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 Post subject: simple tip i just figured out last weekend.
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:24 pm 
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i'm sure many people have thought of this on their own -- this especially helps me cuz i have a bunk shoulder --- when peeling apart skins stuck to themselves that are giving you a hard time slide the tip hook under the climbing riser (while folded down), place foot on top, and pull --- voila.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:20 pm 
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...or put it over the tip of the board (on the side it belongs to) and pull apart. added bonus...the skin is ready to be stuck to the board.

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My Avy 1 instructor (and Utah splitboard guide) told me that's a good way to break your board (over the tip). Besides, my BC buddies tell me it's really sexy when i hold both ends over my knees and spread them apart... :shock:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:32 am 
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You could also try the tri-fold technique for your skins. Fold the first 1/4 and the last 1/4 in to meet at the center of the skin, and then fold at the center back on itself. Ends up looking like a 'W'. Makes it so you have less to pull.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:07 am 
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Or use cheat sheets

Updated: fucking google... I mean this, not this.

Stemming can be really annoying sometimes, it found "skin" instead of "skins" when I explicitly asked for the latter.

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I use the knee spreading method...and in another thread Bastard Son of Elvis seemed really fond of knee spreading.

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i use the cheat sheets or the "skinnies" that Jogi posted the other day...either of them help preserve my scrawny computer user physique from gaining any muscle mass
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I've used the cheat sheets before, but like some others have mentioned they tend to leave little bits of plastic crap in the glue. After one season, I believe this is the main reason why the glue on my BD Glidelite skins is now practically shot. I like mmcpheet's suggestion, gotta try that.


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Wow, Are you guys all weaklings? I just rip mine apart, and stick the to the planks... No knee shuffle, tip slingin' or any of that jazz... Just grip and give a good old stretch...








OK, so maybe the glue on my skins is getting a little old... Easy to rip apart, and sticks just fine one the board. Plus I ride an older Burton, so it's stretched out by the tail clip anyhow.

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The glue on those Burton skins is not in the same league. You're lucky yours still work. Probably only a matter of time before that glue dies, like it did on the 3 pairs of Burton skins I went through... :)


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