sorry for starting yet another thread as a newb...lol..I tried doing a search and didn't find anything, but admittedly I suck at searching and give up quick.
anyways my question is this are you guys riding with/storing your skins in your jacket on your descents to keep them warm for putting back on for your next run? I was taught this method way back in the day when I had to take a tele class in college. Just wondering if this is still the norm or if folks are putting them in their packs for the ride down?
Joined: Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:22 pm Posts: 669 Location: Durango, CO
I used to store them in my jacket when I didn't have tailclips. Now that I have spark tailclips, I keep them in my backpack most of the time. I don't enjoy really riding with them in my jacket, it can be a little uncomfortable and limit range of movement.
If I do get buildup, I put them in my jacket for a little bit, maybe a few minutes during changeover, but mostly keep them in my pack.
In summary, to keep in the pack, get glopstopper wax, and get tailclips. Worse case scenario you get some buildup, put them in your jacket for a bit.
After folding them put them between your pack and your back. I don't do this all that often because I haven't moded my pack to make it easier. The few times I've done it I had a little difficulty getting it all together. Once on, I didn't have any problems with the skins trying to escape.
If you've got large leg vents you can put them in your pants. I do this more often. I use it especially when I know I've got a flat skin out. That way when I get done with my run I don't have to take my pack off. There's two methods for this one is to put them in vertically, the other is to wrap them around your boot.
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