Climbing Skin recommendations

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Climbing Skin recommendations

Postby From_the_NEK » Mon Nov 28, 2005 5:17 pm

Anybody have a good set of skins to recommend. :?: I FINALLY got a back country set up. Now I just need to be able to climb.
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re: Climbing Skin recommendations

Postby Admin » Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:20 pm

I love my G3s. They climb like a mountain goat, are easy to store, and have effective glue and tail clips. They don't glide worth jack, but that's primarily due to my preference to trim them for wall-to-wall coverage. I don't do a lot of up-and-down touring with downhills so small that I don't remove my skins, so climbing ability is a foremost factor for me.
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re: Climbing Skin recommendations

Postby riverc0il » Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:28 pm

i also have the G3's and have no problems to date. either the G3's or the BD ascensions, either way you can't go wrong.
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Re: re: Climbing Skin recommendations

Postby Admin » Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:29 pm

riverc0il wrote:either the G3's or the BD ascensions, either way you can't go wrong.


Agreed. Most circles regard those two most highly.
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Re: re: Climbing Skin recommendations

Postby JimG. » Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:44 am

Admin wrote:
riverc0il wrote:either the G3's or the BD ascensions, either way you can't go wrong.


Agreed. Most circles regard those two most highly.


I use the BD ascensions with the clip-fix tails...they work great.
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re: Climbing Skin recommendations

Postby From_the_NEK » Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:25 am

Thanks for the info. I've been looking at both of those. I've haven't made up my mind yet but it sounds like either way I should be alright.
Any other preferences on how to trim them? Admin likes full coverage. Any other suggestions?
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re: Climbing Skin recommendations

Postby riverc0il » Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:10 pm

definitely full coverage. buy a skin about the same size as your tip width. a little smaller is okay, but not too much smaller. the skins should come with instructions on trimming. the g3's have a 'trimming tool' with them which is a fancy term for a letter opener. you basically cut the skin to the sidecut of the ski leaving a few mm's on each side for the edges.
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Re: re: Climbing Skin recommendations

Postby lookn4powder » Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:09 pm

riverc0il wrote:i also have the G3's and have no problems to date. either the G3's or the BD ascensions, either way you can't go wrong.


I use the BD ascensions which work well. In the past I have not had much trouble with my skins icing up, but I have heard that an application of Zardoz base oil to skins helps keep icing to a minimum. Does anyone have practical experience with this treatment?

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re: Climbing Skin recommendations

Postby Lifty@50 » Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:21 am

Try this website. These guys are making skins in JH and are testing them in all conditions in Teton Pass and the JH backcountry. The prices are good....

http://www.climbingskinsdirect.com
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