High Traction in Action in South America
During Wildsnow.com's recent visit to G3's headquarters in North Vancouver, they had a first glimpse at G3's new High Traction Climbing Skins and wrote a pretty entertaining first impression report. Now Louie is down skiing volcanoes in South America, which is proving to be the perfect testing ground for these new skins. In his review he explains:
"South American volcanoes seem to be the perfect place for skin testing, as the lower slopes often consist of low angled, wind hardened ice. It’s next to impossible to hold an edge to switchback, so the only option is to go straight. As the ice gets steeper, the longer you can keep skins on the better, avoiding resorting to inefficient booting. Of course, there’s also lots of low angled approaches, with lots of up and down, so skin glide is important as well."
He goes on to have some fun swapping one skin with his ski partner, and notices an obvious difference in grip over the course of the day.
We're glad they're working out for him, but mostly we're jealous that he's skiing right now. But the Northern Hemisphere's winter is getting closer...