’m looking forward to your thoughts on how it rides on the spring volcanoes!
Nice edit on a fun mountain!
Nice summersgone, really beautiful country! I’d love to get out that way sometime. Looks like April has delivered, at least a little bit, all across the west. Hope we get one more storm before the season’s over!
So I got the TR to post. Of the 14 images in the post, it appears one image had a misplaced “space” between the url and the = sign in the following:
This either kept my entire TR from posting, or something else is going on with the forum…..
Cbalke, not sure I completely understand your question, but it will allow me to post 5 or 6 photos with the code for images to pop out, but it appears there’s some threshold where if I have more images than that nothing in the entire post will report. i.e. I think I can post a trip report with 20 photos, but only a few of them can pop out and the rest need to be regular sized images…..
Earlier tonight it worked with all the images regular sized, but when I tired to upsize them is when I run into problems….
Just spent over an hour working on a trip report. Worked with the small images, but now when I made the images pop out, the uploader fails and the TR won’t upload. Tried posting in multiple segments, still fails. Really the only reason I’m posting is due to the banter going back and forth about the forum issue…..as a long time user and poster I don’t want to see the forum die and want to do my part to help out, but I’m so effing disgusted right now…..the new platform sucks, plain and simple.
Looking for more help.
When I go to start a new topic and paste in the text at the bottom of the page in Trip Reports and hit submit it seems to go through the process of uploading , the web does its little spin and I get smoothly transferred back to the Trip Report page, but there is no new posting.
Tried to post a trip report as well about a month back after sweet hut trip. Spent a few hours working on the report and images, then had the same exact issue as described above. Very frustrating. I guess you can always link to your own blog….I hate that though. But, here’s the TR I was trying to post on this site:
I’ve had good luck with the Grivel Air Tech light aluminum crampons for most snow conditions. I also have a set of Grivel G12’s that work great for mixed snow/ice/rock. Used primarily on the Burton Driver X size 9 boots w/o issue…..
Given the option I prefer the old forum, but am learning to navigate around the new one. I do appreciate all the effort Chris has put into the new site.
I’ve been more than happy with my Mace 161. I did work with Allister to have it done with a custom 11m sidecut and the flat (no-wave) base, but it rides sweet. Durability has been great too.December 12, 2014 at 2:33 am in reply to: Update your avatar for a chance to win a G3 Bonesaw #691553
Cool, thanks Chris!
Thanks. I have one of these — guess I’ll be sending it back!October 1, 2014 at 3:31 am in reply to: Rider down – news reports Liz Daley killed in avalanche #677556
As was said above, what a kick to the gut. I didn’t know Liz personally, but always followed her TR’s and loved her stoke. She seemed to be living life to the fullest and was an inspiration to so many. A genuine person. This news is so sad. RIP Liz, and condolences to family and friends.September 25, 2014 at 7:57 pm in reply to: Powderwhore SOME THING ELSE Trailer and Propaganda #677093
See you guys in Eugene!