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skins....advice needed!!! (safe for work)

Postby peladoboton » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:32 pm

while i am happy to drop an extra $50 and have the right skins for my trip north this may, i found this company and i am wondering if anyone has any experience with this stuff....

https://www.climbingskinsdirect.com/Skins.html

(i cannot be left with crappy skins where i am going or pelado's profanity level will reach critical levels)
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Postby peladoboton » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:43 pm

well of course the company is gonna say nice things about themselves, there, dingus....

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....i need to know if someone has ever had this stuff break down on them as i will be out on a glacier and needing these for transportation....
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Postby nhluhr » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:53 pm

The skins are probably fine but the attachments look a little tarded. It appears they make you use the front attachment as the stretcher, which drops the 'hardware' exposed on the front lower on the running surface of the skin.

G3 and BD both have excellent attachment hardware that is foolproof and proven.
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Postby peladoboton » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:12 pm

dingus, yur an officer and a gentleman, no matter what site you post on. many thanks.
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Postby phlipdascrip » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:59 pm

In case this helps:
ClimbingSkinsDirect.com skins are the only skins on the market using the same plush found in the purple Ascension™ skins. To date, this fabric is the only synthetic material with glide comparable to mohair. We offer the durability of nylon, but with fine, supple, plush fibers and a low exit angle for mohair-like glide. In addition we are now penetrating the backing with our proprietary process in order to further lock the plush fibers at a low exit angle.
https://www.climbingskinsdirect.com/SuperTechData.html

No idea if Ascension™ = BD Ascension though..
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Postby Edgewood » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:08 pm

I've not bought from them but have heard good response from other skiing websites.
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Postby peladoboton » Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:07 pm

many thanks to all. just ordered mine for the up and coming opportunities to freeze in a tent for a week with hopes of climbing something cool.
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