Joined: Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:48 pm Posts: 561 Location: Kodiak, AK
Most people want the skins to reach at least the transition to the tail rocker. If they end in the camber portion before the tail rocker it may not be a big problem since you don't generate much traction there, but this is not the norm. I like my skins to extend well up the tail and I use tail clips (Spark or DIY) to secure them. Even if the skin gets contaminated with snow it stays in place.
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Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:55 pm Posts: 44 Location: Squaw Valley
I have a 156 prior that I trimmed the skins pretty short for. I cut the tails off about an inch or two past the rear contact point. Since the board has a rockered tail, I would guess that the skins are somewhere around 130cm. They seem to have plenty of traction.