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G3 Highball Skis 2012

G3 Highball Skis 2012: The G3 Highball Skis are G3’s biggest ski. It is the most predictably behaving ski in testing and is unparalleled in its easiness to ski in all conditions. With a perfectly tuned camberline, you get tons of edge pressure on hard pack and just the right pre set deflection to initiate perfect turns on the loose snow pack. It’s the ultimate freeride tool.
Shape
Sweet Rise rocker style is the new freeride camberline that provides a continuous negative curvature matched with the ski side cut, making the ski ready to initiate a perfect turn, at will, in any conditions. The skier can choose when the ski tips and tail will start working for him in challenging snow conditions.
Variable J sidecut construction with a longer turning radius in the front half of the ski and a shorter turning radius in the rear resulting in predictable initiation and mid turn stability with a reserve of power for the exit.
Construction
Capped construction at tip and tail means increased torsional rigidity for higher performance, increased durability and tolerance for edge abuse.
The highball has a low mass tip geometry that reduces mass in the tip to create reduced tip flutter, high speed jitters and a more balanced swing weight.
Electra Sintered Base
Flex
PowerRide construction: Macroblock Core is made of high quality poplar wood laminate with 4 layers of multi-axial fiberglass reinforcement to maximize overall strength and rigidity.
Lightweight Titanal deck construction offers the best possible torsion rigidity and energy return delivering the most power and stability.
Binding Compatibility
We recommend a brake width that is equal to the ski waist width and at most 15 mm wider.

Specs

  • Terrain: Alpine Touring, Powder
    Alpine Touring
    Also known as backcountry skis, alpine touring (AT) skis are designed for going uphill as well as downhill. These skis are typically light for their width and many feature fittings that accept climbing skins. AT skis vary in width and weight, with the wider heavier versions usually used for winter/deep snow touring and the skinnier, lighter skis usually used for spring/summer/long distance touring.
    Powder
    These skis are for the deep days. If you like to find powder stashes at your local resort, go on backcountry missions for the freshest of fresh or heli ski trips to BC, powder skis are what you need to stay afloat. Skis in the powder category are wide and most often have some form of rocker or early rise plus a relatively soft flex. Many powder skis today are versatile enough to handle mixed conditions and harder snow.
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert
    Advanced-Expert
    Whether you charge the steepest lines, carve with race-like precision, hit the biggest jumps or halfpipes; advanced to expert level skis/snowboards are for the more aggressive rider. You will often find the addition of layers of metal, carbon, bamboo, or other stringers in these. These features work to make a stiffer ski/snowboard with more power and rebound.
  • Rocker Type: Rocker
    Rocker
    Rocker (also called reverse-camber) is just as it sounds – camber turned upside down. Rocker skis have a side profile with a smooth downward curvature and a contact point at the middle of the ski. Rocker skis excel in deep powder. This profile provides the skis with less tip and tail hang up to prevent from catching edges and allows the skis to initiate turns extremely quickly. This profile doesn’t perform as well in icy conditions or on harder snow but if you spend lots of time in deep, untracked snow and like a more playful ski, Rocker is a great choice.
  • Core/Laminates: Metal, Wood
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip
    Full Twin Tip
    Desinged to allow you to ski backwards, full twin tips are found primarily on park & pipe skis and freestyle powder skis. More and more, we are seeing twin tips on all-mountain skis of all abilities, as it makes it a little easier to get around, and for the most part does not inhibit forward skiing.
  • Warranty: Lifetime
Size (cm) 175 180 185 190
Tip Width (mm) 140 140 140 140
Waist Width (mm) 116 116 116 116
Tail Width (mm) 127 127 127 127
Turning Radius (m) 24 29
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