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Is the zenoxide a lighter built elhombre,is...
Is the zenoxide a lighter built elhombre,is it softer and will it stand up to agressive woods telemarking?
The Zen comes out of the same mold as the Hombre (same sidecut). It runs both a little bit softer and a bit lighter. It's still a pretty solid ski, but if you want a stiffer stick to rage on you may want to consider the Manhattan. It's got the juice (with 2 sheets of Titanal) for mach 5.
"Raised tip" - comparison with K2 Coomback?
"Raised tip" - comparison with K2 Coomback?
I understand these skis are not rockered but what does the term "raised tip" mean exactly? How does this ski compare to Coombacks that have a "rockered tip"?
I am looking for a light backcoutry ski that can deal with PNW powder and would be "easy" on my knees; just had an ACL reconstruction. I am not sure whether I should go for lightweight or heavier ski, rocker, raised tip, etc. Currently ski BD Kilowatts. Any insight will be welcome,
The tip itself has more rise than typical, though this does not extend down the ski. The 2011/2012 model has been updated to have a true rockered forebody ("early rise"). The Zens are great on the weight (uphill side) of the equation and have the width and torsional stiffness to handle the downhill. The 136-105 sidecut makes them easy turners. That said, they are not in-bounds Mach-10 crushers for the super-aggro among us. Just a great backcountry ski. Hope this helps!
Mt.Philistine North Couloir
Skiing the Philistine couloir on the G3 Zenoxide.
Wicked lightweight spring touring ski.
I plan on skiing 50% on a resort and 50%...
I plan on skiing 50% on a resort and 50% in the backcountry. Will the Zenoxide be a good resort ski, or is it better suited to strictly backcountry use? Would I be better off getting the BD Verdict? I'm reasonably aggressive and will huck the odd cliff.
A great backcountry ski....In hard icy variable conditions they will get a bit skidish at high speeds because of there lightweight(inbounds).... A good quiver of one ski!
Great Touring Ski
I bought the 2010 model and have them mounted with Dynafit bindings. I previously skied G3 Barrons with Dynafits. They are very light on the way up. They are wide enough to float in powder and stiff enough to handle denser snow conditions. I had a blast on this setup in two feet of fresh snow in the Idaho backcountry. Probably too light for the resort but it is great for the backcountry. Great ski from G3!
lunch under bluebird skies
What is the best skin choice for the...
What is the best skin choice for the Xenoxides, looking for grippy climbing and easy removaL/
Not trying to be a brand loyalist here, but I'm still loving my G3 Alpinist Climbing Skins (GGG0126) and have been on the same pair for 2 1/2 years. They are super tough with solid grip, a decent glide, and are a cinch to cut with the included Skin Cutter. No problem pulling them off of my skis, but they can be a bit of a wrestling match if stuck base-to-base without the Skin Saver.
G3 Alpinist skins will work well...Good glide, easy to cut to size,easy to put on and off...
The Zenoxide is a light, fully cambered, fairly wide, medium-flex ski- floats well in powder, carves happily and swings well in the tight spots, and amiably transitions between floaty powder and crud.
Very nice do-it-all ski.
I'm looking for a second ski for use in...
I'm looking for a second ski for use in Powder/Touring conditions. So far my favourite skis have Been a set of Fischer Watea 94 with Onyx Bindings (lenght 178) and a Set of Salomon Shoguns with Freeride Plus bindings (181). I'm 5'10 180-185lbs.
What I've liked about the Wateas is they have just been a lot of fun and easy to ski in every condition I've thrown at them. I just seem to forget they are on my feet and ski all day comming down goign that was a blast. (like a good mountain bike they don't do anything special that makes me go wow. But I never think of them which says they are a great ski.)
The Shoguns we're just a riot when skied hard, a ton pop edge grip girth, perfect resort ski.
Now I'm trying to decide on a second ski for powder days that can be toured on as well. The Skis that I'm looking at are
G3 Zenoxide 185
Black Diamond Justice in a 185
K2 Coombacks in a 182
K2 Sidestash in a 182
fischer Watea 114
Curious if anyone can give me some insight
i would go for the justice but i love the BD skis
sidestash floats very well tours very well.
The G3 "Tonics" are a good all around ski....The new graphics are cool to!
Coombacks would be my choice off that list. I hated my Justices last season in anything other than blower pow. The rest of the skis you list don't look like much fun in the deep snow, but I've skied my Coombacks in everything and they aren't the best in category at anything but they won't ever hold you back whether you're in deep snow, crud, crust, etc.
The Xenoxide is a great ski for fun, but lightweight comes with a cost in durability. Also, don't go knocking at G3's door if they break because their new warranty is only a year down from 2 years when this ski was released.