Snowboarders asked for it and we listened. G3's long history of climbing skin research and design have been applied to the new Alpinist Splitboard Skin - purpose built for backcountry snowboarders. Our premium Splitboard Skins have been engineered from tip to tail to be the lightest, fastest gliding, most reliable and secure splitboard climbing skins available.
|Features:||Toe and Tail Clips|
|Length:||168 to 182 cm|
|Sizes:||145cm-159cm, 159cm-173cm, 168-182cm|
|Tail Attachment Type:||Clipfix|
|G3 Genuine Guide Gear High Traction Splitboard Skins||$134.96 - $189.95|
|G3 Genuine Guide Gear Splitboard Skin 2nds||$129.97|
|G3 Genuine Guide Gear Highfriction Splitboard Skin||$161.95|
used these on the lib trice split, 164.5 cm. used size medium skins. Had to do minimal trimming.
Glue is great in mix of temperatures. Used the skins in everything from a 15 degree morning with fresh pow (8") to warming later in the day encountering soft warm snow, crust, and ice. Skins literally went up anything. Very tough too- went right over rocks, pine needles and twigs sticking up in the snow. No damage to skins. Even went through parking lot mash potatoes with sand and salt. No damage- nothing stuck to skins!
In the field, the skins separate easily from the board and themselves. You don't need to do shoulder exercises to pull them apart- very easy. They glide well on flat sections and there is no slippage on steep sections.
Tip and tail connection is top notch and what splitboarders have been waiting for! Better than the Voile skins and they have a tail clip too! Cheaper than buying Voile skins and an aftermarket tail connector from Sparks R&D. The G3 skins also come with "cheat sheets". Great value for a complete set up requiring no modifications.
Overall- everything you need, zero modification to mount to splitboards, and tours great in mixed conditions! Perfect!
Have not used any other skins on a board - but these excellent in my limited experience. They are easy to get set up, easy to put on, they stay on.
Boarded into an area that the snow was dificult to skin out of sidehilling due to a very hard crust. It was hard to get the crust under 6in of soft snow to break, and if you did not break it you would start to slide down - it was easier to go straight up the 27 degree slope - and the skins allowed us to go right up!
I'm on my second season with these skins and my DIY 161 split. On long or really wet days having the tail-clips really makes the difference. Even if the glue gets a little sloppy, these things will stay on the board where other skins will start flopping around. I will say that they slide a lot better than they grip. On steep or icy patches I really have to stomp down to get some traction. Looks like G3 answered those complaints though with a high friction model:
Been happy with these so far, and they (as I would imagine most other) skins come in a nice little package with a carrying bag, cutting tool, and "Skin Savers" for storage during the long (and let's be honest, boring) summer months. Worked fine in the field so far as well, minimal ice build up, glide well, and provided enough traction on the slopes I was on.
Well they are great skins just got back from my 1st split trip. Love these skins. but don't forget to get the glop stopper skin wax. so u don't get build up on the bottom of the skin. I love the noise they make sounds like a sound effect from star wars.
Great skin, about time more options were available! Definitely lighter and pack smaller than the Voile's; Voile's have more traction/longer hairs and their glue is "stickier". Now I can offer both to my customers! Keep your eyes out for the high traction model...
No-brainer for a splitboard.
Quick and easy to set up, and as long as you do it right they will stick all day!
I have used my friend's Viole splitboard skins a few times and I much prefer using these ones.
The g3 skins have been great so far. The tip and tail clips are the highlight, they fit straight away. As far as holding strength they have been just fine. Not much else to say. Great skins.
I found these skins to be just ok. They do glide the best out of any skins I have used but they are just ok at going up hill. I would recommend gecko skins if you want something that glides and climbs well. Plus they are much lighter.