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Climbing skins

Dec. 23, 2015, 8:11 p.m.
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What's the latest and greatest?

Thinking G3 Alpinist but are the http://www.mec.ca/product/5042-958/g3-alpinist-lt-skins/ any good?

“.....with a malevolent fascist swine atop its titular apex, the pitiful wounded beast of a rotten, spiritually dead American Superpower is careening towards epic barbarism while pushing the species dangerously to the tipping points of extinction.”

Dec. 23, 2015, 9:58 p.m.
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http://bb.nsmb.com/showthread.php?t=163063

would it have killed ya to page down 8 posts?

I think I would go with the nylon BD cuz the glue is usually better than g3 AND they are cheaper

Dec. 24, 2015, 1:41 p.m.
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http://bb.nsmb.com/showthread.php?t=163063

I think I would go with the nylon BD cuz the glue is usually better than g3 AND they are cheaper

I'm gonna' try these… http://climbingskinsdirect.com/climbing-grip-versus-glide/

“.....with a malevolent fascist swine atop its titular apex, the pitiful wounded beast of a rotten, spiritually dead American Superpower is careening towards epic barbarism while pushing the species dangerously to the tipping points of extinction.”

Dec. 27, 2015, 12:41 a.m.
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I've heard good things about the performance of CSD, I read somewhere its the same skins as the old purple ascensions, any glue probs and you can easily reglue with gold label

9$ shipping isn't too bad but then you got some exchange ?

YMMV but I knock the rubber tip stretchers off wide skis way too much and the rubber breaks SO I might go with the cheaper "Simple Skins" for 89$ but then I would buy a tail leash kit from BD to retro fit

Dec. 27, 2015, 10:57 p.m.
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Good point now that you say I remember doing that with my Coltex on my 185 Big Easys a couple times.

tail leash kit from BD

Wonder if MEC can get these….

Oh yeah got out tonight first time skiing in 4 year. Brand new Vector BC's - freaking turning machines - I skied like a (rusty, paunchy) hero!

“.....with a malevolent fascist swine atop its titular apex, the pitiful wounded beast of a rotten, spiritually dead American Superpower is careening towards epic barbarism while pushing the species dangerously to the tipping points of extinction.”

Dec. 27, 2015, 11:14 p.m.
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http://www.mec.ca/product/5021-559/black-diamond-adjustable-sts-skin-tail-kit/?Ns=p_new_to_mec_date[HTML_REMOVED]f=10+50644+52337

hear ya go

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