Joined: Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:40 pm Posts: 71 Location: vancouver, bc
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!
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 3:11 pm Posts: 68 Location: Jackson Hole, WY
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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