Skiing should be fun - and that's what the Black Diamond AMPerage is all about. This "playful" mid-fat ski is designed to huck backcountry booters, make pivot turns in the trees, and smear-turn its way through the powder. Unlike the similarly-sized, super-stiff, hard-charging BD Zealot, the AMPerage loves to turn and spin with its deep sidecut and underfoot camber. Full tip and tail rocker combined with a 115mm waist allow it to turn quickly on the groomers too. Torsion Box construction with a poplar-and-birch core and Formula One Technology reinforcement ribs lend the ski a high degree of torsional rigidity, while an Ollie Bar tail gives extra pop on take-offs and prevents wheelie-outs on landings.
Optimal Use: 60% soft snow / 40% hard snow
- BD Amperage 185 cm Review by JP skier
I meant I mounted them +1 cm (not +10CM!)
(Posted on 1/4/2014)
- BD Amperage, great tele ski Review by JP skier
I have been skiing them more this year, and now I really like the ski for all conditions. Even on hard , icy snow, I can throw in a few Parallel turns, and they do fine. While not a great ice ski with 115 underfoot, they are very stable, and when the snow is hard, just point 'em and go. They can make surprisingly quick turns on softer snow. My Amps are 183 cm.
I have them mounted up with NTN Freedoms, +10 cm . I usually ski them with the Prophet NTN boots. (Posted on 12/27/2013)
- great powder ski Review by dpman