Ambassadors, mountain guides, internet forums and test days; each year feedback and inspiration from every credible source is painstakingly collected and contemplated to evolve and improve the Milligram. Neat, little tweaks and huge innovations are what keep its weight and ride superior.
Every trick in the book is used to keep this weight-weenie as light and as durable as possible. Carbon fiber, which has an unbelievable stiffness to weight ratio, replaces conventional fiberglass. Our secret recipe BBP core not only cuts weight, but helps to damp carbon’s nervous character. Tanga Tech reduces chipping and slashes 250g of unnecessary weight.
New Powder Pontoon, a band of UD carbon running from tip-to-tail along each board half, and additional reinforcement beneath the climbing wires increase spanning-strength reducing the risk of a dreaded snowhole snap. Amplid’s split-specific edge tune and Karakoram’s new UltraClips round-off the improvements to this year's masterpiece.
|Length:||166, 158, 168, 163, 165 Wide|
|Shape + Flex:||All Mountain, rather hard|
|The compatible bindings:||Spark R&D, SP United, Karakoram, Rossignol/Plum, Voile-USA Light Rail, Voile-USA Speed Rail, Burton/Spark Hitchhiker, Union|
|Processing + construction:||Industrially, Wood / Carbon|
|Lengths + wide division:||150cm - 160cm, 161cm - 168cm, ~ 260mm = normal , > 260mm = wide|
|Construction method / weight:||extrem leicht|
Leicht, leichter, Milligram
Ein super Brett für jeden der Höhenmeter sammelt. Das geringe Gewicht macht sich besonders auf Hochtouren und schwerem Gepäck positiv bemerkbar.
Die Ski steigen gut auf und bieten beim queren einen recht guten halt, da sie eine gute Steifigkeit haben und einen guten Kantenhalt bieten.
Das Board fährt sich brutal gut im Tiefschnee, kommt aber auch mit so ziemlich allen anderen Bedingungen zurecht.
Zu Thema Haltbarkeit kann ich nur sagen,wenn man ein bisschen pfleglich mit dem Board umgeht, merkt man keine Unterschiede. Habe mit meinen Board jetzt ungefähr 100 Skitouren gemacht in den letzten 2 Wintern und es fährt sich nach wie vor sehr gut (es ist ein bisschen weicher geworden).
Allerdings ist das Milligram kein Steinboard, das geringe Gewicht kommt nicht von ungefähr, so ist auch der Belag ein bisschen dünner und somit ist der Belag empfindlicher als bei "normalen" Boards. Aber wer den Felskontakt nicht sucht hat eigentlich keine Probleme.
|overall length (mm)||1530||1580||1630||1650||1680|
|nose length (mm)||235||250||250||250||250|
|running length (mm)||1090||1140||1190||1210||1240|
|tail length (mm)||205||190||190||190||190|
|waist width (mm)||245||255||259||265||268|
|nose width (mm)||287||299||303||310||313|
|tail width (mm)||284||293||297||304||307|
|sidecut depth (mm)||20,3||20.5||20,5||21.5||21.5|
|sidecut radius (m)||7,25||8.25||8.6||8.9||9.1|
|stance position||15 back||15 back||15 back||15 back||15 back|
|nose radius (mm)||600||600||600||600||600|
|tail radius (mm)||400||400||400||400||400|
|ref stance (cm / inch)||55 (50 - 58)||55 (51 - 59)||56 (52 - 60)||57 (53 - 61)||58 (54 - 62)|
|camber||Dir. Cruise Camber||Dir. Cruise Camber||Dir. Cruise Camber||Dir. Cruise Camber|
|approx weight (kg)||2.4-2.6||2.6-2.7||2.8-2.9||2.9-3.0||3.0-3.1|
|rider weight-range (kg)||52-72||50-75||65-85||70-100||80-100|
The lightest wood core money can buy. Weightless Paulownia and Balsa are carefully arranged with stronger Birch to save valuable grams without sacrificing strength.
On the Milligram we have added multidirectional glass pads in the binding area, to avoid dings caused by the pointy corners of metal splitboard binding bases. These pads enhance durability while only adding minimal weight.
Full Carbon Jacket
Amplid’s Full Carbon Jacket is the most expensive fiber laminate in Amplid’s arsenal. Carbon’s tensile strength to weight ratio is unbeatable, it allows the use of thinner, almost weightless laminates to achieve the same flex profile. Its responsive and energized feel is unique.
Ultra wide, low rising tips that exist purely to create lift in powder without sucking-up speed. They add a surfy feel to skis and snowboards.
Topless Tanga Technology
A partial, hardwearing topsheet material deliberately used in areas where chipping might otherwise occur. This minimalist approach reduces weight for touring.
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.
We lightly round the edges at the tip and tail, outside of the effective edge. Blunting these edges reduces chipping to the topsheet during skinning.
Bolted Tip Clips
Using threaded bolts instead of rivets allows broken tip clips to be easily replaced, on the hill, without the need for a workshop full of tools.
Spanning a snow hole with one split ski at full stride can snap it clean in two. Extra unidirectional carbon stringers along the underside of the core increases bending stiffness, reducing “dishing” in deep snow and increasing breaking resistance.
Peter Bauer had already contacted me before the first ISPO presentation of the Milligram, which was in January 2013, when the milligram was only available in short lengths and I was very sceptical about its durability. We have a lot of experience with PRIOR in the field of lightweight construction and under no circumstances do we want to reduce weight at the expense of durability or driving pleasure. It should therefore be a few more years before the product range and the reliability/stability of the Milligram met our requirements. In winter 17/18 the time had come. The milligram is available in 158 - 168 and has a weight of approx. 2.5kg with a length of 163. That is 15.3 grams per model/shape centimeter. For comparison, a Prior XTC BC 165 has 17 grams per model centimeter.
So I have tested a 163 milligram almost a whole season - that corresponds to about 5-10 seasons of a standard tourer. I can recommend it without restrictions in terms of durability. Maybe some critical customers would criticize one or the other. For example, the cover sheet took place in some areas. But only in heavily used. So I think it's acceptable and a natural wear and tear.
That was the most difficult point. We had the 163 Milligram Tester with us e.g. at our Splitboard Festival CTM. The best opportunity to test shapes in direct comparison. Here the team's opinion was not unanimous. In order for us to include a new shape in our range, it must have an average grade of 2(good). There are: 1(gigantic), 2(good) or 3(not my stuff). With intermediate grades, of course, just like in the school system. Unfortunately, the milligram did not manage the smooth 2 at the first attempt. But I didn't give up. After various binding adjustment attempts, I came up with a variant in which it was enough for me to have a 1-2. Also our Matthias, gave the Milligram towards the end of the season a 1-2th entrance test driving feeling: Passed
Ascent / edge hold:
which is an All-Mountain Shape, with a moderate radius the edge hold is correspondingly good.
The demands on a 1,200 EUR split board are simply very high. If you want the lightest material on the market, the milligram is the best choice and the high price is justified, as currently no other manufacturer can produce this shape weight. (15.3 grams per model/shape centimeter) Even if it is only a few grams in total.
Peter Bauer has a great splitboard at the start with the Milligram and I am happy that we have had it in our assortment since 18/19! In combination with an ARC PRO you get the extremely light value of approx. 2 KG per foot! This is truly the lightest SET UP ever produced in series. I will test this complete SET UP in 18/19 for durability.
a season milligram with the ARC PRO was a successful test. Everything has kept no breaks or problems.
So good that we now have 2 more shapes from Amplid in our program.