The top of the tree when it comes to technology, response and performance, the Pentaquark is absolutely NOT for the faint-hearted. But for aggressive, powerful riders looking for the pinnacle of edge hold, precision and a slingshotted turning experience then the Pentaquark is impossible to beat.
Riding at Mach 10 on this is a given, and when you do you’ll be grateful no only for the long effective edge and energized camber, but also for Amplid’s Antiphase technology: noise-cancelling carbon fibres that tune out the high-speed chatter to deliver the smoothness of a 40-year-old single malt. Now on the third iteration, it’s even silkier than ever before.
Riders hungry for carving out trenches when you need the precision of a surgeon’s knife will be rewarded with a board that amplifies the energy you put in in spades.
Amplid Pentaquark Snowboard
Full Camber - Burly man-camber, designed for maximum edge hold and explosive pop. Full Camber is best suited to high-end shreds where performance is paramount. It’s hard work to ride well, but being slingshot out of carves and launched high above the coping is all the reward you’ll ever need.
Antiphase - An advanced composite damping technology, developed in house at Amplid, which reduces unwanted vibrations for a smoother more controlled ride.
Lite Core - Uber light wood varieties are cut, treated and aligned in a way only our factory knows. Its strength to weight ratio has scientists baffled.
All Terrain Tips - A smooth kick radius and fuller tip outline improves deep snow floatation without adding swing weight.
Sintered 7HD Base - A premium sintered plastic which readily absorbs wax and will out-run your riding buddies’ bases without breaking a sweat. You better get used to waiting.
Pre-Cured Impact Plates - Tough, pre-cured composite impact plates placed beneath bindings and touring hardware significantly reduce the risk of topsheet dings and breakages.
Triax-Glass - Usually biaxial glass is optimum, but occasionally only the increased torsional rigidity of triax, which in layman’s terms means more grip and response, will do.
Centrifugal Carbon - Unidirectional carbon stringers placed in the tail, to amplify pop and acceleration out of the turn.
Hexo2 - Spin to win with effortless style. Amplid’s HEXO2 replaces specific areas of weightier wood at the tips with featherlight recycled paper honeycomb, practically eliminating swing weight.
158 overall length (mm) 1580 nose length (mm) 220 running length (mm) 1210 tail length (mm) 150 waist width (mm) 260 nose width (mm) 306 tail width (mm) 303 sidecut depth (mm) 21.5 sidecut radius (m) 8.6 stance position 10 back nose radius (mm) 512 tail radius (mm) 500 ref stance (cm) 57 (53-61) camber Pop Camber approx weight (kg) 3 rider weight-range (kg) 65-89 active surface area (cm2) 4390