G3 Tonics?

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G3 Tonics?

Post by phoenix » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:54 pm

Anyone have experience on these? There's a pair I can pick up at a very good price; they'd be for powder days/soft snow only.

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Post by Andy M » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:46 pm

I haven't skied them, but I almost picked up a pair when the model was being discontinued. They got good reviews back then, and apparently they were one of G3's most popular models.

Below is a review on wildsnow.com; be sure to read the comments at the bottom too -- there's some good info there.

https://www.wildsnow.com/2527/g3-tonic-ski-review/
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Post by phoenix » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:57 pm

Good review; they sound like what I'm looking for, but I dunno about the 8lbs. weight. My old World Piste's were great crodbusters at that weight, but kinda heavy for a skinny little guy like me. Gotta look at 'em again.

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Post by fisheater » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:12 am

Phoenix, I’m just curious. If you are happy with your Objectives, why wouldn’t you go to the V-6 if you wanted to be close to 100 mm underfoot? I’ve never heard a bad review. They are a bit expensive, but I personally would rather stuff dollars away in an envelope knowing I will have a great ski. After I put holes in a ski, I’d be lucky to get good value selling them. Then I would still be buying the Voile ski. Just what I’m thinking. Good luck no matter your choice.
Hope you got good snow from that last system.

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Post by phoenix » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:10 pm

Fisheater, your reasoning is sound, and I'd love to have a pair of V6's. In fact, the same shop has a pair they display with the Tonics, but, he says he's not selling them; they're his wife's and just for show out front, I guess.
It's the price that's the problem; I'm a rich man in many ways, but money isn't one of them. If I found a used pair, I'd grab 'em. The Objectives, Excursions, and BMD bindings I invested in a couple years back were my big purchase for awhile (I bought gear at shop discounts for decades. Oh yeah, and the (used) Waybacks & Bulldogs last year. Full retail prices and low income don't balance well).

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Post by fisheater » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:08 pm

I understand that position quite well Phoenix. I guess I could drop money on more equipment I really don’t need anything more than I have. When I have time to ski more, will I have snow? Will I be able to afford to travel or relocate to snow?
Since I don’t know, I’ll just be happy I’m tired from a good ski. Now I’m going to really enjoy a hot shower as soon as I finish this cold beer.
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