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 Post subject: best way to remove skins??
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:48 pm 
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I was wondering what is the safest way to remove the skins from your boards without messing up the base. Is there a tool to stick under the skins, or a special way to apply them (ie. folding over...)? Thanks in advance.


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 Post subject: Re: best way to remove skins??
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:06 pm 
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Location: Teton Valley, ID.
I usually just put the top of a pole handle under the center strip to lift up the end and peel.


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 Post subject: Re: best way to remove skins??
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:33 am 
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I will try the pol trick next time. I forgot about the center strip of tape. Thanks again, and I hope to post pics from the weekend tour.


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 Post subject: Re: best way to remove skins??
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:51 pm 
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on this topic, what's the opinion on waxing?

i've been iron waxing my board and tele skis blissfully ignorant for a while now, but i was just informed by the dude at the ski shop that I should probably use something else (there's this cream thing) to prevent ruining the glue.

Now i try to get at least one day in bounds after waxing before putting the skins on, but I've never had a problem before, but I thought I should ask for more opinions...


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 Post subject: Re: best way to remove skins??
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:26 pm 
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I have always hot waxed my boards. It seems best to use temperature appropriate wax, scrape really well, brush pretty aggressively with a copper and a nylon brush and buff with a Scotch Brite pad.
No problems so far.


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 Post subject: Re: best way to remove skins??
PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:33 pm 
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I like to use that little gray Voile scraper tool that came with the interface.

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 Post subject: Re: best way to remove skins??
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:46 pm 
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The safest way would be to go and see a doctor and they will remove them possibly by freezing them or by tying them at the base. :thatrocks:


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 Post subject: Re: best way to remove skins??
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:41 pm 
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So as time has gone on, I have been able to use the pole handle to get under the taped region down the middle of the skin. I'm thinking of slapping a small duct-tap flap to help with this.


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