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 Post subject: Edge exposure
PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 4:22 pm 
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Location: N. Vancouver <=> Santa Cruz
Hi,
I'm a noob to split boarding. I bought a used board that came with used skins. When I apply the skins the edges *barely* peek out. I'm having issues blowing my edges on steep traverses and negotiating switchbacks. In all likelihood I prob just need more practice skinning. But I'm considering taking a trim tool to the edges to take the sides in more, maybe expose a mm or 2 of the base on each side. Is this a bad idea? Just thought I'd ask b4 I proceed to ruin my skins. As handy as I am with duct tape I think I'd have a hard time tacking the skins back together :)

Thanks! Cool site!


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Hey, another SC splitter - welcome!

I would say that the skins are *probably* not too wide. Technique has a lot to do with it. Also, if you're in soft boots, traversing generally sucks, especially as the snow gets harder (in that case the split crampons can come in really handy).

You're welcome to come by my place and compare skin widths, but I'm currently using the Burton skins. There are a couple other SC splitters using the Voile skins.


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 3:09 pm 
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Jim, Thanks for the advice and the offer. Sounds like I should just work on honing the skinning skills more. Think I'm going to leave 'em as is for the rest of the season and see how it fares. PM if you're ever looking for some one to head up with, I'm there just about every weekend....
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