G3’s Lightweight Synapse Carbon 101W: Designed For Women and Smaller Skiers to Rip Up and Down the Mountain


Vancouver, B.C. (January 2015) - G3 expands its Synapse Carbon ski collection for 2015, adding the new Synapse Carbon 101W, a lightweight, all-mountain freeride ski specifically designed for women or lightweight, smaller riders.

Synapse Carbon 101W: Built with the same unique full-carbon construction and freeride shape as the tremendously successful Synapse Carbon 101, ’W’ is fine tuned with a slightly softer flex for females and lighter skiers.


 Featuring G3’s Carbon Stealth construction, the Synapse Carbon 101W is one of the lightest skis in the backcountry freeride category. Two layers of premium triaxial carbon fiber, which has an exceptional strength to weight ratio, keep it stable and smooth on big descents or in mixed snow conditions. At just 2 pounds, 14 ounces per ski, you will be lightning fast even on long, steep ascents.

Designed with G3’s Freeride Rocker shape, the all-mountain ‘W’ features an early rise tip that floats, drifts and charges through deep snow with ease. A low profile, early rise tail and camber under foot are ideal for mountaineering, and make it perform well in any conditions, from icy slopes to powdery chutes.

The Synapse Carbon 101W uses a full thickness P-Tex 2000 Electra base for durability, speed, and wax absorption, while premium ABS/TPU sidewalls provide impact resistance and facilitate efficient power transfer. The Poplar/Pulownia wood core and Titanal aluminum mounting plates create reliable, strong binding mounts that will let you confidently ski any of the Synapses using wide bindings and stiff boots. Thick corrosion-resistant alloy steel edges add durability and hold a tune longer. The co-extruded nylon topsheet resists scratches and UV damage.

The Synapse Carbon 101W is part of G3’s Synapse Carbon collection, which now includes four ski options in three widths - 92 mm, 101 mm and 109 mm underfoot.

Available in three lengths: 165/170/175. (130/101/118, 2 lb. 14 oz. per ski). Competitively priced at $869.95

Ready for any type of terrain or snow conditions, the Synapse Carbon series skis are insanely lightweight, easy on the uphill, and incredibly responsive, stable and fun on the downhill.

Synapse Carbon 109: G3’s all-new Synapse 109 weighs in at just 3 pounds 4 ounces per ski, and is designed for deep snow and big mountain skiing. Thanks to its progressive design and the most advanced materials, the Synapse 109 offers an exceptional strength to weight ratio and superb torsional stability. Built with a low-profile stitched carbon-fiber construction, a poplar/paulownia wood core, and a unique tip and tail profile that tapers on the sides to save weight without compromising performance, the 109 mm-underfoot Synapse looks a lot like the future of skiing, where lines are blurred between downhill and backcountry. There is no limit to how high or far the Synapse 109 can climb, or how steep and deep you can take them. From bold first descents to beating the crowd into the powder-filled slackcountry, these skis will be leading the pack. 

Available in five lengths: 170/175/180/185/190. (137/109/125, 3 lb. 4 oz. per ski). Competitively priced at $899.95


Synapse Carbon 101: Giving new meaning to all-mountain performance, the Synapse Carbon 101’s super versatile shape, progressive camber, and light weight will steer this agile ski up and down any mountain. A generous 101 mm underfoot lets you play in the powder with ease on the descent, while the 2 pounds 14 ounces Synapse Carbon 101 will help you give mountain goats a run for their money on the climb. From sketchy crust to powdery bliss, this ski is ready and willing to face Mother Nature’s full bag of tricks.

Available in five lengths: 165/170/175/180/185. (130/101/118, 2 lb. 14 oz. per ski). Competitively priced at: $869.95


Synapse Carbon 92: No patch of snow is out of reach for these impossibly agile featherweight skis. The narrowest and lightest of the Synapse family, the Synapse 92 is ridiculously fun and easy to turn. Featuring the same Carbon Stealth construction as the 109 and 101 versions, the Synapse Carbon 92 is poised and ready for anything from ripping groomers on the resort to negotiating technical backcountry terrain, as far away from home as your legs can take you.

Available in five lengths: 165/170/175/180/185. (124/92/108, 2 lb. 12 oz. per ski). Competitively priced at: $829.95


Come by the G3 booth at ORWM (34073) and SIA (3326) to check out the Synapse Carbon 101W and the rest of the Synapse Carbon series skis.

About G3
Based in Vancouver, B.C., G3 Genuine Guide Gear Inc manufactures industry-leading gear for backcountry skiing and snowboarding. It has been producing avalanche safety equipment since 1995. The G3 product line includes skis, splitboards, alpine touring and telemark ski bindings, poles, climbing skins, avalanche shovels, probes and other ski accessories. G3 was founded on the principle that gear built for backcountry guides should be manufactured to the highest standards, which has helped the company to gain a reputation as an industry innovator. For more information, visit www.genuineguidegear.com or like us on Facebook at facebook.com/genuineguidegear.

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