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  • #814720
    powhound84
    92 Posts

    Anyone have experience with the original Pomoca Free skins? I’m not talking about the Free 2.0, but the older ones. Just wondering how they compare to CSD or BD 100% nylon skins because I have a chance to grab a pair on the cheap. I’ve been happy with my CSD so if the Pomocas are similar, I’ll go with them. Thanks in advance.


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    #814807
    karkis
    270 Posts

    i have a pair of pomoca skins from a few years back, not the free but the mohair version.
    They’re light, which is nice, but it seems like a significant part of the weight reduction is a very light application of glue. I reglued them after a season and when i went to scrape off the old glue there was nothing to come off.

    Im not sure if theres much difference between the nylon in each producers skins but for glue i’d say #1 is Coltex, next best is Black Diamond, as far as i can tell.
    Ive used quite a few brands but not CSD.

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    #814943
    powhound84
    92 Posts

    Cool, thanks for the info. I ended up talking to a few people who said the mix and mohair Pomocas are awesome but the nylon suck. Decided not to go that route.

    Now it’s down to another pair of CSD or the backcountry branded G3 Alpinist. I know G3 had issues with their glue in the past but it seems like every company has. Can anyone comment on the most recent version of the G3 Alpinist and/or the backcountry.com version? I’ve never used tail clips but it seems like it would be a nice addition. Plus, they are on sale 🙂


    Go that way really fast. If something gets in your way, turn.

    Venture Odin Split 164
    Spark R&D Arc
    Spark R&D Ibex
    CSD Simple Skins

    Never Summer Raptor Solid 159
    Burton Cartel

    #814947
    powhound84
    92 Posts

    After more crappy feedback on G3 glue, I ended up going with CSD. Have been happy with my first set from them so why not roll with ’em again, right?


    Go that way really fast. If something gets in your way, turn.

    Venture Odin Split 164
    Spark R&D Arc
    Spark R&D Ibex
    CSD Simple Skins

    Never Summer Raptor Solid 159
    Burton Cartel

    #814949
    moridinbg
    150 Posts

    I hate the G3 glue. Also the High traction has a rather mediocre hold, considering the reduction of glide it has.
    My previous BD Ascension had similar amounts of glide, but could hold much more reliably.

    #815136
    Mike
    26 Posts

    “Can anyone comment on the most recent version of the G3 Alpinist and/or the backcountry.com version?”

    I bought the Backcountry.com version simply because the price was so good (I paid $81 for them). I haven’t had any problems with the glue so far. I’ve been using skin savers with them which I think G3 recommends. Neil McNab also used (uses?) G3 skins and didn’t mention any issues (link).

    My only problem with the G3 skins is the tail clip but that’s due to using a Jones board – I’d like a tail clip with the notch but don’t want to pony up $200-250 for the Jones skins just to get that. Might be possible to MacGayver a solution (pun intended).

    #815151
    permnation
    303 Posts

    I’d like a tail clip with the notch but don’t want to pony up $200-250 for the Jones skins just to get that. Might be possible to MacGayver a solution (pun intended).

    That looks like a pretty straightforward mod. Their old system with the cord on the tail of the skins is an even easier mod. Difficulty would be finding a clip that will work, but some MacG-ing on a voile strap clip might do it.

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