The 2014 G3 Empress 115 is a serious powder tool for skiers who love to rip. The PowerRide construction features poplar wood cores between sheets of 7000-series titanal aluminum and a triaxial weave of fiberglass for torsion and flex. A Progressive, continuous reverse camber profile is matched to the sidecut radius for powerful, fast, big lines in deep powder, and they still hold an edge on hardpack. ABS plastic and thermoplastic urethane sidewalls stand up to impacts and give the skis a lot of pop when coming out of turns. Glossy nylon topsheets keep snow from building up on the tops of the skis. Durable steel edges stand up to regular use and dig into hard icy slopes. The G3 Empress 115 telemark/randonee skis have P-Tex 2000 Electra bases that are very durable and absorb wax well for good glide. This is the same ski as the Empire 115, but is given a slightly different name and a slightly different topsheet to appeal to lady rippers.