A new addition to the Amplid collection for 23/24, the Soulmate takes inspiration from both the Singular series and the Souly Grail to create a genuinely versatile all-terrain board that delivers outstanding performance but at a more affordable price point. Aimed at snowboarders that prefer cruising around the mountain and searching out powder runs but who still want to take a lap of the park from time to time, this superb board is the perfect daily driver for anyone who wants to experience a more relaxed surf style of ride, but who is still looking for a great riding snowboard albeit at a lower price point. Built around a fully directional shape inspired by the Souly Grail, the Soulmate's 3D-shaped nose profile is paired with a compact Swallowtail to give the board outstanding float in the pow. However, not only is the Soul Mate great in the pow, but it's also a blast to ride around the resort. The mellow, easy-going flex works in total harmony with the state-of-the-art geometry to create a board that is a revelation on the piste, underlining the all-mountain versatility of this game-changing board.
Shape Overview: Directional
The Soulmate's advanced Diamond Tipped directional shape utilises Amplid's advanced 3D Crudbuster profiling. This convex 3D nose profile improves tracking and fluidity in deep snow. However, the contact points are not lifted to retain responsiveness, meaning you still get a dynamic edge engagement. In addition, the Ultra-wide, low-rising Flotation Tips create lift in powder without sucking-up speed. The Soulymate's mid-wide platform creates a stable overall feel whilst working in harmony with that fuller nose profile to improve float in the pow by increasing surface area rather than length. The tight-sidecut gives the board a dynamic response under foot and delivers the optimum balance between long and short turns. At the tail, the cut-out swallow narrow tail design allows the rear of the board to sink in deeper snow, again making powder performance effortless.
Profile: Directional Cruise Camber
The subtle rocker in the tips generates lots of lift at low speeds and an out-of-this-world, weightless feel at speed. Underfoot camber transmits power at its best and helps for increased edge grip when charging groomers.
The Soulmate's Omni wood core is the industry standard for lightweight, durable and versatile performance. This low-density Poplar wood core delivers great flex memory and is the industry standard for outstanding performance. It features tough, pre-cured composite impact plates placed beneath the bindings to add additional strength to the Omni core and help reduce core compression at the binding edges. These significantly reduce the risk of top sheet dings and breakages. Using Biaxial Glass structural layers ensures the Soulmate delivers a flawless blend of response and playfulness while keeping the weight down.
Base: Extruded 4 Base
Amplid's mind-boggling extruded base material offers next-level glide properties and rarely needs
waxing. It feels like a sintered base without the effort of maintaining it.