Combin must be German for “speed,” because the new Colltex skins nail the light ‘n fast concept that we hold so dear. Building on the formulas that have made the brand a regional favorite, the Combin skin features supple material with the grip of a much heavier skin. Colltex locked the world’s leading chemists in a room until they came up with a groundbreaking adhesive. The glue-like-substance retains full adhesion to P-Tex from -58°F to 122°F (-50°C to 50°C). The packing volume is 30% less than traditional skins. The advanced adhesive peels from a ski base much easier than the company’s exceptionally strong glue, making it a great skin for big powder boards or light ‘n fast spring missions. There is no problem storing the skins glue-to-glue, so transitions are straightforward with the easy-to-peel stick ‘em. As a bonus for those night missions, the glue is phosphorescent and glows in the dark! The Combin nap is Colltex’s mohair which is earning converts world-wide. Between the innovative adhesive and the smooth mohair performance, this may be the one.
- “Backing-less” design allows the skin to pack to 30% lower volume.
- Combin formula can fold glue-to-glue and peels apart easily.
- Mohair is as mohair does.
- ISPO Award Winner.
- Glows in the dark!
Questions & Reviews
I used a hot putty knife to remove the glue from my erroneous attempt to put gold label over the combin glue which didn't work at all.
Otherwise excellent glide, easy to stow away glue on glue, and exceptionnaly light. I am giving it 3 stars as they are exceptionnaly light skins that will perform well on traditionnaly cambered skis, just not for rockers, shame.
In conlcusion: If you fix it ones before the tour and put it away on top and ride down --> good. If you want to make a tour and cross several valleys or make several peaks on one day take and you will minimize the risk of standing in the nowhere and having a skin which does not glue anymore take another skin with normal glue.
The “non-glue” adhesive formulas are not for everyone, but they are a really nice option for some. For recreational users who value adhesion more than anything else, Colltex recommends their traditional hot-melt glue formula, available in mohair or mix flavors. They have some of the strongest glue around so you won't have any problems with those sticking!
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