The most affordable way to get your purple on. Buy the PDG skins by the centimeter to avoid waste. Select your width and type in the number of centimeters you desire in the quantity field. We will cut a length off the roll and send it your way. You can fashion a tip out of bottle caps or affix the Colltex, Pomoca, or La Sportiva tips.
Swiss 100% mohair skin with Edge+ technology designed to prevent fraying.
Special fiber selection that makes the PDG climb and glide like a champ.
Waterproof membrane keeps moisture from infecting your glue.
ORDERING NOTE: These skins are sold by the centimeter (cm), meaning you should type in the Qty field the length (in cm) of skin you want for one ski “times two” for a PAIR. Unless you are making a backup skin, then just times it by one.
Hey! For the BD Helio 76, would you recommend the 70 or 80 mm roll? Not looking for perfect edge to edge the whole length, but don't want to go too skinny...
I read a review that mentioned about Colltex skins not being to be stowed glue side to glue side. Is that bogus? Also, is there much difference between Colltex and Pomoca mohair skins regarding glide or usability in spring conditions (I know nylon is usually better in wet snow).
Hi Richard, there is one specialty formula of Colltex adhesive (known as CT40) that has a contraindication regarding glue-to-glue storage. For most of their skins, including this race roll, it is no problem. A recent study showed a slight glide advantage for Pomoca Race 2.0 formula vs the PDG in warmer temps, which was reversed in colder temps.
I have made a number of skins this season with the Colltex PDG Race material and have been very impressed with their glide and grip. I have used them a lot in PNW this season and find they have better glide than the same width PoMoCa race skin material in the higher humidity snow. Using in the Sun Valley area in December and January I found the glide a bitter better on the PoMoCa material in temps below 20F. I would highly recommend these skins to anyone looking for a great race skin.
Bought these in 80mm and ripped them down to 40mm. They now work as a wonderful and affordable kicker skin for the flat approaches. Plenty of kick for anything up to 15-20 degrees and enough glide to enjoy it. Would suggest everybody make a pair of small skins for this purpose. I've only tried them a few times so I can't comment on reliability. However they seem to stick well. Arrived very quickly from Skimo. It was fun to make my own pair. I'm now making a pair for my wife as well.