I’m cutting new skins next week, and I’m thinking of getting rid of the stock clips and making my own. So far i’ve used G3, BD and Gecko skins and the Gecko’s are my favorite. They are light and simple, and because it’s not a regular glueskin I can get away with not using a tailclip at all.
I’ve now bought Contour Hybrid skins, because I really love the hair and glue on them. I’ve tested a pair before, and also own them for my telemark set, and I’m pretty sure I can get away without a tailclip with these skins too as you can simply dry them off when they get wet and they will stick.
The tipclip is actually the one with the logo on it, and it comes off with velcro. The tailclip is the one I’ve taken pictures of while installing. It took me a while to figure it out as it didn’t even have a manual or how to. But the tailclip hooks on first and then you line up the skin and attach the tipclip with the velcro.
A wicket or coat hanger work for the tip clips and some thread and needle. I wouldn’t do any hacking on your board to use the corded system above. A wicket works on the tail if needed. It’s simple, light, and I like to think clever.
I can probably reuse the tip clip that comes with it. Thing is, I really like the Dynafit system because you can keep the board together with skins on it. Easier if you can keep the skins on while putting the bindings on imo. You can buy just the Dynafit parts too here in Europe.
Not sure what a wicket is, Google not helpful either… I’m assuming a metal wire piece like on normal skins.