Forums Tips & Questions Icing or freezing skins
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  • #576746
    SkinnyGuy
    4 Posts

    Alright im sure this issue has been addressed but it in the short amount of time ive been on i havent found it.

    What do you guys do when your skin starts to cling to snow thus adding weight to your ski and forcing you to lift it because it no longer slides? It doesnt happen all the time but when it does its a pain in the ARSE especially when im pulling a sled/pulk. :nononno:

    Ive thought about getting the G3 alpinist skins in the hopes that this will not happen with them as it does with my tractor skins. any advice would be appreciated.

    #654589
    PedroDelfuego
    758 Posts

    Wax your skins…

    #654590
    philip.ak
    679 Posts

    Black Diamond makes Glop Stopper, a purple rub-on wax for skin plush.

    To make it last longer you can in fact melt it into the plush with a waxing iron. So far I have only rubbed it in.

    #654591
    summersgone
    814 Posts

    I did this last week in Silverton, and it worked awesome, minimal icing. The week before it was ridiculous without hot waxed skins. I also carry it on my pocket as well, but once it starts you are almost screwed beyond control in my experience.

    RIP RandoSteve
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    #654592
    emmap
    26 Posts

    I had problems the other week (in spring conditions), and MattH suggested hot waxing. Once this was done there was virtually zero ice/glopping up – seemed to have more general grip than before also. This was with Tractor skins.

    Friend MattH was out at the same time with G3 skins and those were performing exactly the same – icing/glopping up when not waxed, but virtually zero ice/glopping once hot waxed.

    #654593
    802smuggler
    369 Posts

    I use the G3’s. They’ve glopped up on me a couple of times this winter.

    #654594
    Johnalan
    5 Posts

    I use wax before to go for ski. It protect skin from freezing. Mostly snow surfer use it to keep skin glorious and smooth.

    #654595
    Jefe009
    675 Posts

    NikWax makes some stuff that is really easy to use (sponge applicator) and works pretty well. Used it 3 or 4 times last spring.

    http://www.nikwax.com/en-gb/products/productdetail.php?productid=70#

    www.splitlife.net

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