G3 Alpinist Splitboard skins

Ever lust over those skins your skier friends had with the tail connectors while the rear of your skins was flopping around due to poor storage, causing the glue to get that waxy white color and rock hard?  If so you’ll dig what Genuine Guide Gear (aka G3) is bringing to market this year – splitboard skins with *GASP* tail connectors.  That’s right, no more garage modding your Voile skins or a pair of ski skins AND they retail for the same as Voile’s skins AND they come with skin savers (think Black Diamond cheat sheets).  In the days of $800 splitboard bindings it’s nice to see simple little missing links being filled in by manufacturers at a reasonable price.  No clue how the grip or glide is on these but it’s DEFINITELY worth a look if you’re in the market for some new skins.

6,270 frames from G3 about their new skins below

Tip of the beanie to Bsmart2910 on the twitters for pointing these out to me.

G3 has pretty good distribution so odds are you’ll be able to find a pair at your local shop, but if not you can pick them up online from Portland’s own US Outdoor Store and of course backcountry.com.

4 comments to G3 Alpinist Splitboard skins

  • I’ve on my 6th season on my old gray G3 skins. The glue is still incredibly strong; sometimes I have to make grunty man sounds to get them apart! I now have two additional pairs of Alpinist skins and love them. The tip/tail connectors work great on my twin tips, which leads me to believe they’d work well on a split board. So yeah, G3 skins are on my entire BC quiver!

  • Justin

    Good feedback, and legit LOL at grunty man sounds! Been up lately? I’ve been busy as hell lately between a few things and haven’t played outdoors in awhile :(

  • If you already have the voile skins and you want the clip, like I did, you can buy the kit for like 30 bucks and install the rear clip with the included hammer rivets. It took me about 10 minutes to install them and they work perfectly. There are good forums online that show you how to do it.

    When my current skins get too funky, I will donate them to a hippie and purchase new G3 skins.

  • Justin

    Yeah, I just can’t bring myself to part with the $$, as minor as it is. I’ll do it soon though given my skins don’t get much love and could use a little extra help in the grip department

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