Jardwrote a review of G3 G3/Backcountry.com Exclusive Manhattan Ski on March 27, 2013
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I just returned my second pair of these. With little more than 20 days on each pair, the top sheet had completely DE-laminated leaving the wood exposed along with my mounting screws. This is unacceptable for a ski I use extensively in the deep back country (at the time I was coming down from the summit of Red Slate Peak in the East Sierra). If I'm going to have an emergency, I don't want it to be due to shoddy ski manufacturing. I have an old pair of G3 Reverend skis that have over 250 days on them and while a bit softer, they are still the most bomber ski I own. Too bad these are now made in China. These boards do however rip ridiculously hard in all conditions. They were my favorite skis of all time... too bad they don't hold up to pressuring the edges.