Hold a pair of G3’s newest skis next to each other, and magnetic edges make them snap together for easy carry. Why didn’t we think of this years ago?
G3 aptly named the adventurous FINDr ski. The made-in-Canada ski is an ideal ski mountaineering tool.
It’s light: The FINDr 94 is 3 pounds 3 ounces in size 182. This is in part due to the carbon fiber layup. And the polyurethane sidewalls aim for great vibration dampening.
But what really grabbed our eye at a recent demo? The magnetic edges.
G3 FINDr: Skis Stick Together Magnetically
OK, I realize there are plenty of ways to hold a pair of skis together. You can slide the brakes into one another. Or use a strap. But just look at how easily you can snap these skis together and tell me it’s not badass!
Having magnetic contact points makes the two skis lock onto one another. When using bindings without brakes, like the G3 Ion can be set up, magnetization could simplify transitions. Of course, it’s also an easy way to move skis from the car to your basement storage spot and a nifty party trick to boot.
G3 FINDr: Other Ski Attributes
Alright, so now I’m over the magnets. But what else will this 2019-2020 ski do?
It hits the market as G3’s ski targeted at backcountry exploration. It comes in three widths: 102, 92, and 86 mm underfoot. Skiers can get it in lengths from 154 to 189 cm.
It has short early tip and tail rise and between 4-6 mm of camber. This means it will likely ski steep, variable terrain well. It checks a lot of boxes for ski mountaineers.
It’s a pricey ski, ranging from $869 to $919, and hits stores in fall 2019.
I haven’t skied the new FINDr yet, but I’ve spent a lot of time on the more powerful SENDr and love G3’s feel. If these perform in the same manner, it should be a solid new option for those seeking light backcountry skis that can perform.
And I can only imagine magnetic edges will find their way into lots of skis in the future.