• Very Competent Float
  • Softer Flex for this shape


  • Softer Flex For This Shape


The Amplid Morning Glory has a very turny look to it but actually has a more down the line feel along with good pop and an easy flex.

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Riding Style Freeride
Riding Level Intermediate - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10
Manufactured in China
Shape Directional
Camber Profile Hybrid Camber
Stance Setback over 20mm
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Powder Great
Base Glide Good
Carving Good
Speed Good
Uneven Terrain Good
Switch Average
Jumps Good
Jibbing Average
Pipe Good
On Snow Feel


Turn Initiation


Skidded Turns






Edge Hold

Hard Snow

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Amplid Morning Glory Written Review Review by The Good Ride

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A Breakdown Of How It Rides And Who It Is For

Amplid Morning Glory Review - The Good Ride

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How This Review Happened:

I borrowed this for an extended demo and sent it back.
Size: 160
Days: 4
Conditions: Pretty good groomers, varied snow and good powder thanks to the Drift Board Bindings & Union Rovers
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-190lbs), Davey (Size 12, 240lbs, 6’4”)
Boots: Ride Torrent, Burton Kendo
Insoles: F.I.T. Gamechangers
Bindings: Union Atlas, Union Force
Redundancy: Strapins in case boots or bindings break.
Jacket: Jones Mtn Surf Anorak, Skyline Fuse Jacket, Jones Shralpinist Stretch Jacket, Burton AK Gore-Tex Pro 3L Tusk Jacket,
Pant: Jones Mountain Surf Bib, Jones Shralpinist Stretch Bib,  Burton AK Gore-Tex Pro 3L Hover Pant,
Helmet: Smith Maze
Goggle: Smith 4D Mag
Gloves: Burton AK Clutch Mitt, Burton AK Tech Leather Glove, Drop Tahoma Mitt,

Similar Boards We Like (but not the same): Burton Skeleton Key, YES PYL Uninc, Cardiff Powgoda, Jones Mind Expander

James’s Set Up: 21.5” Wide. Sance Angles +18/+3. Close to Reference on groomers and Set all the way back in powder.
Davey’s Set Up: 23” Wide. Sance Angles +18/-3, +18/+3, +24/+6. Close to Reference on groomers and Set all the way back in powder.

How It Was Tested

Amplid Morning Glory How it was tested

I often rode this same day against the Cardiff Powgoda, Amplid Snomelier, Aloha Vibes, and other Amplid boards.

Approximate Weight

The Amplid (We don’t put in the exact weight because with wood cores, there is no consistency in a boards weight)


Amplid Morning Glory Sizing

Sizing is all about balancing what fits your boot size and your weight for how you like to ride. If your boot is too wide, you can’t turn it, and if it’s too narrow, you get the dreaded Toe & Heel Drag. Your weight is a close second to boot size because it determines how the board will feel under your foot.  Height comes in a distant 3rd. Some prefer control so matching the boot size is the priority. Others prefer dampness over control and like to size up.

Here are some ideal US boot sizes for these boards.
160: 9-10

For weight, I would stay close to the brand’s recommended weight ranges. If it comes down to boot size or weight, I would ensure it fits your boot first and then your weight a close second.


Amplid Morning Glory Shape

The Amplid Morning Glory is pretty tapered and directional with 25mm of taper. You ride this setback on sidecut as well as a good bit more on board. It doesn’t have that washy tail tapered feel, though, and I never once felt like I needed to back weight the tail to keep it from washing out.

Camber/On Snow Feel/Ability Level

Amplid Morning Glory Camber

You have a healthy bow of camber but with a little early rise to make it a little easier to skid a turn than full camber. I would keep it with committed intermediates and up.

Flex Personality

Amplid Morning Glory Flex

The Amplid Morning Glory Flex is very soft for a board like this. It’s almost medium soft and has a very rubbery but still poppy personality. If you like stiff boards, this isn’t for you, but I really enjoyed how easy it was to ollie and butter.

Uneven Snow

Amplid Morning Glory Uneven Snow

I thought this would be a bucky and bouncy mess in soft/thick, uneven snow, but it surprised me. It bounced you around, but there is a predictable, non-fatiguing feel to it that I was more than fine with. In hard, uneven snow, the edge stays quiet, and I like that.

Edge Hold

Amplid Morning Glory Edge Hold

There is a very competent grip here, and the way the sidecut tapers in after the front foot almost gives the Amplid Morning Glory some disruption, and it grips well in hardish snow.


So you have a softer flex but with a very straight line-friendly side cut, so it’s kind of an oxymoron like my last name (pronounced Beasty) is. I had no problem pointing this but it doesn’t bomb like some boards can.

Base Glide

Amplid Morning Glory Base

Pretty good and upper tier but not super glidey like some bases out there. I really felt more glide with the Powgoda vs. the Morning Glory on same day tests.

Turning Experience/Carving

Amplid Morning Glory Turning

So the Amplid Morning Glory initiates a turn pretty quickly. Once on edge, like all Amplid boards, it favors front-foot weighted turns more than center or back-foot weighted turns. That being said it won’t fight you if you want to back foot or center weight it. There is a good spring out of the turn. It definitely prefers down-the-line turns over across the groomer or circle carves, and it’s not super tiny. You can slash in pow, though, and it’s very different from most of its peers with a similar shape. I personally think that’s good because this will satisfy that down-the-line turner looking for a fun, easy-riding shape.


Amplid Morning Glory Pow

The Amplid Morning Glory has a very competent, easy float, and it handled a knee to mid-thigh high pow day quite easily.

Amplid Morning Glory Pow Set Back

When it comes to setting it all the way back, the Morning Glory is a -5.25″ setback at a 22″ stance width. That’s pretty far back. Then you factor in the big ass nose and narrow tapered tail, you have a very competent floater.

Final Thoughts

Overall, the Amplid Morning Glory has a more down-the-line, less turny take on many of those turny boards out there like the Cardiff Powgoda or Jones Mind Expander.

Amplid Morning Glory Specs

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