For short runs ( which is about all we have ) I'm looking for a lazy way out. I tried riding pow with skins on and it slid fine but the directional controll was a bit strange. If the skin was recessed into the board it could work.
another ski tech i work with cut out the scale section off a xc ski, and then cut out a section of his alpine skis and epoxied the scale section into his skis. it worked just fine for mellow ups and skied good on downhills.
both techniques = climbing 20 degrees or less with no skins
Post subject: Re: Who's not tired of ripping skins?
Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:27 pm
Joined: Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:20 pm Posts: 301
You would still have to rip them but they would only be about a foot long. I'm thinking of these more for long mellow approaches and once the steeps start I would go back to full skins. The fish scale idea would probably work for mellow terrain, Fischers work pretty well but they can be a drag.
Redwood mega fish scales ready for vacuumbagging to the base. Each hump has about an inch of flat for glide. test004 by Huck Pitueee, on Flickr It probably won't work but it had to be tryed. Oh and she's gonna swallow ummmm... Be a swallow