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 Post subject: Adjusting skins for swallowtails
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:02 am 
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I've just recieved my Voile V-Tail 170 from the UPS. Trying to find the best way for cutting Voile skins. Rear contact point of the splitboard is under the tail, so it is impossible to cut the end of the skin so it would have the same shape as the front part of the skin. If I cut them for proper lenght, rear and front parts of the skin won't be of the same shape and open-glue parts will gain dirt. If I shorten the skin so it would cover the surface from tip to the point where tail cut begins - the skin would be not so efficient. Are there any universal ways of solving this problem?

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 Post subject: Re: Adjusting skins for swallowtails
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:17 pm 
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Congrats on the new swally :guinness:
I've never been bothered by the shape of my skins on the three swallowtails I ride. I'm actually still using the skins I cut for a twin style 166cm and use them without problems on 163, 176 and 195 swallowtails. If I had new skins I wouldn't even consider running skin under the swallowtail fins.Go ahead and match the shape to the nose and tail if that is important to you, but I certainly wouldn't put skin under those tails. YMMV :twocents:

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 Post subject: Re: Adjusting skins for swallowtails
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:31 pm 
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Some info
This is setup for my Winterstick

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On my 178 voile I'm using full length skins with tail clips that are for skis attachment on the rear and it just clips over the very end.
I don't notice much difference
On the rental swallows they are as below, all the way to the end.

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I see skins as consumables and they will prob only last 3 years so keep them as cleans as possible but they are only $150.
$50 per year is OK for me

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 Post subject: Re: Adjusting skins for swallowtails
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:13 am 
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Thank you, guys, for your advices!

Two weeks left for my first ever swallowtail ride :drool:

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 Post subject: Re: Adjusting skins for swallowtails
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:00 pm 
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Some pics of the tail clip

FirstLight Skins and STS BD tail clip set.

Gutter guard as skin savers, so no goop on the pile!

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 Post subject: Re: Adjusting skins for swallowtails
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:43 pm 
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firstlight wrote:
Metelya

Some pics of the tail clip

FirstLight Skins and STS BD tail clip set.

Gutter guard as skin savers, so no goop on the pile!

Cheers


brilliant!

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