Voile says "skins should not exceed the length of the running surface of the board" (i.e. cut them so they end where the board's tail starts to curve up). Why? Seems like traction back there would help you get up the steep stuff. Any thoughts or advice before I start trimming?
when you get a liitle ice on the tail of your skins especially when it is 10- 15 degrees, the tail part will tend to peel off and eventually release your whole skin. If your skin is trimmed before the upcurve of the board you continually press it on your base.
Joined: Tue Dec 07, 2004 12:29 pm Posts: 135 Location: Bend, OR
I would highly advise putting a tail clip on the end of your skins. This will extend the life of your extremely expensive climbing skins. Check out past posts detailing what type of tail clips to use and how to attach them. PM me if you need any help.
Joined: Fri May 13, 2005 8:05 am Posts: 1495 Location: 395
I've always had skins that extend beyond the running length of the board and have never had any problems w/ the skins falling off. Sure, they might accumulate a little ice, but never had I had a problem. Personally, I like the extra surface area for maximum friction. I don't think it really matters either way.