The G3 ROAMr 108 Alpine Touring Ski is a freeride focused ski that has more tip rise and a longer turning radius than its ROAMr 100 little brother
. This shape change allows the ski to perform better under fast, more aggressive conditions. Nonetheless, the ROAMr 108 can still be deemed a quiver-of-one ski, but for a more-aggressive, freeride-fanatic rider.
G3 claims that the golden ratio for the ROAMr series is 30% backcountry / 70% resort. So if you like to ski at mock speeds, arching artistic turns, both on and off the resort, then add the word ROAMr to your vocabulary.
The ROAMr 108 is built on a poplar and paulownia wood core for a nimble, lively feel. Two sheets of titanal aluminum are layered both above and below the core to give the ski stability and power. The added metal is the key ingredient that makes this ski a hybrid on/off-piste snow tool. There is just enough metal to add stability on resort, but not too much to empty your tank while touring uphill. This ski won't experience the same level of deflection as a lot of standard touring skis because of the more robust construction. It'll inspire confidence for downhill riding, but it will still be ready for another lap once the lifts stop spinning.
The ROAMr is shaped with a medium camber underfoot, early rise in the tip, and a low-profile, flat rise tail. This shape keeps your tips above crud, turns predictably throughout, and provides smooth turn exits. The ROAMr is a freeride ski mind trapped in a touring ski body (that's a good thing). You can crush the resort, but alas, when your hunger for fresh snow isn't satisfied by bamboo-marked runways, then take these puppies beyond the gates and into the backcountry where you will surely find 'the goods.'
Length [cm] (Turning Radius [m]): 167 (17.5), 172 (18.5), 177 (19.6), 182 (20.7), 187 (21.9)
Sidecut [mm]: 135-100-120
Weight [g]: 1810g (177 cm)