"How could you not, as a skier, be drawn to the G3 Empire?"
It started with all of G3's athletes begging for a fatter ski that could play in pow with the best of them but still hold its own when the going got rough. The Empire was born. Then we saw the athletes and G3 friends and family holding onto our first Empire samples as long as they could get away with it. We couldn't help but suspect this ski was something special. When the Gear Guides and Ski Tests started coming out this fall, reviews and awards endorsed the Empire even further. And then when the snow started hitting much of the Pacific Northwest with a vengeance, well, the proof was in the pudding.
We're excited to see the powdery tales of those of you who were lucky enough to get your hands on a pair for this season.
Powder Magazine Skier's Choice Award
"How could you not, as a skier, be drawn to the G3 Empire? With its cleanlines and full reverse camber, the Empire stands out as one of 2013’s most attractive new powder skis. The wood core is reinforced with two layers of metal alloy, producing a burly ride for big descents. But G3 also softened the tip and tail for a playful and buttery float in powder—perfect for drifting down the mountains of your dreams. Just point ’em, and go.
Backcountry Magazine Editor's Choice
"Spring, bounce, smear and laugh all over the place in pow.”
"A freeride ski that can handle the resort and the skintrack with equal aplomb."
SKIING Magazine Tester's Choice Award
"Anyone who remembers the Reverend knows that G3 makes good skis. Still, we were blown away by the power and versatility of the Empire, a unanimous Testers' Choice award winner. It's a surfy, maneuverable floater that can still snap an arc. Full rocker makes it smeary in chop and buoyant in powder, and its sidecut extends well up the shovel so edge bite increases as it's tipped over. That's probably why angular racer types found it a strong carver and spinny jibsters found it loose. For bigger guys, the Empire is a "solid ski for 200-plus pounders."