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 Post subject: (not me) Kick Skins
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:38 pm 
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Just found this, I tried searching but the search engine here refuses to look for kick skins in any way shape or form, it 'ignores' skins in that term hmm.

Any technorants aside, this guy has a cool page. anybody use something like this for a split?

http://themountainshop.com/blogcenter/f ... ick-skins/

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 Post subject: Re: (not me) Kick Skins
PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:55 am 
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nobody tried to rig something up like this?
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 Post subject: Re: (not me) Kick Skins
PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:16 pm 
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Well, I'm stuck at work. That looks like an awesome idea! I'm gonna try to score an old skin out of the trash can and give it a try. Could be perfect for the rolling ski outs and long flats. Thanks for sharing!


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 Post subject: Re: (not me) Kick Skins
PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:13 am 
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anyone try this on a split yet?

My DIY is done and I am about to trim my skins, if there is enough leftovers I may try to make some kick skins. or maybe, on eBay you can grab some real cheap skinny skins.

again, this looks optimal for pretty flat (less than 15 degree) terrain, to max out glide.

when I get to it I will post some results and stuff. maybe pie charts and graph or two :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: (not me) Kick Skins
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:18 am 
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i've used kicker skis for about 4 years now off and on for teton approaches. my first set was a diy set with some old skinny skins from the thrift store. they were full length and prob 40mm wide. i had no tail attachment and with the old glue they worked ok, but not so hot. i was goiung to further mod them with a tail clip whern i came upon a set of real kicker skins at the thrift store brand new. these are prob 40mm wide and only 1.5' long, they have a rounded aluminum tab that covers over the front of the skin. these work good, but i find that if i am skiing downhill much the tabs can get pulled back and filled with snow. i like to use these for the long slow approaches. on the way out i usually just ski it all, although herringboning can get old on split halves real quick. i'm not done messing with kicker skins yet though...they do work great alot of the time, i just will only take them on certain tours where i know they won't be dead weight in my pack.

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