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Skins, how wide ?

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Hi folks,

I've just swapped my 94mm chillout skis for wider and longer 105mm movement fly catchers.

I had my marker tour bindings fitted, (not an ideal touring ski I know) with the idea of using same skins (cut for the thinner skis. )

The skins will fit length wise but do leave a fair amount of ski exposed. 6/7 mm each side.

I have no opportunity to try them before heading to Japan (needed to get that in Very Happy ) . Anyone have knowledge of how this will effect climbing performance ?

This may seem an obvious answer, but I skied with a guy a few weeks ago who used split skins that ran along each edge while leaving the centre of the ski base exposed. He climbed without problems and in deep snow.
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
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scarbski wrote:


I have no opportunity to try them before heading to Japan (needed to get that in Very Happy ) . Anyone have knowledge of how this will effect climbing performance ?

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In powder it will be fine
On hardpack, suboptimal, depending on how good you are skiining.

Take them with you, cut them in the middle if you find you have problems.

Job done.


Last edited by Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person on Fri 12-01-18 14:57; edited 1 time in total
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You could try putting them on in a kind of zig-zag, so they alternate between each edge.
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Hadn't considered those options ta, think i'll stick with them and see how it goes. I would like to think it will be in powder !
could do without the expense of another set.
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