Tailor your current carpets to a Dynafit ski with some climbing skin attachments. These may also work with other skis that have tip notches and use a race-style skin fixing. Priced and packaged as pairs.
Rubber Tip - The rubber tips that fix Speedskins to the notches found in the tips of Dynafit and other skis. AKA Fix Long.
Tip Plate - The plastic plates emblazened with the Dynafit logo that secure the rubber tips to the skin in a replaceable fashion. AKA Click System. These have a ring of soft plastic that you can stitch through.
End Hook - Simple metal clasp used to hook the tail of a skin to your ski. Comes with rivets. The Contour tail hooks are similar, grab those if out of stock.
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Bummer about your protective sheet. The good news is that we have some available that will work and continue to protect your glue during storage. We sell a few different brands, but my favorite have always been the Black Diamond Cheat Sheets. The 140mm size would probably work best for the Denali, and you can find them here.
1) Buy a trim-fit-kit that uses a more standard attachment system, probably Pomoca since they make the Dynafit skins.
2) Find a pair of similar length yet wider skins with the same attachment system, then trim. e.g. Hagan Y-Boost might work for the 178.
3) Sew some Dynafit tips on existing or new skins, and optionally rivet on some metal tail brackets. Then trim.
I’ve used them on three Dynafit skins (including the race model) and retrofitted them onto about half a dozen mohair race skins, plus another touring skin.
To adapt the tips to touring skis that usually lack a tip notch, you can be brave and create one: Skimo Life.
Don’t bother with the separately sold plastic “tip plate” receptacle, and instead just sew the rubber tip in directly using a Speedy Stitcher Sewing Awl (for the equivalent of the tip setup on the Dynafit Race Ready skin). You’ll lose the advantage of field replacement for the rubber tip, but this is an advantage only if you carry an extra tip on your tours, which doesn’t seem worth the bother anyway given their apparent longevity.
As for longevity, my Manaslu skins that have over 300,000 vertical feet, still no signs of cracks or tears in the rubber tips. And ditto for the many other tips I’ve retrofitted onto various mohair race skins with lots of use, with some tips even on their second pair of skins.
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