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northcave


Feb 18, 2010, 9:40 AM
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Touring skins - some advice
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Just some advice on skins. I currently have some skins off some thin old skis but on my new skis they're not wide enough leaving a good 8mm on either side of the ski at their waist. I haven't used them yet but plan to in a few weeks. Am i going to have problems or do you think they'll be ok?

Also the clip bar for the front of the ski is really short like only 45mm. This is fine for old skis with pointy tips but on the new ones they barely stay on. Is it a done thing to take it off and just use the extra length of the ski to fold over the front of the ski on to the top?


hafilax


Feb 18, 2010, 10:47 AM
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The width might be fine depending on how steep you want to climb. Could be an advantage for long flats especially since old worn out skins tend to glide well. If the climbing will be challenging then wall-to-wall skins make life easier.

BD (and maybe others) sells tip loops separately. Hockey tape works OK for holding on skins in a pinch. That's what I used for the tail when I borrowed a friend's split-board.


scuclimber


Feb 20, 2010, 1:57 PM
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Icy traverses on steep sidehills will be challenging.

And yes, buy some new tip loops from BD.


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