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 Post subject: Re: splitboard skins help
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:34 pm 
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Gecko has a new US distributor:

David Liechty and Matt Appleford
High Alpine Distribution
999, Vallejo Street, Unit 2
Denver, CO 80204

970 708 4766
www.highalpinegear.com
www.theadventureproject.net

Here is the warranty claim form:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10241410/High%20Alpine%20Distribution%20GECKO%20WARRANTY%20CLAIM%20FORM.docx

As to setting up the Voile/BD skins, you would just leave the front tip hardware in place and ADD a tail clip to the rear. All you need to do is whack a couple of rivets with a hammer. That's pretty much it. For trimming your skins to fit your board, definitely buy the G3 trim tool. That thing totally rules.

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 Post subject: Re: splitboard skins help
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:01 pm 
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I don't think the site is up and running yet it takes you to http://geckoskinsna.com which then indicates "site coming soon"

Thanks for the info in the clip setup and definitely getting the g3 tool I hear good things about it


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 Post subject: Re: splitboard skins help
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:26 pm 
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LPowhuntr wrote:
You guys mentioned that Voile with Sparks clips is the way to go just wondering how difficult is that change from the stock voile setup to Sparks. I see rivets on the voile setup I can be wrong. Also how simple is the sparks install?
Piece of cake!!! Spark has amazing instructions included, and a Youtube how-to video.

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 Post subject: Re: splitboard skins help
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:58 am 
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Hey there! I guess this is the correct topic for my issue.
I skin and split for 1st time in my life yesterday. I have the Black Diamond SPLIT skins. Wide enough for my board. Lib-tech.
The glide is awesome and the grip too, even in steep angle.

BUT, the snow was to wet and slushy. AND I adjust and trim them by myself, finding some Snow between the board and skin. What I did wrong and how can I fix it?
I don't know if the glue is poor or what, but they are new.
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 Post subject: Re: splitboard skins help
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:07 am 
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That photo alone isn't much to go on, but form what I can see the skins seem to start quite far back (or down), also the front attachment doesn't look "tight".

Could i be possible that there is a gap there that is scooping in the snow?

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 Post subject: Re: splitboard skins help
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:56 am 
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NorwegianDan wrote:
That photo alone isn't much to go on, but form what I can see the skins seem to start quite far back (or down), also the front attachment doesn't look "tight".

Could i be possible that there is a gap there that is scooping in the snow?


I'll check if I can pull them up then. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: splitboard skins help
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:04 pm 
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Kakiko wrote:
Hey there! I guess this is the correct topic for my issue.
I skin and split for 1st time in my life yesterday. I have the Black Diamond SPLIT skins. Wide enough for my board. Lib-tech.
The glide is awesome and the grip too, even in steep angle.

BUT, the snow was to wet and slushy. AND I adjust and trim them by myself, finding some Snow between the board and skin. What I did wrong and how can I fix it?
I don't know if the glue is poor or what, but they are new.
Image

Thanks



Those look like Black Diamond SKI skins with the plastic section sewn down the middle. You can tighten up the front wire by opening them up and placing the ball in different notch. Also can cut the skins and fit the attachment to fit like a traditional splitboard skin instead 90 degree as in ski attachment.


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 Post subject: Re: splitboard skins help
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:07 pm 
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Hey Kakiko, Those look like the BD adjustable tip loops. If they are, see if you can make them SMALLER so they "hang" higher up. They also have different size loops. Hope this helps!

http://blackdiamondequipment.com/en/ski-skins

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 Post subject: Re: splitboard skins help
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:07 pm 
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LPowhuntr wrote:
This is the only place I found gecko skins 140 by 170 it says 170mm I think that is suppose to be 170cm and I figure I would have to cut then to size.
http://www.mountaingear.com/webstore/Ge ... 233673.htm


It's a misprint. I just ordered these from mountain gear (they're on sale!). They're 170cm long and 140mm wide so they'll work on any board. I'm still stoked on my first pair of Geckos. These are a new generation and my old ones never had the problems people talk about as far as leaving chunks of adhesive on the board so I'm hoping the new ones work the same. I was surprised to see they come with tail clips now too! The little Gecko tip holders look a little sketchy. No idea why they changed these. The old wire loops were fine.


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 Post subject: Re: splitboard skins help
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:06 pm 
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Anyone ever use skins direct? Here are there splitboard skins.


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 Post subject: Re: splitboard skins help
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:41 am 
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Norv wrote:
Anyone ever use skins direct? Here are there splitboard skins.
Me and keffler used those. They are real grippy, the glue is super sticky and not real expensive. I can see they now have a "splitboard" skin; about time we told the 4 years ago to get on the ball.

Voile with Spark clips is my favorite so far.

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 Post subject: Re: splitboard skins help
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:12 pm 
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Norv wrote:
Anyone ever use skins direct? Here are there splitboard skins.


These are the guys that make our FirstLight Skins

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http://www.firstlightsnowboards.com.au/bc-gear.html

Great product, surprised the US guys don't support them more.

Have had no complaints from my customers

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 Post subject: Re: splitboard skins help
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I've been using the climbing skins direct skins since last year. I'm very impressed. The climb and glide far better than the voile skins. I can easily ascend slope angle that I couldn't previously. The tip and tail attachment is simple and works well. The glue is incredibly sticky, no issues so far, stronger than Voile and far better than G3. I'll definitely buy them again.


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