G3, the Canadian-based company known for its industry-leading backcountry and sidecountry skiing gear, now offers an ultralight splitboard with many of the award-winning technologies from its ski line available for purchase at retailers starting September 1, 2013. Using carbon-fiber technology, the Blacksheep splitboard stands out as a lightweight, aggressive, progressive ride.
The addition of the Blacksheep splitboard to the G3 family follows the company’s introduction two years ago of splitboard skins with industry leading hardware for matching a splitboard’s unique shape. This year, G3 also adds a high-traction splitboard skin to the mix.
G3 Blacksheep Splitboard
The Blacksheep marks G3’s debut in splitboard snowboards, rounding out G3’s line to include the full range of backcountry-touring equipment. A mid-wide, all-mountain backcountry board, the Blacksheep is designed for the backcountry snowboarder seeking out deep powder stashes and steep lines. Lightweight, performance and durability are achieved with G3’s CarbonLight construction, which combines carbon and glass fiber laminates, a Poplar/Paulownia hybrid wood core, with unique semi-cap construction. The Blacksheep Splitboard offers excellent floatation as well as solid edge hold due to an innovative, low-profile full reverse camber, inspired by G3’s award-winning freeride skis. Coming in on the heels of G3’s popular, category-leading splitboard climbing skins, the Blacksheep is helping G3 to push backcountry snowboarding to its fullest potential. Available in 158, 162, 168. (300/257/292; 7 lbs. 6 oz. in 158cm). $749.95
G3 HighTraction Splitboard Skins
Well-known for its outstanding backcountry accessories line and its climbing skins, G3, is offering high-traction splitboard skins for 2013-2014. Created in response to a demand from splitboarders, the Alpinist HighTraction Splitboard Skinsare made from a high-plush nylon and have a 15% greater climbing ability. They are ideal skins for areas where steep skin tracks are common, and where the goal is to skin up as efficiently as possible in order to get the best turns downhill. (G3 still makes its regular Alpinist Splitboard Climbing Skins, for people looking to balance glide with climbing ability.) $179.95.
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