cydwhitNot a fluke, I've had three pairs of G3's with terrible glue, and have at least 5 friends that will vouch for the terribleness that is G3 glue. I love BD glue in comparison. G3 glue gets so gross and sticky and lumpy and then gives up.
I've had 2 different outcome with G3 skins.
One that has been perfect, works awesome, and the glue has held up just like any Black Diamond skin i've had or seen... That was a High Traction nylon skin from about 2 or maybe 3 years ago that's seen a shitload of use. I re-cut them for a different pair of skis this year. They don't glide for shit anymore because the fibres have gone the way of a used toothbrush (that is to say, very splayed out) but they grip like a motherfucker up just about any terrain, and the glue sticks just enough without being a goop mess. so that's cool.
The other was a Momix skin that has turned into a sheet of goo. I'm not sure if it got too hot in the summer storage, but I kinda doubt it as it was with other skins that didn't turn into a giant frogs tongue... Those skins are virtually useless now because the glue will leave an insane amount of residue on the bases and they wont even glide - to which, what's the point, if it's a mohair skin made specifically for better climbing?
So yeah. It's tough to say. I get the feeling G3 uses a couple different compounds and some really don't work well lol