Skiers looking for a superlight deep snow ski will find it in the new G3 SLAYr. With a balsa wood core sandwiched between two layers of Titanal, this fat ski barely tips the scales but can charge hard through soft snow with ease. The PU sidewalls add stability for descending in variable snow as well, but this ski really stands out on the skin track considering its girthy proportions. Lighter testers were enthralled by the downhill performance of the SLAYr, considering it to be unsinkable in deep snow and as playful as it gets. Bigger testers struggled a bit when skiing in crud, but found just enough float to keep happy so long as the snow was soft. A great choice for a backcountry-specific pow ski.
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