The PL3 is another universal grind that has a broad range and runs well in many different snow types. It is a more aggressive than our LZ2 making it a better option as a universal grind for areas of the country that have warmer and more humid snow. It is also a good option as a base grind for warmer profile skate skis and clear base skis.
This universal grind for all types of snow - range +20F - +40F. The PL3 is a skate grind suitable for violet and red conditions, this grind has a large range and can often perform outside of its set temperatures. It will perform well in new and transformed snow and accepts hand structure well for wet conditions. A good choice for clear base skis.
Skate Grinds - All of our core skate grinds are compound grinds made as two grinds cut onto the ski one on top of the other or two grinds cut into the stone. The LZ0 and the LZ2 run well in both new and transformed snow and both can perform outside of the printed range. The PL3 and PL4 are best suited for transformed snow, but the PL3 will often run in new snow if the humidity is high enough. The Vario grind is a new offering from Gear West that runs best in man-made snow and is made with the new Variotech technology recently installed on our Tazzarri grinder. For skiers looking for one grind to perform in all conditions in the Midwest – the LZ2 would be the choice. In other parts of the country with warmer and more humid snow, the PL3 would be a good choice. At Gear West we are always happy to discuss appropriate grind choice for skis – give us a call to discuss.