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It might wipe out a pow-averse population.

With cap construction, wood core, and low-mass tip and tail, the G3 Zenoxide C3 105 Ski was born to flit up the hillside; and the fat 105-millimeter waist and early-rise tip has a serious agenda for untracked. If with traditional camber for death-grip on hardpack it weren't also infinitely competent inbounds, it would be tempting to say it could cause a decimation of the resort-going species.

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5 5

Great Ski!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I skied this ski all year in both backcountry and resort and loved it everywhere. Don't get me wrong, this is not a ski built for the resort, it is too light and stiff, but when the snow is deep, or even just soft, this thing rips it anywhere. Another great thing about it is that at 2.9 pounds and 105 underfoot, it is light enough and narrow enough to fly uphill. It is the lightest ski of its size, and that's not only by a few grams. There are few skis that can come close, at this size, to the weight of this ski.

5 5

Whole lotta Zen under your feet

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Me: 6'2" 195lb and wanting a side country board that could hold an edge in bounds too. 45 years of turns on/off piste.
Ski: 191cm mounted 1cm forward of midline, mounted with original Dynafit Tourlite Techs using Scapa Mobe boots
Test: Spring conditions of soft powder mixed with chunky and hardpack undertones at the resort, but breaking trail in 4" of fresh and windblown out the backcountry gate.
This ski is light, fat and stiff, so I added long to the recipe and was truly amazed at the responsiveness and speed of turning edge to edge. Wide enough to float and stiff enough to plow thru chopped up mank and light enough to make quick transitions.
On tour: Not a bad swing weight for kick and glide given the dimensions, pure mohair skins would lighten and speed your tour. 191's were not as easy to kick turn up through trees or spanning over windpack humps.

All in all, I am grinning(mindfully) with a Whole Lotta Zen under me feet!

5 5

yeaaa buddy

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

G3 Zenoxide 186s dropping into Mt. Superior, UT. This run did NOT suck.

yeaaa buddy

I'm wondering if I'll be able to bend these...

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I'm wondering if I'll be able to bend these skis. Can I get a gear head w/ a racing background to compare how stiff these skis are compared to medium flex race stock skis? I'm 5'8", 139 lbs., and the best skier on the mountain.

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John, Can't help with the comparo but wanted to let you know that I call mom in the middle of the most gnarly of gnar runs. I can't believe you're pro.

5 5

Truly a great ski.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These skis feel light as a sneaker compared to touring on a for-the-resort ski but ski like a stable fat ski. They are stiff, not Volkl Snowranger stiff, but you do have to be aggressive. That being said they are surprisingly forgiving given their width and early rise. I even had a great time skiing cut up snow at the resort on them.

I have the 186 at 6' 180lb and that seems a good fit. Telemark them with T2s and it's plenty of boot for the ski.

5 5

Lightweight Crushers

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm getting ready to buy my second pair of these bad boys. I feel like they do everything OK, which is saying a lot for a ski. They are not playful, but they float and maintain pop. They are stiff enough to punch through crud as long as you've got the legs and drive them properly (they aren't damp at all, so be prepared to force them to do what you want). They are silly light for being as stiff and wide as they are. I ski the 186 with a Dynafit Vulcan boot and a Speed binding. I have never thought that I'd be having more fun with a different pair of skis on my feet while touring and I've probably taken these out hiking about 75 days. Happy to answer questions!

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At 6', 170lbs, and as a splitboarder who is looking at getting back to skiing (which I did 15 years ago) for a touring only rig in the Selkirks / Purcells / Monashees / Albert Rockies what length should I go for and do you think these to be a solid ski?

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Hey Brad. These are super versatile, but I would say only appropriate if you're comfortable driving a stiff ski. If you're not sure how rusty your turns are, then maybe something a bit softer with a smaller turn radius would help ease you back into it. But, if this is the ski, I would grab the 186 at your size. If you like to hop around in colouirs, you can do the 178, but the 186 is probably the all rounder size for a guy built like us.

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Brad, I'm 175 lbs and am on the 178s w dynafits. Great ski especially if you like going straight down, light & stable for hop turns down the gully. By the end of the day, though, I usually wished I got the 170s.

5 5

Very impressed and pleased

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Love these skis, and very impressed.

Me: Just under 160 lbs and 6ft. I ski mostly in Chamonix, France, and do around 50/50 resort vs tour skiing. I do almost exclusively out-of-bounds skiing when I'm in a resort. I'm using the G3 zenoxide c3 105s in size 178, together with dynafit vulcan boots.

These are the stiffest skis I've ever been on. Super stable at high speeds. I thought I'd be wishing for something softer on powder, but they're really fun there. Just pop off of fresh powder with a kind of high-strung energy, but very stable and good control. Very good at floating what's floatable, and smashing through what's not. Also incredible that they're so light, considering the stiffness and the 105mm width. Only done a few tours in these, but already very impressed.

Important to note that these are not inbound skis. Their carving on hardpack is kinda lacking to tell the truth, so definitely not recommended if that's what you're after. Also, because of the light weight and the stiffness, you really have to be prepared to manhandle the skis, preferably with a stiff pair of boots. So get in shape and be prepared to ski them aggressively.

All in all, I'm extremely happy with these skis, and can wholeheartedly recommend them to strong skiers who do mostly touring/out-of-bounds skiing.

these look good... I am 5'6" and 130lbs......

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these look good... I am 5'6" and 130lbs... what length?

I live in North Vancouver - ski local hills slack country and backcountry days near Whistler and off the Duffy

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I would recommend the 171 based on your size, especially if you are looking to mix it up on a variety of terrains.