Synapse

G3 Synapse

Brand
G3
Model
Synapse
Category
Touring
Weight
1560 gr
Waist
101 mm
Tested length
185 cm
Year
2018

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

4
4
4
4
3
Fri Flyt overall rating of G3 Synapse:

8 / 10

Hard snow:
6 / 10
Soft snow:
9 / 10
Up:
8 / 10
Technical info:
G3 Synapse is an old acquaintance from Canada which has been modified since we tested the slightly wider version in 2015. This light semicap has a long rocker, even and soft flex, especially in the tip, and pronounced taper. One of the first things we noticed was that there was a lot of sidecut in the rocker transition. The radius is only 12 metres. Relatively long radius in the back ski. The female version of Synapse has a softer flex.

On snow:
All the test riders agree that Synapse performs best in deep powder and in short turns. It is easy to turn and fun to skid with. But as the speed increases and the turns get bigger, it becomes less stable and it feels a little nervous. This is probably due to the low weight and the relatively large front ski. It is a little dull on groomed slopes and not that easy to carve with. G3 Synapse 101 is a good choice if you like long trips with powder and descending narrow lines at moderate speed. Ideal for skiing in the woods in other words.


Synapse

Technical data:

Measured length
185 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 44443
Brand
G3
Model
Synapse
Produced
China
Available lengths
165, 170, 175, 180
Contact length
117 cm
Rocker tail
25 cm
Rocker nose
43 cm
Side cut
118 cm
Taper tail
30 cm
Taper tip
37 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
8 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
8 cm
Max tail width
118 mm
Min waist width
101 mm
Max nose width
131 mm
Side cut radius
18.2 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
12 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2014 cm2
Weight
1560 gr
Relative weight
0.77 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
12 mm
Hight nose tip
64 mm
Angle tail tip
Angle nose tip
28°
Height of camber
4 mm

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.