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 Post subject: Re: splitboard skins help
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:43 pm 
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According to the changes proposed here... I pulled the skins all the way up as possible.
Still, the skin closest to the front point doesn't stays as sticky. I don't get a lot snow anymore, but still stays open sometimes.

The BD Split skins works great when opening track. They are light for sure and work great.
But no when the skin track is all packed. Adding that the shape of my splitboard is C2BTX, so still less skin when transfer from up to down. Tricky.

I hope to try other skins for the hell of it.


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 Post subject: Re: splitboard skins help
PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:48 pm 
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UPDATE:

To all of those asking for the Black Diamond Ascension Split STS Skins, I just wrote a review about them:
http://kakikoredgrana.blogspot.com/2013 ... ew-as.html

Long story short:
Good for your long trip, where you gonna open fresh track. Jeremy Jones use them.

Bad for hitting the packed Alaskan skin track with the rest of the people around. Poor grip at a steep angle where other skins worked better.

.... Now I'm gonna try other skins. I lady on the ride down told me: "look, I don't have any problems with this (G3)"..... Cheers!


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 Post subject: Re: splitboard skins help
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:19 pm 
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any more first hand reviews of climbing skins direct?

I like the price and if they are similar to voile/bd, then I may have to order a pair.


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 Post subject: Re: splitboard skins help
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:14 pm 
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Good enough for me to get them to make our skins for FirstLight
The skins are great!
Really good glue and they don't ice up.
You get skin wax and tail clips included.
I've tested them in NZ and Japan with no problems, so have my customers with not one complaint.
we sold over 60 pairs and I think they are the best skins I've used.

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even the kangaroos like them

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 Post subject: Re: splitboard skins help
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:29 pm 
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thx firstlight.

I like your graphic better than the other ones they offer.

any way I can order a first light pair from the states or is shipping gonna make it too much?


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 Post subject: Re: splitboard skins help
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:31 pm 
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powderjunkie

These are sooo popular we sell out all the time.
I've an order in for some more due to land mid April :(

Not sure what the shipping would be, I'll send you a quote.

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 Post subject: Re: splitboard skins help
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:19 pm 
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powderjunkie wrote:
any more first hand reviews of climbing skins direct?

I like the price and if they are similar to voile/bd, then I may have to order a pair.


I used them for 2 years. Tip clip loop could have been a tad taller, making it easier to get over the clips on the end of the board. Having the loops set at angle to the skin did make it VERY easy to line up the skin parallel to your edge and apply them quickly with no drama. Surprisingly a tad easier then the spark/G3 skins with their pivoting dual clip set up.

I thought the tail clips sucked though. I ended up putting on sparks and was much happier. Keep in mind these were purchased around 2011 so he may have changed parts supplied since then.

As for skin performance they had a tad less grip then voile/bd ascension, but MUCH better glide. I would step off established icy skin tracks and set my own. This was on a lib mullet with banana rocker, a cambered board would not be so bad. Glue lasted for MANY days with an almost complete lack of care. Only had problems bonding doing yoyo laps in Idaho of 1k in 5 degree temps, glue didn't get warm enough in my jacket.

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