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Do you ever forgo bindings and staple your boots directly to your skis' Go beardless all winter long to cut down on the ounces' Frequently ski naked, just to keep things light' If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, take a peek at the G3 Synapse Carbon 101 Ski, an ultralight (under five pounds) freeride ski that eats powder for breakfast, mops up variable conditions for lunch, and finishes it off with some edgy hardpack performance. Built using G3's Carbon Stealth Construction--quadraxial and triaxial carbon-fiber laminates above and below the poplar and paulownia core--the Synapse is designed to be super versatile, with a 101mm waist, low camber underfoot, and early rise in the tip and tail. The tip rise is much more pronounced than in the tail, making it easy to start turns and float up and over powder, the subtle tail rocker lets you lock into and break out of turns with ease, and the cambered section bites into hardpack and helps you navigate the sketchy conditions that are an inevitable part of backcountry skiing. To keep weight down even more, G3 designed the Synapse with a Stealth Razor edge profile, which reduces the edge mass wherever necessary, without compromising durability. The sidewalls are made of a combination of bombproof ABS and TPU for durability and ultra-efficient power transfer, and G3 also threw in a short Titanal layer under the foot for a bit of stiffness and plenty of binding retention. The whole package is topped off with Rockwell C48 steel edges, P-Tex 2000 Electra sintered bases, and UV- and scratch-resistant bases to keep your boards looking so fresh and so clean.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
Light and versatile, the Synapse Carbon 101's five point design and conservative underfoot width make this ski great for those seeking low weight and reliable performance in the backcountry. With the 5 point design and a rocker, camber, low rise tail profile, the Synapse is driven easily through a variety of soft snow conditions. The mix of poplar and paulownia hardwoods give the ski a distinct pop and playfulness while two sets of carbon laminates add torsional stiffness for a balanced feel. The rockered tip and low rise tail allow the Synapse to cruise over choppy snow and provide forgiveness in the turn. If engaged the skier can confidently move from edge to edge and pivot when skied over center. The great thing about the backcountry is the unknown, the Synapse is the ski that will help you navigate it. The core of the Synapse starts with a poplar and paulownia blend. The combination of these hardwoods gives the ski a fun and playful flex. To excel in the backcountry, quadraxial and triaxial carbon fiber laminates are used. These help by increasing the torsional stiffness and keeping the ski light. A titanal binding plate is added for extra durability and drive from the binding mount. Lastly, ABS/TPU sidewalls are used for strength and more torsional stiffness.
- Bentgate.com refers to the men's version
Giving new meaning to all-mountain performance, the G3 Synapse Carbon 101's super versatile width, progressive camber, and ridiculously light weight will steer this agile ski up and down any mountain you set your eyes on. Play in the pow with ease or give mountain goats a run for their money.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version
Light and carbon enhanced, the G3 Synapse Carbon 101 skis are a freeride dream come true. The stealth body shape dices through powder and not-so-powder with equal ease. On the up track, the buoyant 101mm waist and measly 5 pounds of weight will have you waiting around while your ski buddies catch up. -- Quadraxial and triaxial carbon-fiber laminates-- Freeride Rocker tip and Stealth early-rise tail-- Flatten camber underfoot-- Poplar and paulownia wood core-- Titanal binding-mount plate-- Stealth Razor edge profile and ABS/TPU sidewalls-- Rockwell C48 steel edges-- P-Tex 2000 Electra sintered base
- OMCgear refers to the men's version