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G3 High Traction Splitboard Skin

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Focus on dropping in, not catching up.

Improving upon its already-legendary design, G3 used plush, high-traction synthetic material on the base of the High Traction 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.

  • Non-toxic, solvent-free glue sticks at -30C
  • RipStrip reduces skin-to-skin adhesion for easier separation
  • Asymmetrical tip-and-tail connectors with self-aligning stainless steel hands
  • 16cm of length adjustment
  • Item #GGG001B

Tech Specs

Material
nylon
Tip Attachment
self-aligning stainless steel hands
Tail Attachment
twin-tip tail connectors
Length
[short] 147 - 163 cm, [long] 162 - 178 cm
Skin Savers Included
yes
Case Included
yes
Claimed Weight
[short] 12.1 oz, [long] 13.2 oz
Recommended Use
backcountry touring
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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Great grip

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

These skins are great on slick skin tracks! You definitely sacrifice glide, but I’m 100% ok with that. Unfortunately I can’t speak to the glue longevity yet.

Good Grippy Skins

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'd previously owned voilé skins and they were approaching the end of their useful life, so I thought I'd try another brand. These are lighter than the voilés so that's an immediate benefit. They're also pretty grippy, I'd rather sacrifice a little weight/glide if it means a grippier skin. My only gripe was one of the clips snapped the first time I used them, luckily it was the tail clip and not the tip so I had the rest of the trip with a ski strap to hold it in place. When I got home (it happened it japan) backcountry.com very promptly arranged for a new pair. Overall pretty happy with these skins.

Good Grippy Skins

Solid Skin, Glue could use some help

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The G3 High Friction Skin is one of the better gliding skins I have used, its only downfall is the glue. The glue, even when taken care of is not the best. G3 could make this a 5 star skin by updating their glue compound.

Split Boarding Made Easier

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I always watched my girlfriend struggle in the skin track with her split board. The snowboard is just shorter than a pair of skis and therefore it has less grip. Being so wide its also harder to get them on edge to really dig into some of the harder snow, only compounded by a soft boot. After her K2 Skins finally died decided to give these a try.



They do stick better and have more friction, it is just easier for her to skin. Pictured below is us skinning up a 45 degree chute which I dont think would have been even possibly with her old skins. After this we went to a yurt and I watched Kelly storm up an icy south facing slope in the morning sun, again something not possible with her older skins.



The tip and tail attachment points are awesome. They are a little tough to get on but, they are so secure once on, more secure than my skis.



As always G3 included their best skin cutter which makes setting these up a breeze.



Time will tell on how well they hold up. Her and I had the same skins both made by Pomoca. Mine lasted 3 years, hers 2 before the glue kept sticking to the skis. Could have re-glued them but, I wanted her to try these out as I thought they would help, and they did!



Let me know if you have any questions!



Bill Porreca

801-736-6398

bporreca@backcountry.com

Split Boarding Made Easier

Worst Glue Ever

    Had these for about a year before the glue decided that it preferred sticking to my skis, instead of the skin. Most of the glue is gone on the tail, and I have to bring a rag soaked with goo gone on every tour.

    G3 won't even return my e-mails. Again, this happened after only one season of use. Awful. Reglueing my skins tonight and I will never buy G3 skins again.

    Oh, and their traction isn't as good as the black diamond skins, but their glide isnt noticeably better to compensate.

    Typical skins

      They are light and full of traction. Worth the $200 bucks? I don't know. There are a lot of options out there. The tip and tail clips are very nice, the skins are light and easily packable. The one downside I found is they are a bit short when it comes to the actual length of the skin but they still grip well..

      WORST glue EVER!!!!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      So I stored the skins in a cool dry place for the summer with a skin saver between them, the same way i have treated my Black Diamond skins for a decade... then I went to use these skins for the first time and the glue was a NASTY mess. Super sticky to the touch. Nasty sticky glue came off on EVERYTHING it touched, hands, pants, jacket, gloves, AND all over my board (which made it so it did not slide! I had to use wax remover and rewax the board!). This exact same thing happened to my girlfriend and my best friend. They both bought their skins new from Backcountry, so they got a warranty (still a pain in the butt), but since I bought mine from eBay (like new!) I attempted to "renew" them with an iron and paper bag. This did nothing, so I spent 4 hours with an iron and brown paper bags removing the G3 glue then applying Black Diamond Gold Label glue ($50). MAJOR pain in the butt, but at least I now have awesome BD glue on my skins.

      What made me finally write a bad review is I just went to use the skin saver/ cheat sheet that came with the skins and they were covered in nasty sticky glue that got all over me. I just spent 30 minutes with an iron and newspaper removing the excess glue from the darned skins savers!

      Worst Skin glue EVER. Whatever you do, don't buy G3 skins! Get the Voile!!!

      Having said all that, the G3 skin trimming tool is pure genius. Props there.

      Does not work on the Jones ultracraft

        Great skins. I've always had G3 for my split board. I bought the new ones thinking they were better but the new tail clip does not work with boards with a blunted tail or fish tail like the Ultracraft or Hovercraft.

        Allan,

        To get these skins or skins from any other brand to work with the Ultracraft or Hovercraft split you'll want a set of tail clips from G3 called the Skin Tail Clip. They're sold in pairs.

        Here is the URL: http://www.backcountry.com/g3-skin-tail-clip-pair?skid=GGG3370-ONECOL-ONESIZ&ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6ZzMgdGFpbDoxOjE6ZzMgdGFpbA==

        Shoot me an email if you've got any questions on product compatibility for splitsboards or snowboards.