These skins are bombproof. My limited experience with mohair suggests it's somewhat delicate, but I don't hesitate to rub skin wax into these with vigor. Rocks, trees, whatever - they don't really seem to get damaged and grip pretty well. Glide improves with break-in, and hot waxing seems to improve it, though I'm not sure if hydrocarbon + fluorocarbon is much better than plain hydrocarbon waxing. BD skins seem to be highly popular with tourers because of their quality, robustness, and availability.
I just noticed my review clearly mentions mohair, which these have none of. Perhaps there used to be an old picture of the mohair mix? Or maybe I'm just losing my mind. Anyhow - BD nylon skins are awesome.
Hah, maybe you assumed we would have mohair vs nylon, which is usually a safe assumption. Recent news is we now have BD mohair mix
by the centimeter.
Re-reading it, I was trying to contrast these with the usual mohair skimo fare, and worded it badly. It might have been out of surprise that you sell stuff for *gasp* normal touring (!) ;)
Oh, we mostly cut them in half lengthwise to use as really tacky skins for skinny skis :)
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