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G3 ZenOxide Skis 2012

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G3 ZenOxide Skis 2012: The G3 ZenOxide Skis are G3’s fattest lightweight ski and a backcountry favorite. They feature the razor low mass tip, early rise tip, and a lightweight paulownia/poplar core. Uphill endeavors are now even less work without adding compromise when it comes to the down. From ridgelines to lift-lines, the ZenOxide allows you to take a deep breath and experience the mantra of effortless travel and confident descents.
Early Rise 1 camberline shape is G3’s basic early tip rise combined with just the right amount of camber underfoot. This is an easy initiation to the modern freeride feel of effortless floatation with a shorter running surface in firm snow and longer running surface in soft snow resulting in a more agile yet stable ski.
Classic sidecut for a close to even fore and aft creates predictable and balanced arcs for those who prefer traditional ski behavior.
Cap sidewall construction
Razor low mass tip geometry makes for a streamlined high tip with reduced mass. This makes for a ski that rises to the surface and slices through deep snow while both breaking tail and skiing
CoreLight made from ultra light Paulownia and light Poplar wood for very lightweight yet durable skis
A 4 multi-axial fiberglass classic is G3’s original construction with 2 layers of multi-axial glass both above and below the wood core. This means reinforcement for loading from all directions for a more stable, solid ride. It is the dampest non-metallic construction available.
Binding Compatibility
We recommend a brake width that is equal to the ski waist width and at most 15 mm wider.


  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Alpine Touring
    All-mountain skis are designed to handle anything you throw at them including powder, ice, groomers, steeps, heavy snow, and everything in between, but they aren’t necessarily a master of any one terrain. If you’re only going to own one ski to do it all, this is what you want. All-mountain skis generally have what we call mid-fat waists that range from 80-110 mm.
    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.
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced
    The majority of skiers/snowboarders fall into this level, whether you like to carve on groomers or venture into the powder. These skis/snowboards may be somewhat wider than beginner-intermediate skis, usually with a stronger wood core and sandwich sidewall construction. Depending on the type of ski, intermediate-advanced level skis may have full camber, rocker, or some combination of the two.
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber
    Rocker/Camber skis pair a traditional cambered profile underfoot with an elongated, early rise tip borrowed from fully rockered skis. This profile places the front contact point further back from the tip, while the rear contact point remains close to the tail. The rockered tip allows for better flotation and less edge catch for increased float in deep snow, while the cambered rear stores and transmits energy similarly to a fully cambered ski.
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Flat
    This is your traditional tail, designed to have edge contact all the way through the tail, and only designed for skiing forward. This is also preferred for alpine touring, as you can stick the tails of your skis in the snow.
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime
Size (cm) 171 178 186 191
Tip Width (mm) 131 131 131 131
Waist Width (mm) 105 105 105 105
Tail Width (mm) 123 123 123 123
Turning Radius (m) 23 31
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