According to the changes proposed here... I pulled the skins all the way up as possible. Still, the skin closest to the front point doesn't stays as sticky. I don't get a lot snow anymore, but still stays open sometimes.
The BD Split skins works great when opening track. They are light for sure and work great. But no when the skin track is all packed. Adding that the shape of my splitboard is C2BTX, so still less skin when transfer from up to down. Tricky.
Joined: Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:51 am Posts: 704 Location: Surfing or Splitboarding Downunder
powderjunkie Good enough for me to get them to make our skins for FirstLight The skins are great! Really good glue and they don't ice up. You get skin wax and tail clips included. I've tested them in NZ and Japan with no problems, so have my customers with not one complaint. we sold over 60 pairs and I think they are the best skins I've used.
even the kangaroos like them
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Joined: Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:11 pm Posts: 44 Location: Seattle, WA
any more first hand reviews of climbing skins direct?
I like the price and if they are similar to voile/bd, then I may have to order a pair.
I used them for 2 years. Tip clip loop could have been a tad taller, making it easier to get over the clips on the end of the board. Having the loops set at angle to the skin did make it VERY easy to line up the skin parallel to your edge and apply them quickly with no drama. Surprisingly a tad easier then the spark/G3 skins with their pivoting dual clip set up.
I thought the tail clips sucked though. I ended up putting on sparks and was much happier. Keep in mind these were purchased around 2011 so he may have changed parts supplied since then.
As for skin performance they had a tad less grip then voile/bd ascension, but MUCH better glide. I would step off established icy skin tracks and set my own. This was on a lib mullet with banana rocker, a cambered board would not be so bad. Glue lasted for MANY days with an almost complete lack of care. Only had problems bonding doing yoyo laps in Idaho of 1k in 5 degree temps, glue didn't get warm enough in my jacket.