G3 Infidel
Credit: G3

Find out why this ski is best for newbies

Tested: G3 Infidel (128-97-119)

Best for: Newschoolers

The Infidel one of two true twin-tip ski in the test. It has a focus on freestyle skiing and therefore has a more central mounting point. We had the skis mounted at G3's recommended spot and found it too forward mounted for powdery conditions, though its full reverse camber (think: waterski) planed well in shallower snow. A very soft ski, it has a tendency to chatter through hardpacked or choppy conditions. But some testers found the opposite: the two sheets of thin metal buried in the ski giving it great edge hold.  One thing that also has us skiing them a bit more cautiously is that our last two test skis from G3 broke—this follows G3's move out of the Movement production facility in Tunisia to a factory in China. Twin-tips aren't our favourite for skinning because you can't dig your tails in on steep switchbacks and there's no distinct notch on the tail for the skins to be held in place. That said G3 does make a skin attachment system for twin tips that works well. The Infidel is certainly a good park ski and the dimensions are excellent for an all-rounder. Take them for a test ride and see for yourself.

This ski test was performed by Ryan Stuart & Paul Karchut

 
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