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Description of G3 Genuine Guide Gear Xenoxide SkisIf youre a guide in the backcountry, other peoples lives can depend on the gear that you choose. Thats why, in 1995, when G3 started making avalanche probes, they decided to hold every item they made to a higher standard. Will this piece of equipment improve the abilities and safety of professionals who live and work in the backcountry The markets fattest lightweight ski makes uphill endeavours less work, without compromising downhill performance. Sharing the same footprint as the El Hombre, but built with a lightweight paulownia core, the ZenOxide is our mantra for effortless travel and confident descents.FeaturesTipWaistTail Width 136 105 124 cmAvailable Lengths 170, 177, 185Weight 3.6kg 7.9lb 177cmSkiing Style Technical, FreerideConstruction Lightweight StandardSki Type FatAbility Intermediate, Advanced, ExpertTerrain Freeride, Touring

- US Outdoor Store

If you assumed ZenOxide is something the kids are doing now that nitrous is played out, well, you're half right. It's a hell of a time, and everyone wants to be on it, but it's not what you think. Nope, the ZenOxide Carbon 105 is G3's ultralight touring/powder ski, back unchanged for its second year after blowing away the fast-and-light big-mountain community on the first go-round. Designed to bridge the gap between ultralight mountaineering and big-mountain powder skis, the ZenOxide weights under three pounds per ski, making it the lightest 105mm-waisted ski in the world. It's not some rando noodle, though, as it comes with a full carbon-fiber cap and two triaxial carbon-fiber laminates that give it the torsional rigidity and fore-aft stiffness to charge and the lightness to make short work of the skin track, so you can tack on pow lap after pow lap without beating up your legs before you get to the top. All the carbon is wrapped around a paulownia and poplar wood core that gives the ZenOxide a smooth flex and lively feel when you're surfing through powder, outfitted with a Titanal mounting plate for strong and reliable binding installation, and topped off with a shiny nylon topsheet that resists UV rays to keep your skis from slowly fading in the sun. The ZenOxide's a powder ski, but the backcountry serves up plenty of variable conditions when you're least expecting them, so G3 gave it a solid amount of traditional camber underfoot to increase power and hold when you need to lay down a solid edge. The early-rise tip gives the ability to float through powder and stay nimble in tight spots, while the ski's relatively long running surface and generous turning radius keeps you stable as a table when you're opening it up down big faces and pointing it out the bottom of tight chutes. It's also outfitted with burly steel edges and a fast, tough P-Tex 2000 Electra base to keep you moving fast and holding tight edges in everything from deep snow to unexpected winds...


Notwithstanding new entrants in the lighter-is-better contest, the G3 Zenoxide Carbon 105 ski are about the lightest, for its width, available. More suited to the trailhead than the resort trails, the Zenoxide Carbon has risen to cult status, and for good reason. The slight early rise tip, with some positive camber underfoot, make the skis agile and turn initiation instant, especially in tougher snow conditions and ziggy-zaggy up-tracks. -- Early rise 1 profile has mild rocker with some camber underfoot-- Sidewall: Single Density ABS/TPU-- Paulownia/Poplar wood core -- CarbonUltralight construction-- Semi-capped top sheet-- Ptex Electra 2000 base

- OMCgear

The magic 105 waist width 100% carbon wrap makes G3's ZenOxide C3 105 Ski lighter, stiffer and smoother than ever before. Even though the lighter weight takes you higher faster, there's no compromise to feel or control once you get to the top. With lots of tip rocker and surprising stiffness, you can blast down icy descent and powder chutes with ample confidence.

- Mountain Gear


Weight 3.3 kg (171 cm) / 3.6 kg (177 cm) / 3.85 kg (186 cm) / 4.05 kg (191 cm)
Tip/Waist/Tail Width 131 / 105 / 123 mm
Available Lengths 170 / 177 / 185 / 192 cm

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