Industry News 10/17/2014

B$Z: G3 Expands Black Sheep Splitboard Line

G3 Genuine Guide Gear’s Black Sheep Carbon X3 offers snowboarders an even lighter weight split board option in 2014 for the ultimate in touring and freeride performance. Joining G3’s popular Black Sheep Carbon splitboard, the Black Sheep Carbon X3 features the same shape and camber as its namesake, but weighs a full pound lighter. ­­­­­­

Weighing in at just six pounds six ounces, the Black Sheep Carbon X3 is the ideal board for riders looking to explore deep into the backcountry. Featuring G3’s Carbon Ultra Light Semi-Cap Construction, the X3 provides riders with an extremely light touring experience without compromising any downhill performance. G3’s Carbon UltraLight Semi-Cap Construction uses a poplar/paulownia full wood core complemented by a 100% tri-axial carbon fiber stitched layer, yielding a lightweight, responsive and stable deck. The base is sealed with durable P-Tex 2000 Electra between full thickness Rockwell 48 edges and the topsheet is wrapped with a scratch resistant nylon, resulting in exceptional durability and damage resistance.

Featuring a full continuous negative rocker profile the 257 mm underfoot Black Sheep Carbon X3 rips turns and holds an edge in any condition from deep powder to steep ice. The X3’s rocker profile keeps its edges from catching at high speeds, easily busts through crud, and floats effortlessly in powder. Available lengths: 158, 162, 168. (300/257/292, 6 lbs 6 oz). 

The Black Sheep Carbon X3 and Black Sheep Carbon split boards are now available at retailers worldwide. For a full list of retailers, please visit