• Amplid Provoke 2013

      • Review by mynamesandrew on Jan 09, 2015 @ 11:24 PM
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      • Reviewed Ski Size: 175 (115-84-115) Review:

        A very fun ski, for the 5 days until it broke. The whole tip of the ski blew up on a rail and the base material flew out of the tip. It was very lightweight and buttery, which was great but the lack of durability of the product has lead me to no longer use Amplid products.

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        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
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      • Review by Negromancer on Oct 03, 2014 @ 7:02 AM
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      • Review:

        Background info first:
        Mounted these skis with Rossignol Axial2 120's, I am 170cm tall and weigh 60Kg and expert level skier.

        I got these skis for a killer deal of only a $180 (from LevelNineSports) because of this price I though that they would have mediocre quality and performance but I have been pleasantly surprised.

        Carving:
        I spent a week on them at Cardrona NZ and they were excellent all round. The conditions were hard pack and quite icy in places. I had no problems carving or holding edge on hard snow and even at very high speeds I didn't notice and jittering or stability problems. For a ski that is marketed as a urban and park thrash ski they really seem to do an excellent job at carving and making quick turns as well as long wide carves.

        Park:
        Best skis I've used in the park ever. They are light and extremely easy to throw around, spins on and off rails are really easy and quick front/back swaps are no problems as well. On jumps due to their light weight and low swing weight they are extremely easy to spin/flip on and flick around in the air. They also are stable on landings, took a couple of landings pretty deep on the last jump in the triple line (70ft) at Cardrona and didn't have any problems with washing out or over flexing the ski.
        The profile of the ski rocker-camber-rocker and overall flex is spot on. The rocker makes butters, little spins and jibs super fun but at the same time it isn't so big that it gives me a sense of poor stability on landings. Camber is also there and immensely helps with holding an edge and getting a good pop from the ski.
        I'd say the ski is medium flex for a park ski. For someone bigger and heavier than me it'd probably be a soft flex and potentially too soft for a very heavy person. I'm only 60kg though and the flex feels awesome and consistent.

        Durability:
        I can only provide a short term idea of durability as I've only skied a week at Cardrona and spent a couple days skiing a Snowdome on them. The snowdome is extremely brutal on skis though and I ski extremely hard on them, but from what I can tell durability seems to be good. The most of important parts of the ski, the base and edges, seem to be good durability. I ran over a couple rocks at Cardrona and have hit a lot of rails now and no significant damage that is detrimental to the performance of the ski had been caused. The bases and edges show no signs of significant wear or damage even after running over rocks and hitting rails.
        The only thing I could say is that the maybe the top sheets are slightly prone to chipping. I say this because were the top sheet meets the sidewall there is a full 90° angle so the edge (not the metal edge), the edge that connects the top sheet and sidewall is not rounded and is 'sharp'. This makes it a bit more prone to being banged inwards and chipping.

        Overall I'd give these skis 9/10, I'd recommend them to the physically lighter person who still aggressively skis park. They're a great option for anyone looking for a cheap but excellent quality fun and playful park ski. For $180 these skis so far have been great, I spent $700+ NZD on my Armada AR7's last season and so far the Provokes have been a more fun ski.

        TL;DR: Fun, light, playful, cheap and durable. Give them a shot.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • Provoke
    • Manufacturer:
    • Amplid
    • Year:
    • 2013
    • Gender:
    • Neutral
    • At A Glance
    • Terrain
    • Park
      Pow
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Flex
    • Soft
      Stiff
    • Camber
    • Cambered
      Rockered
    • Pop
    • No Pop
      Poppy
    • Stability
    • Jittery
      Stable
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