So I did my first couple of ascent/shreds and now my skins are not adhering as well as when I first put them on. I did wax my base. Did that begin the issue? Shall I simply go and purchase some goo and move on, or is there something more simple that I am overlooking?
Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:34 am Posts: 478 Location: Teton Valley, ID.
When are they not sticking as well? Put them on your bases, get them on snow post haste and be sure to drag them along and not pick up your feet. Keep your boards on the snow when skinning esp.. when first starting out after putting them on. Make sure your boards are well scraped and brushed after waxing.
Thanks for your reply split.therapy. They are not sticking as well here in my apartment. This just started and I did not want to go out on the snow and mes them up further until I knew a bit more, but am chomping at the bit to get out and up. I keep the temp in here around 69 degrees. I was a pro boarder x racer in the past and used the waxing techniques that I learned from that experience to make for a well-sealed and wicked-fast base. Should I wait until I am outside to apply my skins? I was putting them on the night before at home to save time in the morning.
I'd recommend applying skins in the morning. You're concerned about a minute? If that's the case you probably should go back to boarder cross.
Kidding aside, here's the deal. You skins stick awesomely in your apartment because of the temperature. It may actually be sticking too well. Skin glue is meant to be adhesive enough to use at temperatures well below freezing. Therefore, when you're at 70 degrees, the glue gets a whole lot more adhesive.
As far as re-gluing, I wouldn't worry about that at all. I bought my teles with used skins that are a couple of years old, and since then they've just received more abuse. They're still going strong, and I've never had an issue with them. After a few trips, there's no way you've ruined them.
When you get home for the day, make sure they're dry (but don't be sticking them in direct sunlight or in heat). Once they're dry, put them in your fridge or freezer. Apply in the morning at the begin of skin, and you won't have any issues.
Thanks for jumping in surfsnowywaves. I appreciate the levity as well as the knowledge that you have taken the time to impart to me.
Every single bit helps, and what you have brought to the table gives me the confidence I needed so that I can get back out there with my equipment. I am going to put my skins in the fridge right now so that I can go earn some powder turns in the morning. By the way, wicked user name. Hang Loose:)