Kohla mohair is fast and functional. It’s affixed to your skis with some of the tackiest glue around, especially right out of the box. Or in the case, off the roll. Purchase the 100% mohair skins by the centimeter and we’ll cut some off a big roll and send it you. The next person will get some off a smaller roll, but it will still be good mohair. It comes with a thin sheathing on the back to keep the glue clean. The skins are woven with the Kohla logo, lightweight backing, and the sweat of Austrians. This is the same formula used in precut kits for skis such as the Hagan Cirrus. Just cheaper.
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.
Questions & Reviews
How long are the skins?
How stiff are these skins for climbing?
So I was wrong with dimensions of my skis, So my ski are 140mm wide, the skins that are attached to the ski are 75mm x 500 mm. I was struggling skinning up hills with not much grip, while on the flat I was was fine. Would a 128mm x 500mm really improve ascending pack xc trails? What is the link to the 128mm skins. Do you have about 1000mm of that type?
Will the sticky glue on the skins attach over my skis?
Keep in mind that I'm assuming a lot here, but based on my experience and weighing that against what I'm seeing in that picture is that the reason you're slipping while climbing anything steep is because of the lack of skin width. If your knee and ankle aren't totally vertical over the ski (to be fair it's not really user error as that's a pretty tough feat to accomplish) and weighting the majority of that skin patch down against the snow, your weight is pressing into the edges which lifts the skin material off the snow and reduces the usable contact patch pretty quickly, hence the slippage. If your knee and ankle aren't perfectly vertical over the skin material then you're basically just edging straight down the fall line which as you've found isn't a super grippy way to go uphill.
I think that some full width skins would help a lot, but length also helps a ton. Getting a full coverage skin that runs the entire length of the ski but more importantly the entire width of the ski would be a lifesaver. It sounds like the pre-installed skins are great for flats, so you could just throw the new skins on for steep climbs. For that 140mm width though I don't have any material off the roll, though I do have some kits available in that width.
Nylon is cool, but a bit overkill unless you're planning on an Antarctic adventure or something in REALLY frigid temps. The Glidelite is my favorite in this case, especially because we actually have the kits available and ready to go. Find the STS Kit 140mm here. The kits have a stripe of tape running down the center of the glue to counteract the insanely sticky glue but in this case that stripe will probably work more in favor of preserving your existing skin material than anything.
Glue very tenacious. Glue to Glue a very bad idea. I use a scrap of SilNylon fabric half the length of the skin to prevent glue to Glue contact. SilNylon is a bit too slippery. Uncoated ripstop might be better
I had a choice of ski with skins on or have a wad of snow under each foot that was sticking to the leftover glue. Thankfully I'm nursing an injury and had a bail plan to just descend a summer time access road so skins on was not a big deal. Now to clean up this mess and make a new pair of skins with something else.
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