Board: Amplid Stereo
Camber Option: Hybrid V. Flat between the feet, camber under foot, and rocker in the tips.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 T1DB Size 10
My Weight: 175lbs
Conditions: Springtime conditions. Firm to mashed potato snow with sunny blue skies.
Flex: This board has a true middle of the road predictable flex pattern. The tips are softer which give it a lot of play but then it stiffens up under foot and through the middle.
Stability: The boards stable for an all around resort deck. It didn’t matter if I was cruising a groomer, the park, or the side hits it never once wanted to buck me.
Ollies: This board has a lot of snap in the tips. The way it flexes you can really load it up and snap off of whatever obstacle is in the way.
Pop On Jumps: Small, medium, and even large jumps aren’t a problem with this deck. It’s at home popping off the lip and sucking up the landing.
Butterability: This boards tip shape and profile really help with buttering. You can get up on the tips with ease and they lock in real well. There’s enough rebound from the board to pop you back out but not make you feel like it’s trying to slingshot you.
Jibbing: There’s a great sweet spot on this board that really locks into presses. I attribute this to the hybrid camber profile and blunt shape.
Carving: Short quick turns or long drawn out ones, it doesn’t matter this board carves really well.
Rider in Mind: The master to none that is taking the board all over.
Personal Thoughts: There are boards out there that you get on and you instantly feel like you’ve been riding it forever. The Stereo is one of those boards. You hop on it and there’s no brief period of adjustment, you’re just locked in and ready to go.
Check out the 2015 review of the Stereo.
Comparable Boards: Flow Era, Monument FVK, Yes Public
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