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    idtmcp542
    65 Posts

    Hey I was wondering if anyone out there has had any experience with these skins? Seems like a pretty cool idea, if it works.

    Also, if you have the skins, what did you use to cut them? Because Gecko sells their tool separately for something ridiculous like $60. I have my old Voile tool still, would that work?

    Thanks for any input you can give me.

    #649567
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    I don’t have any first hand experience but this resource seems to provide solid info backed by lots of experience…
    http://www.wildsnow.com/6281/gecko-skins-review/

    And more on the trimmer…
    http://www.wildsnow.com/6239/gecko-climbing-skin-cutter/

    Shark Snowsurf Chuna
    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
    Voile One Ninety Five
    Spark R&D Arc

    #649568
    shredgnar
    643 Posts

    I saw a clip of Temple Cummins splitting the other day and he was using gecko skins. Sounded like he liked them.

    #649569
    jerrett
    139 Posts

    So far so good – I’ve had a bunch of days out on my Geckos and they work great, not having to battle with skins is pretty nice.

    we’ll see how they hold up after a season – i’m optimistic!

    #649570
    zerodog
    93 Posts

    My buddy has been rocking them this season. So far so good. He has about the same traction I do with my BD skins. They seem to pick up less snow under them and yeah they pull apart like nothing. I think you could give them a hard whip and they would peel apart.

    #649571
    shoestring
    197 Posts

    after Snobros recent review of the G3s, I’d like to know if anyone can give additional insight into the Geckos…aside from the price, I find these really intriguing.

    Also, if anyone can chime in on the spit-specific tail clips and trimming tool, I’d like to know if they are both necessary (bringing the already high price, up to about $325, unless I’m missing something).

    #649572
    wjb
    163 Posts

    I have heard when skinning side hills that they could slip off the board sideways because the adhesion is less. Can anyone confirm or deny that?

    #649573
    firstlight
    721 Posts

    For all the Ozzie spliters
    Talked to the imported here in OZ and they wouldn’t even sell me wholesale the skins below $175 , they retail in OZ for $300 ish.
    I don’t understand this :scratch:
    not even going to bother having a look as there price point is ridiculous!

    Adam West

    www.firstlightsurfboards.com.au
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    #649574
    FaDe
    83 Posts

    @shoestring wrote:

    after Snobros recent review of the G3s, I’d like to know if anyone can give additional insight into the Geckos…aside from the price, I find these really intriguing.

    Also, if anyone can chime in on the spit-specific tail clips and trimming tool, I’d like to know if they are both necessary (bringing the already high price, up to about $325, unless I’m missing something).

    I trimmed mine Gecko’s yesterday with a usual trim knife, and with no problems. You have to place the skin without the front clip on “de-centred” so, that when you cut it over the outside edge of the splitboard half you gain couple of mm to show the steel edges when placed centered. That’s the thing the trimming tool does for you, it offsets the cut approximately 2mm to the inside of the splitboard half. I got a nice cut with that trim knife.

    The skins came without tail clips and i think that MP Sports (the manufacturer of Gecko skins) have only tail clips for skies not for splitboards. Will test the geckos this weekend, but from what I heard the tail clips are not necessary and they stick to the base quite well. Will see how they work…

    Btw: loved working and trimming the geckos without the glue! Perfect and easy handling, especially when placing them correctly for the trim on and off correcting no problem!

    #649575
    FaDe
    83 Posts

    Splitboard Talk Forum – gecko skins

    This is a parallel topic about Gecko’s

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