Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Rookie question re Skins Viewing 14 posts - 1 through 14 (of 14 total)Author Posts December 11, 2008 at 11:33 pm #570833 Dangerous E 58 PostsOk, so on my old split (which I bought used), I had a weid but highly effective system set up to keep my skins held onto the tail while in climbing mode (it was a first generation Burton split). On my new Mojo, I assume I need some kind of clips to keep the tail end of the skin attached to the tail end of the board while climbing?2nd question: I trimmed my skins the other night then folded them up and put ’em away. Last night I took them out and was only able to get each one unfolded by a hernia-inducing feat of strength. Is there a trick to pulling skins apart before re-sticking to the board? Or will they break in w/ use and become easier to pull apart. My old set of skins were not nearly this sticky.Thanks y’all… December 12, 2008 at 12:05 am #611975 Snurfer 1448 PostsHi E,I have a new Mojo as well and the tails just stay put by glue alone. I’m sure as they get broke in they will become less able to stick to the tail which will likely solve the later problem. BTW I know what you mean about hernia inducing, but I’m sure it will get easier to separate the skins.I’m using a method posted elsewhere on the forum. The idea is to fold the skins into sort of a w shape. Resting the hairy side on my arm I let half dangle to either side, then fold half of each sticky side back onto its self. Seems to be a little less work unsticking half the skin at a time. YMMVPeaceShark Snowsurf Chuna Voile V-Tail 170 BC Voile One Ninety Five Spark R&D Arc December 12, 2008 at 12:15 am #611976 refried 93 PostsVoile’ skins have no rear clips or straps, they stay on the tails with just the glue. I’m still using my first set of skins on my homebuilt board and the glue is just as good as the set I have for my Mountain Gun even though they’re 8? years old. I’ve never had a problem just pulling the skins apart, but what about hooking the skin on the board and pulling down? December 12, 2008 at 12:31 am #611977 peacefrog 376 PostsHi, They actually warn against hooking the skins to the board and pulling down, becuse it puts stain on the tip; potentially breaking it. I fold my skins in half and to pull them apart I hold the them between my legs ~the knee and use both legs and arms to open them. They also make a mesh fabric used to put between the sticky side of the skin when you fold it. I think it’s primarily for storage but it will probably help you until they’re broken in. I’ll echo the other comments in that you don’t need a tail clip. I think one on the instructional videos on this site http://www.splitboard.com/site/Instructional_Videos.html shows the skin seperation tecnique I was talking about.And here the mesh thing I was talking about http://www.backcountry.com/store/GGG0105/G3-Skin-Savers.html Good luck happy skinning December 12, 2008 at 12:40 am #611978 nothingmuch 358 PostsThe problem with the tractor skins and the mesh sheets is that the glue is strong enough to tear them, and then you have leftovers. Learned this the hard way =(If you want an easier way to open them up, fold in a W instead of in two (two quarters of the skins fold inwards, with the tipsmeeting at the halfway point). This is easier to open with the knees. December 12, 2008 at 12:55 am #611979 refried 93 Posts Off season training? 😀 December 12, 2008 at 7:52 pm #611974 Dangerous E 58 PostsOk, that’s some good info. Especially the video showing how to pull apart the skins w/ your legs. Thanks for the help. Now we just need some snow… December 16, 2008 at 1:33 am #611980 Douglas Mafia 60 Posts @refried wrote: Off season training? 😀😆 that is just too funny. December 16, 2008 at 3:45 am #611981 Taft 287 Postsskin savers are key. try not to stick your skins togeather when they are warm. it realy f’s up the glue.if you like me and you yo yo a lot in cold weather, then your going to find that the glue becomes way less effective when it’s cold. tricks to try.clean all the snow off your skins before folding them in half. I scrape them on the edge of my board.to keep them warm, keep them close to the body when shreding. I like to fold them over my shoulders. it gives you the added effect of shoulder pads so you can pull off the buisness woman look. (this last tip may cause your skins to ice up. easy to solve with a wax scraper going against the grain.)while you put your skins on, rub them flat with you hand to help warm the glue.before you start skinning, take a few stomp step in place to make sure they are stuck before moving forward. December 16, 2008 at 7:44 am #611982 peacefrog 376 PostsLast night I took them out and was only able to get each one unfolded by a hernia-inducing feat of strength.In addition to the other recommendations, you could also try…… not being a sissy :poke: December 16, 2008 at 9:46 pm #611983 Dangerous E 58 Posts @peacefrog wrote:Last night I took them out and was only able to get each one unfolded by a hernia-inducing feat of strength.In addition to the other recommendations, you could also try…… not being a sissy :poke:Dude, what fraternity were you in? December 16, 2008 at 9:55 pm #611984 peacefrog 376 PostsRho Omicron TauThere’s a joke in there, google should help. December 18, 2008 at 3:34 am #611985 split.therapy 455 PostsI use the black mesh “Cheat Sheets” that come with BD Ascension ski skins. It’s faster, easier and glue lasts longer. :thumpsup: December 19, 2008 at 3:17 am #611986 InTheMountains 216 PostsI use the “Skinny” from splitboard europe (links only in German…sorry) Skinny they don’t shred apart like the cheat sheets and ruin your glue gary Viewing 14 posts - 1 through 14 (of 14 total)You must be logged in to reply to this topic.