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I believe G3 is selling all there skis (are were) for 40% off for some reason or another. They started that about 3 weeks after I picked mine up :-(

 

 

 

New cosmetics next year.. I have seen the brochure already at a local shop.

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I've heard that the new line for next year is more than cosmetics - prices will be lower and a bit more "snap" has been built into some of the models.

 

G3 got slaughtered by Black Diamond in the market place this season so they have had to react.

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I've heard that the new line for next year is more than cosmetics - prices will be lower and a bit more "snap" has been built into some of the models.

 

G3 got slaughtered by Black Diamond in the market place this season so they have had to react.

 

It'll be a bit of each - a few skis are just getting new graphics (Rapid Transit for sure, others I don't recall offhand). Some skis are brand new for next year (Spitfire, Saint and others)

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Hey Jordop, what were your thoughts on the differences between the Reverend and Rapid Transit?

 

RTs have more camber, a bit stiffer, and turn quicker. If you're always in the BC the Revs are a better powder ski, but I like the RTs for "resorty" sidecountry days.

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I have 4 pair of G3 skis

 

barrons: poor design, no snap, no sidecut, not enough camber to have a decent grip on hardpack, not enough width to float in the deep stuff. So generic a ski that it does nothing well. You would think from it's underfoot width that it would serve as a ski used from hardpack up to about 6 inches of snow, but the

Reverends hold better on hard snow and ski mixed conditions and deep snow better. So,... when would I ever use the barrons? (I sold them and got tickets)

 

tickets: good design, asymetrical cut makes you plant your back foot harder because your back foot will hunt for direction if you don't weight it properly. The effect is trench digging performance on snow from hardpack up to a few inches.

 

reverends: My all time favorite ski from G3. total crud killers. They destroy cut up snow and are super stable. Unless the snow is a foot deep and not too cut up, I prefer these to my elhombres simply because they ride lower in the powder and don't drop as much when I cross the void left by other skiers line. They also handle the hardpack run out easily because they can be skied pretty neutrally when running flat, but are stiff enough to hold an edge when you angulate. This is a strong skiers ski. Beginners and intermediates tend to feel this ski runs away on them. Advanced skiers love how the Reverend 'crusifys' everthing in it's path

 

Elhombre's: I like these skis (kind of)They have a narrow range where they shine. They are downright scarey on hardpack. Your back foot feels like it's snap your knee when you try to plant it (tele)

sking the elhombre has made me rethink mega-fat ski design. The standard positive/positive camber/sidecut for deep snow seems wrong to me now. You don't need camber to create effective edge length for deep snow, and you don't need sidecut to determin a desired comfortable turn radius. The deep snow is more like water skiing, hence I am thinking the newer designs like the pontoons (and others) are going to change the designs of skis for this range of deep powder.

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tickets: good design, asymetrical cut makes you plant your back foot harder because your back foot will hunt for direction if you don't weight it properly. The effect is trench digging performance on snow from hardpack up to a few inches.

 

That's a good description of what I have always sensed about how I have ended up skiing on the RTs.

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Ok, now that I have my tickets set up. I need a good excuse to take a half day off work. Any suggestions?

 

A friend has a doctor's appt that requires me to drive?

 

Or I have a group assignment for school due tomorrow and my group can only meet from 1-4pm at Alpental.

 

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did you mounted tickets with AT gear? That would seem wierd to me since alpine technique has the inside ski of the turn less active and forward of the outside ski in the turn. The asymetrical sidecut of tickets is to promote the active use of the inside ski edge, which in turn makes a skier weight that ski more. This inside ski weighting in telemark has extra benefits and serves to make for stronger technique when the snow gets deeper and a skier can't leave the back foot unweighted lest it become a parachute that spins him out regularly. Telemark technique on hardpack can work well with flaws that softer, deeper conditions would not tolerate. The tickets address that technique flaw and enhance back foot steering in the telemark turn by design. I am not sure what to think about the tickets design effect on alpine technique. Perhaps someone who has them mounted AT will chime in.

 

*What day are you skiing alpental?? I think I am skiing friday

 

** ok, I just looked at page 1 and you are not the original poster, so my above posting might be blather if you are mounted up tele... yet none the less true

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