Overall: Five Stars for a climbing skin with typical Euro momix glide and good glue. Plus the proprietary attachment system works very well with La Sportiva skis.
Background on product familiarity: I have just one outing so far on a 2014-15 pair, precut for the La Sportiva Nano. In addition to a prior life spent with a certain line of very “boardy” purple and then orange nylon skins, and in addition to 100% mohair race skins, I’ve used momix skins from Dynafit, Black Diamond, Movement/Colltex, and Trab.
First, the first impressions out of the box: Relatively “boardy” for a Euro momix skin, which has its pros and cons. Glue is pretty typical for Euro momix, so not overwhelmingly tacky.
The proprietary tip attachment is very low profile, and also very secure. The tail strap is a clever variation of the Black Diamond STS, yet wrapping around the tail’s topskin to then click into the special tail hole.
Second impressions, in use: The tip attachment clips in quickly, and ditto for the tail, which is also easily to adjust for length. Rips are clean. Overall, an excellent combination of both security and convenience.
Glide is the perfect compromise: a bit less than 100% mohair, but way better than nylon, and with no discernable loss of grip. Glue kept all of its tack even in temps down the low teens F.
Third impressions, for long-term durability: Not enough usage yet to pass judgment based on personal experience. But the attachment system seems reasonably strong. And all my prior experience with momix plush durability has been excellent. The “boardy” laminate also bodes well for durability.
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