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 Post subject: BD split skins w tail straps
PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:23 pm 
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i got sum new split skins for my new stick, the x wide is fatter than the solid skins on the market and well, split board, go figure, and theyre light! like everyone says 'oh yeh? split skins? must be light.' but when you pick em up its like 'whoa those are light!' its great
the tips i put together old skool with a few stitches to hold it
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i sewd some tail straps on too cuz sno gets in under the nylon and my new board is the r/c so theres less pressure on the tail of the skin
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it makes the edge less clean but doesnt seem to make a diff. so far so good.

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 Post subject: Re: BD split skins w tail straps
PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:54 pm 
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Nice work Karkis. I was thinking of trying these for new skins as I love saving weight, glad to see they mod up pretty easy for split use.

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 Post subject: Re: BD split skins w tail straps
PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:08 am 
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yeah - nice work .... the split skin is a good way to make yor sliding light and fast.

i tink the rubberstrip must hold the skin in the tail kurve . the rubber is in your slidingline.
he stops you , it works as a brake - the skin must a littel bit longer.




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 Post subject: Re: BD split skins w tail straps
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:12 pm 
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i went with the theory that less is more but its true you could have the skin longer and use the shape of the tail to keep the strap from slipping fwd.
but i havent noticed any drag from the strap at all, maybe jus cuz the rocker of the board.

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 Post subject: Re: BD split skins w tail straps
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:17 am 
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How is the climbing power of the split skin compared to a full? I wish BD made a split mohair skin. Couldn't you use the stock tip at an angle for a splitboard?


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 Post subject: Re: BD split skins w tail straps
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:19 am 
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you probly could use the stock tip at an angle but its set up to be centred on the nylon strip ie the plastic clamp is thicker in the middle to make up for the thin nylon strip, and thinner on the sides where the skin material should be... probably it duzznt rilly matter much, or you could shave down the thicker strip of plastic and then stick some skin on the nylon strip where the clip attaches or whatever but i jus took it back to the old skool cuz sumtimes ya jus gotta be true to yerself.
also, i kept the split more or less centred, that is i trimmed a cm or so off the strait side of the skin and then trimmed the other side with the sidecut, otherwise the edge with sidecut (inside edge for most of us?) would have very little skin on it
and yeh no theres not quite the same traction as a regular skin... but i expect its partly due to the r/c board also. its just a bit slippy on icy uptracks but not bad.

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 Post subject: Re: BD split skins w tail straps
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:13 pm 
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Thanks for the info. The centering of that skin was key. I think I am going the same route with new skins. Peace. :thumpsup:


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