Embrace your frontside.
Forget the stigma—ripping trenches into perfect corduroy and mobbing through leftover chunder is fun as hell, and you know it. It takes special tools to do though, which is why Amplid made the edgy, powerful, and aggressive Alter Ego Ski. A slight anomaly in the world of fatter-is-better, the Alter Ego checks in at a relatively svelte 95mm underfoot, which isn't exactly the width of a traditional carver, but it's no pow fatty, either. Amplid built it with a whole mess of sidecut, so you can rip turns without having to check speed, and it laid down two Titanal Centriband laminates, which form a stiff layer in the center of the core to slingshot the Alter Ego from edge to edge without losing any energy. It also outfitted the ski with Basalt suspension strips that are laid down in a V pattern to direct energy into the edges for a powerful, aggressive feel without chatter or deflection.
Underneath this powerful beast lies a quick and lively Omni wood core, which keeps the Alter Ego from feeling like the dead, damp two by fours that give carving skis a bad name. Amplid pressed it into its Cruise Camber profile, which combines a generous amount of underfoot camber with a slight tip rocker and flat tail, so you can enjoy surprising float in soft snow and powerful turn finishing on hardpack. Roundtop sidewalls keep the Alter Ego's topsheets from chipping and blowing out, and the TPU spin tips reduce weight to help the Alter Ego stay nimble in tight spots, so you don't get sketched out if you take it into the trees or decide to zip up a bump line under the lift.
- A ski to remind you just how much fun corduroy can be
- Slender 95mm waist transitions quickly from edge to edge
- Rockered tip floats off piste and initiates turns easily
- Camber underfoot lends bombproof stability on edge
- Lively Omni wood core keeps the ski energetic and quick
- Titanal laminates and Basalt suspension strips enhance stiffness
- Item #AMP000H