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 Post subject: Skin length
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:54 am 
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I just received a Burton Freebird I got off of eBay. It came with Voile skins. My question is how long should the skins be? The board is a 162, but the skins are 130 cms long. Are they too short?


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 Post subject: Re: Skin length
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:15 am 
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Most people want the skins to reach at least the transition to the tail rocker. If they end in the camber portion before the tail rocker it may not be a big problem since you don't generate much traction there, but this is not the norm. I like my skins to extend well up the tail and I use tail clips (Spark or DIY) to secure them. Even if the skin gets contaminated with snow it stays in place.

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 Post subject: Re: Skin length
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:20 am 
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I have a 156 prior that I trimmed the skins pretty short for. I cut the tails off about an inch or two past the rear contact point. Since the board has a rockered tail, I would guess that the skins are somewhere around 130cm. They seem to have plenty of traction.


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