Useful tips for G3 skis
G3 has been manufacturing outdoor equipment for over 15 years and becomes very skilled in making quality skis, which are known for comfort, versatility and durability. The company’s ski projects have proven that you don’t have to sacrifice your ability to handle precision when designing skis that you can travel all day. From high-octane sea drops to moguls and caretakers in the resort, these skis are built to withstand and manage all types of terrain.
The G3 has several different varieties of skis. Whether you are looking for fat or all-mountain skis, light styles and freeride or touring skis, the G3 has it all. The G3 skis have several different series of skis designed for a variety of areas. The Descent series is freeride skis and they are all designed using a rather unique construction, using a thin medal sheet as well as a medal sheet at the base. They combine to give Descent skis a smoothness that is hard to replicate in other skis. Downhill skis include Infidel, Manhattan and Highball. All these hard-loading skis are built to accelerate the mountain with very large lines.
The G3 Mountain ski series is made for general skiing and is around medium fat skis. They have a lighter weight peak, a tail for climbing and the ability to go anywhere in the mountains. These include the Zen Oxide, Saint and Tonic models.
Find out what type of G3 skis are best for you.
There are a few factors to consider when trying to determine the right ski model for you.
Track – these skis are made for sculpture and can fight a little when skiing in less powdery conditions. However, if you hit that sweet spot of powder, get ready to have a wonderful walk.
All Mountain – built as general purpose skis, they will give you access to a wide variety of snow conditions. These skis will typically contain fewer dynamic qualities of cross-country and country skis, but will consistently operate in a variety of conditions.
Backcountry – these skis are designed to go out of bounds and are usually lighter and are made to travel well upwards. So, if it’s time to skip the ropes and go hiking, check them out.
Determining the appropriate length of ski requires 3 factors: height, weight and ability. Although there are general rules that can provide an approximate length of skiing depending on your height (in general, skiing should reach the tip of your nose), these can vary depending on your weight and ability. You should think about trying to use a method that is also based on weight and ability. E.g
Start with your weight –
Under 49KG – 140cm (135cm women)
50 – 56KG – 145cm (140cm women)
57 – 62KG – 150cm (145cm women)
63 – 68KG – 155cm (148cm women)
69 – 75KG – 160cm (152cm women)
76 – 81KG – 165cm ( 156cm women)
82KG + – 170cm (163cm women)
This will give you a basic measurement for your skis. Then measure your ability using the following guide:
1 – 4 Never skied before – Starting to turn in parallel on the blues
5 – 7 Venturing on the reds, turn sometimes – Comfortable skiing most black pistes
8 – 10 Comfortable on ice, off piste – Professional instructor or race
Now you know that your level simply makes the following change to the length we set above:
Level 1-4 – No changes
Level 5-7 – Add about 5cm
Level 8-10 – Add about 10cm
This should be a good start to finding out what type of skiing you will need.
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