We're 30km deep, holed up in a snow cave just 200m from the summit of Mt Resplendent, itching for a ski worthy weather window. I've been on the road chasing storms for six months, it's May, I'm trashed, and all my friends are surfing. Why am I here?
G3 engineers, athletes and IFMGA guides put thousands of long, snowy days on the ION. Meet a few of the testers.
IFMGA/ACMG guide and owner/operator of Whitecap Alpine north of Whistler, Lars guided 100+ days on the ION in his backyard backcountry.
Mike & Andy bagged peaks and descents on the ION every month of the year in every condition you can imagine.
Former FIS racer turned Pro Patroller, Marcus knows how to test bindings, from laps at home to Baffin Island couloirs.
Pro Patroller and Whistler-born freeride ripper, James McSkimming put the ION through the paces from resort laps to steeps in Tantalus.
IFMGA/ACMG lifer and lead guide for Extremely Canadian Backcountry Adventures, Keith guided on the ION from first snow to last call.
The only Canadian to ever bag a World Cup Ski Mountaineering podium. Off the course, Mel covers serious ground on the ION.
Landing countless magazine covers year after year, Chad's unrivalled technical skiing skills have taken him (and the ION) from Mt Resplendent to Patagonia and everywhere in between.
From skating rink snow in a pickup truck to summits and steeps in BC, Washington, the Rockies, Patagonia, the Andes, the Arctic, the Alps, Japan, and beyond - the ION left no snow unskied last winter. That was just the beginning.
The ION didn't just go to the ends of the earth. G3's lead binding designer Cam Shute used field testing as a shameless excuse to bag turns at the centre of the earth, on Ecuador's 5704 m Antisana volcano. Pickup POWDER MAGAZINE'S September 2014 issue, and dig into 'Four Miles High – A misty mountain hop at the centre of the earth' by Andrew Findlay & Steve Ogle.
All-new from the creative minds at G3. Game changing forward pressure, wide mount and refined toe jaw dynamics plus unique step-in and brake features yield superior freeride performance in the lightest set up you can ask for. The ION's efficiency, power transfer and sleek design is beyond any binding in its category. Power up, then charge the descent.
Simple & Intuitive.
Optimizes energy transfer and shock absorption. Enhances torsional rigidity of binding, and more directly transfers power to edges of ski.
A huge win for tech binding performance & safety. Assures constant contact with the ski boot heel to maintain consistent release values in landings and compressions.
Transfers power to edges and enhances torsional rigidity of binding. 33% wider than traditional tech bindings.
Boot Stop pops up and locates your boot toe at the correct place for quick, easy and consistent step-in. Safer transitions in gnarly terrain.
Effortless climbing with easy to grab, ski pole accessible heel risers.
Intuitive transitions and instinctive use. Turn heel in either direction to lock for touring with either hand. There's no wrong way.
Hassle free step-in and transitions. Allows easy discharge to prevent snow build up and icing, avoiding unwanted prereleases.
Giving new meaning to all-mountain performance, the Synapse Carbon 101's super versatile width, progressive camber, and ridiculously light weight will steer this agile ski up and down any mountain you set your eyes on. Play in the pow with ease or give mountain goats a run for their money. From sketchy crust to powdery bliss, this ski is ready and willing to face mother nature's full bag of tricks.Learn More
Our premium Alpinist skins have been engineered from tip to tail to be the lightest, fastest gliding, best climbing and most secure climbing skin available. "The Alpinists are the best all-nylon skin I've used in terms of glide."Learn More
Perfect for use in firm snow and icy conditions when it is difficult to set an edge, G3's free pivoting ION Crampon will enable you to travel with confidence and greater efficiency. The ION Crampon is easily installed or removed on-the fly with a single hand.Learn More
Show your IONs some love and they'll love you back. Dial them in properly, then give'er.
Simplicity and intuitive use were paramount design goals for the ION binding. Get some tips on how to use it to your advantage.
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