Backcountry nirvana can be tough to reach, but G3's ZenOxide Carbon 93 Ski will get you there in a hurry. It'll also get you down through powder, over variable snow, and on hardpack with the grace of a falling leaf and the stoke of one who's finally found their zen state.The ZenOxide Carbon 93 is the middle child in G3's award winning ZenOxide lineup. Narrower and more versatile than the 105 and a little bigger than the crazy light 88, the 93 is the most versatile in the line. It weighs under three pounds per ski the same as the 105, but it is a little tougher and more hard snow oriented, with a half cap construction that utilizes ABS sidewalls to direct power to the edges so you can crush hardpack, chop, and suncaps with style. Just like it's big brother, it sports a carbon fiber cap and two triaxial carbon fiber laminates that give it the torsional rigidity and fore aft stiffness to charge and the lightness to make super short work of the skintrack, so you can tack on lap after lap without working your legs to smithereens. All the carbon is wrapped around a paulownia and poplar wood core that gives the ZenOxide the smooth flex, lively feel, and responsive characteristics to rally down any pitch, and the ski is also outfitted with a Titanal mounting plate for strong and reliable binding installation. Because the ZenOxide is designed to ski through variable conditions, G3 gave it a solid amount of traditional camber underfoot to increase power and hold when you need to lay down a solid edge. It also boasts an early rise tip that gives it the ability to float through powder and stay nimble in tight spots, while the ski's moderately long turning radius keeps things when you're opening it up through choppy runouts or on firm snow. It's also outfitted with burly steel edges and a fast, tough P Tex 2000 Electra base to keep you moving fast and holding tight edges in everything from deep snow to unexpected windslab and springtime corn. No wonder that guides, adventur...