5 out of 5
January 28, 2013
I rode this board for the first time yesterday and was very pleased. This is my first purchased rocker board and found the amptek to be a good compromise for an old camber guy like me. I definitely noticed it wasn't as catchy as some of my old decks, but otherwise I enjoyed a stable ride all day. I also found the edge hold to be excellent, as advertised. I took it for a warm up at Mountain Creek NJ and it gripped well on all sorts of crusty stuff and even a few ice patches. I did have one wash out, but it's still a snowboard and not a pair of ice skates so you have to keep expectations in check a little bit. Overall, though, I think the magnatraction takes this from a solid all mountain board and makes it an excellent one, especially if you're stuck riding Ice Coast alot. Sure it's a Rossi and it prob won't get as many compliments on the lift as Libber or NS, but I really don't care since it's a solid performer. I'm looking forward to testing it out in some deeper stuff when I visit Squaw next week. I'd also like to add that it was delivered very quickly, one full day ahead of their projected date. Altrec customer service was excellent as well. I had a question about my order and they were very helpful and even followed up. Overall a solid purchase and a good experience.
Available sizes, while supplies last, include size 157 cm and size 161 cm: 157 cm, 161 cm.