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Contour Hybrid Mix Skins

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The Hybrid glue system from Contour solves the stickiest skin problem. That is designing a glue strong enough to adhere to the backing but not so strong that you can’t separate a skin from itself. Contour achieved this goal by using multiple layers of glue. An especially sticky formula rests against the skin which is covered in another layer of less tacky glue that keeps the interface manageable. The resulting Hybrid glue system is easy to use and reliable. It’s also easy to maintain, since you can simply wash the skin with detergent to refresh the stickiness. Attached to the fancy adhesives is a mix of fibers that also blends multiple goals: grip, glide, and durability. This is achieved with Contour’s signature mohair woven with some rugged nylon. The Hybrid Mix skins offer the benefits of newer glue formulas with the reliability of traditional fare.

  • Hybrid glue technology offers good adhesion even in low temperatures.
  • Glue is easy to pull apart and can be washed to refresh the tack.
  • 70% mohair / 30% nylon blend is a good all-around fiber formula.
  • Attached adjustable tail clips fit securely on just about any ski out there.
  • A wire bail tip attachment keeps things simple and reliable.
  • Two included cleaning wipes help refresh the adhesive side.
  • Also includes a carry bag and a trimmer for customizing the side cut.

* Please note the kits labelled Universal (without a length range) come without the tips attached so you can cut them to any length.

Skin Size Included Tip Bracket(s)
115mm 85mm
135mm 95mm

Additional brackets available, listed as Vario Buckles.

Specifications
Weight per skin (with backing) 312g [115mm x 169-176]

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Questions & Reviews

2/25/2022
Question from Amy
 
Which would be the best to buy for Armada Trace 108's?

Measurements: 133 / 108 / 125.5 mm - 172cm
2/25/2022
Answer from Zak M
 
Hey Amy, the 135mm x 169cm-177cm should work just fine!
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1/26/2022
Question from Fedor F
 
Hello,
My Contour Hybrid skins become dirty, but I do not have the opportunity to buy a branded cleaning agent. Could you, please, tell me if any household or automotive chemicals can be used to clean the glue on these skins in case of contamination?
1/26/2022
Answer from Patrick C
 
Fedor,

Thanks for the question and your patience! We are waiting to hear back from Contour on their official suggestion. The Contour Hybrid Wipes are certainly the preferred method, we will update this as soon as we hear anything!
1/26/2022
Answer from Fedor F
 
Thanks! I'll wait for info from Contour
1/27/2022
Answer from Patrick C
 
Fedor,

We have an answer! "Mild dish soap and lukewarm water could work well. Really saturate it and wipe it a bunch then let it dry for a while." Hope this helps!
1/27/2022
Answer from Fedor F
 
Thanks for your info; I hope it will help
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1/21/2022
Question from Hans
 
My skis are 189cm 128-96-110. Should I get the 115 185-195 or the 115 177-184?
1/21/2022
Answer from Patrick C
 
Hans,

Given the dimensions of your skis the 115mm 185-195cm length is the one for you!
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1/4/2022
Norm L (used product regularly)
 
I've used about every brand of skins over the years. These ones are unique. At first you notice how easy it is to separate the skins. My first thought was these aren't going to stay on my skis for multiple transitions. My second was, man these are so compact compared to other skins.
So after a season of use last winter I can say they held up well to many many transitions in the field last season and they are super compact and tuck nicely in to your jacket between laps.
This season I had about 10 days on them when I had what appeared to be total glue failure. Temps were below zero F with fluffy powder. I was pretty bummed thinking that maybe these skins are only good for one season.
I called the great folks at SkimCo and they told me about the cleaning packets that are used for these skins. I looked through my pile of ski crap and found the packets that came included with the skins. I didn't really even notice them when I got the skins. I cleaned as directed and the glue seems good as new. Super tacky and they stick like new. I think these skins are awesome. Good stick, good climbing, and good glide. What more could you ask for? Oh yeah compact as well.
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12/25/2021
Question from Jeremy
 
Hi there! Wondering about sizing for Contour Hybrid skins . . . to fit a set of WNDR Vitals, 126-100-118. Will the 115 size work? Those are 176 in length.

Thanks!
12/27/2021
Answer from eric
 
Jeremy- The 115 width would be perfect and I would buy the 169-176cm length for you ski.
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12/17/2021
Question from Cara
 
Hello,
I am looking at using these skins for my 169 icelantic riveters 95. I am right on cusp for length. Knowing that most skins stretch over time I don't want to get a skin that starts too long and cant absorb lengthening from use. Do you think the 115mm x 161-168cm would accommodate my 169s? I would prefer to go shorter than longer if possible.
12/17/2021
Answer from Jeremy L
 
Hi Cara,
I put the 161-168's on another pair of skis that were 169cm in length and there was an extra couple of centimeters to spare. Do it! I hope that helps.
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5/13/2021
Question from Andy (Krap) Been
 
Hey,
Voile Vector V6 BC 183 cm - 124, 100, 109 Which Contour Hybrid skin?
Thanks in advance for the help..
Best Regards,
Krap
5/14/2021
Answer from Jeremy L
 
Thanks for the question, Krap. I'd suggest the 115mm Universal skin as we are out of stock on the size that best fits that ski. It comes without the tip attached and you will want to trim a few cm's off the top before installing. It comes with a punch and the hammer rivets needed for the install.
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5/5/2021
Andy (used product regularly)
 
Climb Pro S Glides were my go-to skins, but all my pairs eventually kept leaving glue strips across the skis at the point where the skin had been folded. I like my Movement precut skins but the glue was extremely sticky making it a pain to pull the skins apart; these skins also picked up a lot of water out of spring/summer snow and formed ice along the edges--that was cured by applying a waterproof treatment. So I decided to try the Contour Hybrids. Now I have 4 pairs!: on my Movement Vertex-X, Alp Tracks 85, Alp Tracks 100, and Alp Tracks 106. I have used them in the coldest driest snow we've had in western Washington and in the warm, wettest snow we've had this spring. No problems. I did use one cleaning cloth and waterproofing on the oldest pair I had used at least a dozen times. They are so easy to put on and take off the skis that I now will climb even shorter slopes to ski down on my way to longer slopes just because the transitions are so quick and easy. And we don't use skin savers/cheat sheets in the field at all; just when the skins are going to sit for several days or longer without use. My wife now has no problems applying, removing, folding, separating, and reapplying the skins whereas with the Climb Pro Glides she had to use cheat sheets and fiddle with those.
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2/11/2021
Ben (used product regularly)
 
I have about 20 days on my pair and I have mixed feelings on them. On the one hand they have performed perfectly on every occasion that they have been used. The adhesive has held up, even on one long day in particular where my friend's BDs were failing. The skin surface is grippy when needed and glides great, better than my BD mohair mixes.
On the other hand, on my 5th day out on them I found a 3 inch tear coming in from the side. The tear is straight and clean. I used the Pomoca skin cutter which left a good, crisp cut, so there was no tear to start the tour, and I do not recall skinning over any rocks or surfaces that may have caused the tear. I've now skinned about 15 days on them since the tear occurred and it hasn't gotten any worse, but I feel like I need to baby them now and I'm worried about ripping them when off in some remote zone. I'm considering a repair by sewing them but I'm worried it will bunch up the material which will cause some loss in glide and allow snow to build up on the adhesive side.
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1/22/2021
Question from My dog Seamus
 
Hi, I was looking into these skins in a 135mm so I can have full coverage on my V8’s but it sure of lengths. I’m on 165’s, so the Med would be perfect, but my next pair of skis could be a bit shorter. Is there some wiggle room if I go with the 161-168 (M) and wind up on a 160 in the future. Thanks!
1/22/2021
Answer from Teddy Young
 
Thanks for reaching out! I'd say there may be chance it might work depending on the tip shape of your next ski, what model are you considering?
1/22/2021
Answer from Emily S
 
The Contour Hybrid Mix Skins 135mm in 161-168 length
1/22/2021
Answer from Emily S
 
Oh, ha, you meant ski model. Nothing in mind right now but will never have a longer ski than a 165.
1/23/2021
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Emily, it's tough to speculate as that can be ski dependent, but there's a good chance you could make it work on a 160. One tweak is to change the tip buckle to a skinnier model so the skin sits "higher" on the ski.
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1/20/2021
Question from Jet
 
I have QST 106 x 174 cm what would be the best option for skins ?
1/20/2021
Answer from Zak M
 
Hey Jet, the 135mmX 169cm-177cm should work quite well for you.
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1/6/2021
Question from Saghar
 
Hi I was wondering what is the 115 universal? does it fit the DPS Pagoda Tour 106 155 cm?
Thanks!
1/6/2021
Answer from Teddy Young
 
Hey Saghar, the kits labelled Universal (without a length range) come without the tips attached so you can cut them to any length! That 115 Universal should work great for you!
1/6/2021
Answer from Saghar
 
Thanks for your quick response! Does it come with the brackets and atachments?
1/6/2021
Answer from Teddy Young
 
For sure, it absolutely does!
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1/2/2021
Question from Tay
 
Hello! I am interested in buying these in 115mm for my DPS Yvettes which are 112mm underfoot and 158cm long. I only see these options for length:
115 x 145-152 and
115 x 161-168.

Since my 158 is not included in these ranges for some reason, would you suggest I purchase the universal? Thanks!
1/2/2021
Answer from Tristan M
 
Hi Tay,

Based on the length and tail dimensions of your Yvettes, I would actually recommend the Contour Hybrid Mix Skins in the 135mm x 153-160cm size.
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12/28/2020
Question from Jen
 
Hi! Thanks for your great site with so many accessories, etc. I have some super old skins - purple ascensions with BD Clipfix tail clips. The nap is good but glue no longer sticky, so I decided to reglue with some BD Gold Label Adhesive. I finished one skin and ran out of glue, but am already thinking I don't want to get more of the BD Adhesive, because it is just absolutely toxic smelling. When I put it on, it stunk, and it still smells horrible (like toluene, a carcinogen!), when I stuffed them in my jacket a day later. Plus my whole garage smelled till I left the garage door open all day. So, I'm curious about other glues for the other skin. I also need to replace one of the BD Clipfix tail clips. Thinking about this contour clip since it sounds fairly adjustible. Suggestions? Many thanks!
12/28/2020
Answer from Zak M
 
Hey Jen, all the skin glues smell quite bad. In order to get the most out of the skin glue, you do need to let them dry out for a least 24 hours and ideally apply the glue in a well-ventilated area. The gold label glue is a pretty good option overall but both Colltex and Ski Trab sell pretty good glues as well. The Contour tail clips could work but it really depends if they will fit with whatever tail strap you have on the skin.
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11/26/2020
Question from Heather
 
What size Contour Hybrid Mix skins do I need for Volkl RISE HIGH 88 170cm. Thanks
11/27/2020
Answer from Teddy Young
 
Hey Heather, I’d recommend the 115mm x 169-176cm size!
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11/19/2020
Question from Jacob W
 
Would you be able to do a size check on a 177cm Mythic 97 for me? I definitely want the 115mm length and would love the 169cm-176cm version if there is enough slack. Thanks!
11/20/2020
Answer from Will M
 
Hey Jacob,

I just went and checked that skin on that ski and it looks like you'll have enough room!

Hope this helps!
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11/3/2020
Question from reed
 
Hi,

I've been using nylon skins and trying to get a feel for mixed fiber. How do Contour Hybrid Mixed compare to Pomoca Free Pro 2? I see a glide measurement on Pomoca's site, but don't have anything to compare it to.

Also, what size would fit best for Salomon QST 99 (138-99-120) in length 181?

Thanks for the help!
11/3/2020
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Reed, either will be much faster than your nylons! I feel the Contours glide a bit better than the Free Pros, and actually grip a touch more as well, especially in powder with the longer hairs. The Free Pros pack down smaller if that's your main criteria. I would grab the 135x 177-184s for that ski.
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10/29/2020
Question from acousticbiker
 
Hi there, I have 170mm Volkl 90eights (133-98-116). Which size would you recommend? Also, what is the 'Universal' option?

I also see that Contour Hybrid Mix skins come in a split version that doesn't require trimming - any downside to going that direction?
10/30/2020
Answer from Patrick C
 
acousticbiker,

Thanks for the great question! For the Hybrid Mix skins I would suggest the 115mm 169-176cm sizing for your skis. You will get full coverage through the tail for plenty of grip, and the bit of exposed base up front will increase glide without sacrificing grab on the uphill. The idea behind the split skins is to save on weight and to increase glide, but there is an inevitable loss of grip that comes along with that design. If speed is your top priority it could be an interesting option, but for steeper skin tracks, or to make sure you have proper grip I would stick with the traditional skins. Hope this helps!
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2/10/2020
Question from Nyla
 
Hi! :)

I have Alpina Discovery 102 Skis, they are 158cm back/cross-country skis.
Do you think these skins are a good match? If so, should I get the XS or S?
Thank you very much!!
2/10/2020
Answer from Patrick C
 
Nyla,

The correct size for your skis would be the Small size (153-160cm) in the 115mm skin, which we are out of at the moment, but expecting more soon! I would check out the Pomoca Pro S-Glides (155-170cm length in the 100mm width), or the G3 Minimist (150-166cm 100mm width). Given the dimensions of your skis the 100mm width skins will be a better fit out of the box before trimming. Happy trails!

Patrick // Skimo Co
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1/27/2020
Question from Kelly H
 
Would the 169-177 length fit a 184cm DPS Wailer 112?
1/27/2020
Answer from TSB
 
Hi Kelly, that length will be a bit too short, but keep your eyes peeled for the imminent arrival of some more skins in the longer size!
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