G3 Alpinist High Traction Splitboard Climbing Skins
These are great skins. They stick well to the snow…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 200$
These are great skins. They stick well to the snow whether it be deep powder or a compact, polished skin track. Love the nose and tail clips and also the glue is great.
- Nose and tail clips
As I said, these are great skins, probably the best I have ever owned. They fit great on my split board, come with an excellent trimming tool which takes off the right amount off skin. The nose and tail clips work great, although the attachment points of the little hands that hold the clip to the edge do look a little flimsy but so far so good.
The glide on a flat track is not as much as I expected as you waste energy taking more step, but I guess the extra traction going up makes up for the little glide they have. On powder or on a polished track they hold very well. A bit of slippage on polished tracks that go up but that is to be expected.
Have had these for a couple of months now and the glue is still working well and I have had no problem with them yet. I recommend these skins to anyone who has some extra money to splurge on a nice pair of skins.
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Are you ready to yo-yo a steep bowl with that split board? You can climb like a tractor with the G3 Alpinist High Traction Splitboard Climbing Skins just be sympathitic to the poor followers in your up-track. Synthetic High Traction plush material Non-toxic, solvent free adhesive Short for board sizes 145-159mm, Medium for 159-173mm, Long for 168-182mm
G3 improved upon its legendary climbing skin design by using plush, high-traction synthetic material on the base of the Highfriction Splitboard Skin. Compared to previous skins, the high-friction material offers a 10- to 20-percent increase in traction on steep, hard-packed surface. Couple this increase in climbing ability with tip connectors that give this skin a glove-like fit, and you get the ideal solution for ditching the lift crowds in favor of untouched lines.
When the snow is good, it's hard to maintain the art of skinning, so G3 made the Alpinist HighTraction Splitboard Skins for the eager ones. With G3s legendary glide and a deeper shag, your legs (or your buddies legs) are the limit.
- Mountain Gear