Using the same multi-layer glue found in the Hybrid Mix skins, the Pure version offers the premium glide of 100% mohair. Contour is an Austrian company known as the mohair experts, so these are built with some of the finest fibers and weave in the industry. Now attached to your skis with the reliable-yet-manageable Hybrid glue formula, the skins will be hard to beat. The kits are available in several lengths* and come with square tip brackets and simple adjustable tail clips installed. The Contour Hybrid Mohair skins could be the new standard in backcountry travel.
- Hybrid technology offers the adhesion of glue with the manageability of silicon.
- 100% pure mohair formula is optimized for speed, but still can grip the snow.
- Multi-layer glue is easy to pull apart and can be washed to refresh the tack.
- Vario front clips ship with square brackets but can adapt to other fixing systems.
- Simple adjustable tail clips are reliable and fit on skis with flat or round tails.
- Mesh skin savers are included to help preserve the glue for long-term storage.
- Offset trimmer means you don't have to reposition the skin between edge trims.
- Also included is a handy carry bag to keep your skins tidy and gunk-free.
* Please note the kits labeled Universal (without a length range) come without the tips attached so you can cut them to any length.
Update 2020/21: Contour designed a new tip and tail attachment to better prevent snow-creep. Also, the skin backing is now cut lengthwise to make trimming easier: peel off the central strip of foil while leaving it on the edges to make for a smoother and neater cut. Finally, a new offset hybrid cutter is a big improvement over the letter opener.
|Weight per skin (with backing)||316g [115mm x 169-176]|
Questions & Reviews
Best ever glue, how the heck does that work?! I loved freaking out partners with my mega fast transitions
But, they're thicker and less durable than a Pomoca. Holding one in each hand the packability and quality was immediately obvious to me. I didn't weigh them, but I very much suspect the Contours to be heavier.
They did fail completely on me after a long, sloppy day. My Pomocas have never failed in those conditions
Also, would you warn against switching to pure mohair instead of the Mix for PNW, often springy snow? I'm intrigued by the glide possibilities of the Pure and think I can manage grip tradeoffs, but I'm just held up on the idea of them wetting out and running into glue issues in the field and/or icing and glopping more, which also could be managed I suppose. Idk, just curious if you think full mohair is worth the trade offs or would recommend just sticking with the Mix which seems to glide just fine...
Regarding the full mohair vs. mix question, I do find the Contour mohair plenty grippy while providing a substantial boost in glide over the mix! However, the hybrid glue can be more finicky in warm and/or wet conditions. You could try Contour's Guide mohair skins with the traditional glue formula.
After weighing a few different pairs I would say the weight difference is minuscule, but the hybrid mix is actually a little lighter by about 10 grams.
I purchased these in February from you. Right away I noticed a very strong chemical smell that I’ve never smelled with skins before (even my previous Contours with the white glue area).
I notice the glue is stickier than my older Contours and it seems like a good change. The chemical smell is concerning though. I’ve left them to off gas in my garage but still smell it.
I figure Europeans are more aware of bad chemicals than us!
Thanks for your time and input.
Would you recommend the 115mm x 145-152 for a 151cm ski with profile 131-94-117?
Which width do you recommend for a 165 cm Voile hyper V8 please? 134-107-117
I would go with the 115mm. That will be just about perfect for full coverage on the tail width and cover most everything near the tip. With the 135mm you would end up cutting away most of that extra skin anyway.
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