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 Post subject: Skin Storage?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:08 am 
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What is the best way to store you skins over the summer months? Mine have the "Wax" type paper that go in between the skins when folded so the glue doesn't stick to each other, but my question is: It is better to leave them unfolded during the summer or is it ok to fold them up and store them in a drawer? Just wondering if it would better to let them hang the whole summer so they don;t get creases in them or if that would "dry" the glue out? Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Skin Storage?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:35 pm 
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I think the general plan is to fold them in half, glue to glue, and store them someplace dry and cool. When it comes time to separate them in the fall, hang them from a hook by the tip loop, and allow the glue to release the tail very very slowly just using gravity. If this isn't working, you can add a little weight to the tail. It will release within a day.

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 Post subject: Re: Skin Storage?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:53 am 
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I have been wondering the same thing. Love the trick of letting gravity do the work...Thanks
Wonder if there are "skin Savers" available for snowboard skins. Skin savers look like heavy duty insect screen and made out of plastic. They probably have another name. I could not find any for board skins while searching.
I have skin savers, for my kicker skins for my Tele skis
They are available for full length tele skins so perhaps 2 sets per board skin may do the trick.


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 Post subject: Re: Skin Storage?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:39 pm 
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Parchment paper with silicone works pretty well if you don't have the factory sheet. Though it is easy to rip if you aren't careful


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 Post subject: Re: Skin Storage?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:48 pm 
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Dirk_Gently wrote:
Wonder if there are "skin Savers" available for snowboard skins.


These? http://www.genuineguidegear.com/gear/accessories/climbing-skin-savers

They aren't full length but you can fold your skins in half around them. Width is fine. I didn't have good luck storing skins over the summer on them though, they dissolved and wrecked the skins.


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