Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Snow buildup on skins.
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  • #576237
    Huck Pitueee
    145 Posts

    I got shut down the other day by heavy snow buildup. I rubbed wax into the skins but they were wet already. Any new technology or hints? This stuff looks sick.

    #650826
    DrownedRat
    119 Posts

    In the PNWet I’ve been using the Glop Stopper wax from Black Diamond. It took several applications before it was really effective though.

    If the stuff in the video ever comes to market it will be awesome.

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    #650827
    Archie McPhee
    78 Posts

    Glop Stopper works great. Saved my butt in Valdez.

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    #650828
    Huck Pitueee
    145 Posts

    Thanks. I’ll grab a chunk soon.

    #650829
    ale_capone
    864 Posts

    Colin posted a video tutorial of warm waxing your glop stopper into your skins. Tried it out and i think it’s more effective, and last longer then the simple rub on method. I also like it better then the liquid stuff from nikwax that smells like elmers glue since you don’t have to wait for it to dry. not sure which works better, or longer, but both wear off after a few tours. I didn’t do the great side by side comparison like the guy did with skins and bindings.

    #650831
    Jake the Brit
    29 Posts

    Suncream works in a pinch if your skins are glopped up and wet.

    However, when you get home, rub in loads of BD glopstopper wax (purple) and run a hot iron accross. Some say comb the pile down, but I never saw the need.

    #650830
    treetop
    63 Posts

    @ale_capone wrote:

    Colin posted a video tutorial of warm waxing your glop stopper into your skins. Tried it out and i think it’s more effective, and last longer then the simple rub on method. I also like it better then the liquid stuff from nikwax that smells like elmers glue since you don’t have to wait for it to dry. not sure which works better, or longer, but both wear off after a few tours. I didn’t do the great side by side comparison like the guy did with skins and bindings.

    yes! I’m a huge fan of this. It works really well, and and it lasts a while. Don’t get them too warm though, or the glue will come off the skins and stick on your board!

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    #650832
    Huck Pitueee
    145 Posts

    Bought the glop stop the other day and it works well so far just rubbing it on. It was funny when I asked the shop guy about warm melting the wax into the skins. He looked at me like I was nuts. :scratch:

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