Getting Sendy: A How-To
Step one: slap skins on G3's Sendr 112 Ski. Step two: skin up the biggest mountain with the most powder. Step three: make a swift transition on the summit. Step four: point these fat planks down the cleanest line with the coolest cliffs. Step five: send'r.
The Sendr Ski is G3's fattest stick, so it's undoubtedly the best option for powderhounds and big mountain aficionados, but it also keeps a backcountry-friendly weight of three pounds per plank for touring. As if the wide 112mm waist didn't already keep you afloat in deep snow, the Sendr's early rise tip and tail help you live up to that old mantra: keep your tips up. There's just enough camber to help you spring in and out of powdery turns.
The Sendr is such a special ski that G3 ended up making a brand new construction just for it. PowerRide Plus sandwiches multiple layers of carbon and alloy between a poppy, lightweight wood core, resulting in a surprisingly stiff ski for how light it feels on the uphill. G3 added new sidewalls made of polyurethane for long-lasting durability that doesn't disturb the ski's natural flex.
- G3's fattest ski is light enough for backcountry touring
- 112mm waist floats down long pillow lines and big-mountain lines
- Early rise tip and tail with plenty of rocker for powder
- Minimal camber helps you spring in and out of face shots
- PowerRide Plus construction with durable sidewalls
- Poppy, light wood core with two layers of carbon and aluminum to assure freeride-specific stiffness in a backcountry-friendly weight
- Q & A
Light and Powerful!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
What can I say, its light and powerful! As a stiff ski, these things love speed, are super stable and can handle just about anything you throw at them. I’ve skied them in varying conditions and they haven’t missed a beat. Because of their stiffness, they charge through the crud and float with ease in light pow. This is my go to backcountry ski and you can’t beat it paired with the Ion 12.
SENDr: Big Mountain Backcountry Ski
POWERFUL ENOUGH FOR BIG LINES IN ALASKA AND LIGHTWEIGHT ENOUGH FOR LONG SKI TOURS IN GREENLAND.
Drop in and SENDr. With powerful freeride performance and the lightest weight in its class - the big mountain backcountry freerider’s dream-come-true is built and ready to rip. We saved weight with our new POWERRIDE PLUS premium carbon construction, and super-boosted the stability and precision with new PolyUrethane sidewalls and two layers of Titanal aluminum. Climb and ski challenging terrain with speed and confidence.
Recommended Sizing Guide
Your ski size is largely determined by both your skiing ability and your preferred style of skiing. For example, an expert skier in Vermont will ski a far different ski than an expert in British Columbia. So take a look at our chart and explanations and find your perfect fit. Your weight also plays a large factor in finding the right ski. If you are either under or over average weight for your height consider downsizing or upsizing, respectively.
|Big-Mountain Freeride||Backcountry Jib||All-Mountain||Park & Pipe||All-Mountain Carve|
|Pro||180 - 200cm||180 - 190cm||180 - 190cm||175 - 185cm||175 - 185cm|
|Expert||170 - 180cm||175 - 185cm||170 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||170 - 185cm|
|Intermediate||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 175cm|
|Entry Level||N/A||N/A||150 - 170cm||150 - 170cm||150 - 170cm|
SKILL LEVEL EXPLANATIONS
Pro: Excels on any terrain, on any snow condition. Enjoys high speeds.
Expert: Comfortable on any terrain and most snow conditions.
Intermediate: Comfortable on Blue trails, exploring Black trails.
Entry Level: Learning to ski Green and Blue trails.
SKIING STYLE EXPLANATIONS
Big-Mountain Freeride: High speeds, deep powder, steep lines, straightlining, chutes, cliffs.
Backcountry Jib: Backcountry kickers, hucking, twintips, deep powder.
All-Mountain: From bumps to back bowls, groomers to glades; everything and anywhere on the mountain.
Park & Pipe: De-tuned edges and buttery twin tips, occasionally pole-impaired.
All-Mountain Carve: Stiff. High-speed corduroy cutter. For those blind to SLOW signs.