The Manhattan is part of the G3 Descent Series of skis and has garnered many awards including Skiing Magazine Official Selection 2013 and Powder Magazine Editors Pick 2013. As part of the the Descent Series, the Manhattan is a bomber ski for hard charging skiers who like to ski fast in all conditions and need a ski that will float in deep snow, crush the chop, and lay trenches in the hard pack. The construction of the Manhatten is the G3 PowerRide and is a sandwich of poplar wood for lightness and strength with 2 titanal sheets for additional strength. With this construction, you can expect a powerful, stable ski that is still light enough for the uphill on your long alpine tours. The Manhattan has a camber profile that G3 calls Early Rise 2.5. The tip and tail have moderate rockered curvature paired with positive camber underfoot. With this camber profile, performance is boosted in powder, mixed conditions, and groomers. Deep powder, big mountain lines, chop, hardpack? Check. Check. Check. Ski Features: Advanced Early Rise 2.5 Camber Line. Lightweight, High Strength 2 Layer Metal Alloy Reinforcements. Low Mass Tip and Tail. Power Ride Construction. Weight: 8.6 lbs per pair.