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G3 Trim Tool

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    What's the one thing that rando racers, ski mountaineers, and fat-ski-riding pow hunters all agree on? Easy: that the G3 Trim Tool is the best in the game. This double-blade design features an ergonomic grip and built-in offset that lets you cut your skins with precision and ease, leaving the edges exposed—no more swearing, sweating, or screw ups.

    • The best in the game for hassle-free skin trimming
    • Double blade design with ergonomic grip
    • Offset allows you to leave ski edges exposed
    • Included with all G3 skins
    • Item #GGG002R

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    backcountry touring, ski mountaineering

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    Gimmick

      The idea of not having to re-position the skins during trimming in order to get edge exposure is a fine idea, but it ends up being a gimmick that impedes a clean cut. The tool has thin plastic ridge that lifts the skin off the ski to allow the razor to cut a couple mm away from the edge. The problem is that when the skin isn't touching the ski, the fabric can move around and bunch up, and it's much harder to get a clean cut. This is particularly problematic when the amount being trimmed is narrow. In addition, because you have to keep pressure on the edge of the skin in order to keep it tight against the blade, the tool ends up damaging the glue along the edge as it passes.

      Given the thousands of times I have put skins on skis, it really shouldn't be a big deal to carefully position new skins a couple mm offset on each side to do the trimming. Besides, everyones preference for how much edge to show might not be the same.

      I got two of these trimmers, to make sure there was a nice fresh blade for each ski, but I was disappointed by the hack job they did on some new skins. Fortunately I had an old BD tool lying around that helped clean things up. Should have stuck with the old-fashioned method in the first place.

      Best out there

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This tool is significantly easier than using any other tool on the market. Get your skins lined up and let it rip. No dealing with guestimating the offsets that you need to deal with on other brands. That said was a little trickier to start than I was expecting when you are only trimming up a couple mm worth of skins near the tips of the skis. After it started cutting though it was a breeze.

      I would have given it 5 stars, but I had to go back and use a BD trimmer I had laying around to dial it in to my preference (and fix a an error on my part).

      Useful Little Fella

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This thing is very handy. Whenever I have non G3 skins to cut I get this one since it's so much easier to get the perfect results. Unfortunately they are somewhat disposable in my experience. They work great when new, but after cutting a few sets of skins it get's gunked up and dull and doesn't work as well. Can't complain for the price though.

      The Only Way to Cut Skins

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Even if you have skins other than G3, get this trim tool. It will save you the time, hassle, and potential of screwing up your skins when you trim them. Slide this bad boy along each side of your skis and you are good to go! Have questions about trimming your skins or the right skins for you? Reach out and I'd be happy to help!

      Painfree Skin Trimming

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This is the best tool out there. No need to shift the skins around to get the perfect cut. With this tool, you simply put the skins on once, and with two quick swipes, you're done and ready to ski uphill! The tool has a built in offset to push the edge of the ski and can cut once while leaving the edges exposed.

      Feel free to reach out directly if you have any questions about skins trimming or anything else.

      Takes the stress out of trimming skins

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

      I have been trimming skins the old way for years with anxiety and apprehension. always making one or two mistakes that will then accompany me through the mountains for years and years. But never again! Be gone all you imperfections and stray cuts, now I only have my technique to blame for sliding ass-backwards down the flagstaff skinner! This tool will change your life, best 4 bucks I've ever spent.

      Absolute must

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Shocking other companies haven't copied this tool to provide with their skins. Makes the trimming process about as easy as cutting a warm stick of butter. Tends to wear out after a number of uses but it's only $4.

      I recently learned it is patented so others can't imitate it :( bummer since it'd be nice if all skins just shipped with this, but at least they offer it up for a reasonable price instead of gouging us for it.

      What a great tool.

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

      I've cut probably a dozen skins in my life using the old school method of shifting over, cutting and then shifting and cutting again. The time has come for this tool. I haven't used it, but I checked it out, read the instructions on how to use it and I'm confident it will do the job. I like the shape, it will make it easy to hold on to.

      Fast and Easy

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      If you've ever heard the saying "keep it simple stupid" (KISS) this is exactly that. All you have to do to cut a skin perfectly is center the skin on the ski and run this fancy little thing right down the edge, and down the other edge. Fast enough you are done trimming your skins and they are going to be perfect.
      This little skin trimmer makes trimming super easy and straight forward so you can get on the skin track quicker. These are a must have for anyone who owns, or buys skins.

      Must buy for Black Diamond skins

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This simple little tool will make your life a lot easier if you bought skins from any brand other than G3. If your skins are from G3 or the Backcountry.com skins, it will be already included.

      Solid, Easy, and Cheap

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      There is no need to guess with cutting skins anymore! This tool is uber simple. Just like Connor mentioned, it works a lot like a letter opener. Just put your skins on your skis, put the edge of the tool up against the edge of the ski, and pull back, thereby cutting the skin. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy

      A MUST!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This little tool takes the guess work out of trimming skins. You get a perfect cut that does require you to reposition the skin while trimming. I bought this tool to cut my BD skins. Worth every penny.

      Don't Botch Those Skin Cuts Anymore!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I recently bought a pair of Voile skins that needed to be trimmed. Voile does include a skin cutter that I'm just not a huge fan of the style - think a letter opener.

      Though the Voile skin cutter would probably work fine, I know this does the job great and I liked that it accounts for a bit of offset. I was willing to shell out a few more dollars for a clean cut that I wouldn't be angry about later, with this being the solution. Just make sure to measure twice, cut once!