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(biointegra) - MLife

Locale: Puget Sound
Glueless Climbing Skins for Tele / Rando / Splitboard on 04/26/2011 21:44:22 MDT Print View

I just picked up a set from: Gecko Skins

Has anyone used these yet? I am looking forward to it for several reasons, lighter weight being one, convenience another. They came in at 26 oz. on my scale untrimmed @ 140mm x 170cm

Note, these are not clip skins, but have a molecular adhesions, a la Geckos.

Edited by biointegra on 04/27/2011 16:20:57 MDT.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Glueless Climbing Skins for Tele / Rando / Splitboard on 04/28/2011 10:17:32 MDT Print View

I've been reading about them but have not yet laid hands on nor used a set. I'll be curious to hear more.

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(biointegra) - MLife

Locale: Puget Sound
Re: Glueless Climbing Skins for Tele / Rando / Splitboard on 04/28/2011 10:58:57 MDT Print View

They just recently received the split board version in Denver, so they were heretofore unavailable for b/c riders in proper form. I'm tempted to ship them to you to try out first, Sam, if you have any sloshes coming up, because I am heading out of town for a couple of weeks soon and will be far from snow. PM me with your board specs, if you're interested. /a

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Glueless Climbing Skins for Tele / Rando / Splitboard on 04/28/2011 11:03:20 MDT Print View

Mmmm, sloshing. Yes that is something I will most definitely be doing. In fact I've been trying to round up a posse for day after tomorrow. I sent you a PM.

Paul Magnanti
(PaulMags) - MLife

Locale: People's Republic of Boulder
Skins on 04/29/2011 14:53:53 MDT Print View

These skins look intriguing...

Curious how they perform in real world conditions!

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Glueless Climbing Skins for Tele / Rando / Splitboard on 05/02/2011 08:40:15 MDT Print View

My curiosity exactly, Mags. Yesterday was very, very hot and the glue on my skins is three or four years old. Fortunately we were only doing one lap so I didn't need to re-apply them to wet boards but I estimate it could have proven problem-worthy. The tail-ends of my skins are definitely shot and I can't even get them to stick in my warm and dry apartment (no tail clip solution for my splitboard yet).

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - M

Locale: Cascadia
Skins on 05/03/2011 17:56:12 MDT Print View

Interesting idea. There's definitely a lot of neat stuff happening in this scene lately. Hopefully these gecko skins or the clip skins turn out to be real winners. I'm sick of glue.