Stiff, light, and ready to charge.
G3 might have sold its soul to make the Synapse 109 Ski as light, stiff, and versatile as it is, but ski it once and you'll think it was a pretty fair deal for G3. The biggest, burliest ski in the Synapse family, the 109 is designed to crush powder, big lines, and steep descents, but it can handle a little hardpack and crud like a champ, which is just the way G3 wanted it. You'll be up, down, and heading up again by the time the other schmoes are leaving the parking lot thanks to the Synapse's lightweight construction. At just over three pounds per ski, the Synapse makes short work of skintracks and long approaches, but does so without compromising even a smidgen of performance on the descent. It has a light, energetic poplar and paulownia wood core that's laid up with two sheets of carbon fiber to keep it stiff enough to handle rough snow, while its ABS and TPU sidewalls direct plenty of power to the burly steel edges when things get dicey.
The shape of the Synapse features a highly rockered tip, minimally rockered section underfoot, and an early rise tail that provides a supreme combination of float in the deep and edge grip on firm snow, with equal measures of surfiness and directional feel so you can get playful or point the Synapse and charge. The easy to maneuver profile is also handy when you need to navigate through tight chokes in steep couloirs. The base is made of a tough P-Tex 2000 to handle the occasional ding, and there's even a Titanal plate under the binding zone to ensure rugged mounts and serious binding retention.
- Freeride touring ski rides particularly well in powder
- 109mm waist width ensures float in soft snow
- Stealth Rocker gives a playful, surfy feel
- Lightweight, energetic poplar paulownia wood core
- Flyride construction combines stiff carbon with tough sidewalls
- Q & A
What a Great Ski!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This is my very first set of touring, or big powdered skis, and I have to say they feel and behave wonderfully. I have taken them on exactly two trips to Camp Muir at Rainier and experienced all the thrill they had to offer-should have bought them earlier in the season. In powder, they felt light, nimble, and secure...,on hard packed snow and ice they behaved like a short ski on a groomed slope. Coupled to G3 Ion 12 bindings, with Scarpa Freedom RS boots, I'm super excited to see what next season has to offer, how high and how far i can go!
How do the new G3's work with tele bindings? Any special considerations with the Titanal plate? Thanks.