We’re not sure but we think the “S” stands for “Super”. The new Pomoca Super treatment on the old reliable Climb Pro Glide skins makes them even better at sliding. The friction coefficient is now more akin to racing formulas than to similar mohair-mix skins. Good sliding technique will be rewarded with up to 20% energy savings on an average climb, a figure extrapolated from recent lab tests. The Climb Pro S-Glides are 70% mohair, 30% nylon, and 100% fast. The skins feature the manageable Pomoca glue formula and easy-to-use tip brackets and tail clips. These are likely the default skin choice for interested ski tourers.
- Safer Skin Light membrane is waterproof, tear-resistant, and tends to hold its hairs in place.
- Ever Dry 2.0 is a water-shedding treatment the prevents potentially heavy water soakage.
- S-Glide concoction is applied at the end to give you a lifelong friction-reducing stride.
- ClickLock is a tip system that allows you to swap square brackets to match your ski tips.
- Adjustable tail clips ride up and down a thick stretchy strap that is notched for good hold.
- Kits come with a trimmer that is much easier to use that the letter-opener style skin trimmers.
- Includes a skin bag for carrying your climbers and for long-term storage across seasons.
- Skins come with tips attached except Universal length, otherwise known as "Back Fix" in Pomoca-speak.
- Universal Kits - 185cm of material with tails attached; cut to ski length and attach the tips before trimming.
Update 2020/21: The S-Glide skins are now made with a thinner backing material and they have redesigned Click Lock tip attachments and tail hooks that enhance durability. The skins are about 40g lighter out of the box with the same grip and amazing glide. They now come in a zippered hard-case.
|Weight per skin (with backing)||314g [120mm x 165-180]|
Questions & Reviews
I’m interested in these skins for my 154 cm voile hyperchargers. Of course, it would be nice to have some versatility in case I change skis to a more normal length for me (which is usually in the low 160s).
So, could I use the small size skin (155-170) or is the XS really the best option? I wish I wasn’t right at these end ranges!
Oh and secondarily, would you go Climb Pro S-Glide or Free Pro?
Thanks so much!
I just pulled a set to see if the small might work for you and unfortunately it looks like it's just a tad too long for that Voile Hypercharger. As for which skin to go with, I personally love the packability of the Free Pro, as long as you're not planning to skin over too many obstacles that one is a great choice. However, if durability is key for you, the Climb Pro S-Glide will definitely hold up to a little bit more abuse.
Which one would you suggest 120mm × 165-180 or 140mm × 165-180
The Pomoca website suggests 130mm × 165-180
We typically size skins based on the tail width of skis, as very little traction comes from the tip of your ski, especially on a rockered ski like the Soul 7. I would recommend the 120mm width of Climb Pro S-Glide, as you will have full coverage underfoot, as well as mostly full coverage in the tail with 1mm of base material visible on each side. If you want the assurance of full coverage with the accompanied weight penalty, go for the 140mm!
Great question, I think the 100mm would be a precise fit as the tail of the ski measures in at 99.5mm. If that's a bit too close for comfort, then I'd suggest going for the 120mm as that'll provide a bit more wiggle room for the cutting of the skin.
Is this how the tail is supposed to be with a 189ski for a Large Pomoca?
Also, this ski does not have a flat section for the clip and it does not grab well.
I live in SLC and can bring this by, wondering if maybe this is a medium? or something is wrong?
I guess it was foolish to think the ski lengths they recommend result in good configurations?
Seems a bit backward. Is there a good way to lengthen the strap?
I purchased this from SkiMo, and haven't cut them, any logic to waiting for XL to come in stock and swapping?
I would like to buy this skin in order to use them on icy and steep terrain, but mainly on icy spring conditions. Are they the right chiose? I have 2 pair of race skis and I know it could seem strange but I want use this skin with my race ski since race skins are not so good when it's icy. Is it possible to fit the skins on the following ski? Atomic Backland UL 65 - 161 CM 93/65/78.5
Dynafit PDG - 161 CM 99/65/88
As a mohair-mix skin, the Pomoca Climb Pro S-Glide will definitely be a step up in grip from a race skin. However, the trim to fit version does not come with a tip and tail attachment system that makes sense for a race ski. I would recommend doing a custom build using Pomoca Climb Pro S-Glide Per CM, and Pomoca Top Fix Race Tips as an attachment. If you have any further questions, reach out to us at email@example.com
I do not like the attachment points. Without fail my partner and I will always deal with at least one, usually multiple, moments where the tail clip comes off on the skin track. Not the end of the world, but get annoying. I also don't enjoy how the tip attachment isn't fixed and slides side-to-side. Maybe there's a reason for this? I haven't figured it out and it just adds times having to adjust the attachment to be centered.
In the end, the attachment point issues don't detract enough to make these skins lose their place at the top of the podium among the competition. Just some things I think could be improved
I went from Dynafit mohair mix to bd nylon and to these.
By far the best of the bunch. The glue is in all the right spots to rip off with ease. BD skins are crap. I love how well they fold in my jacket. Was a bit torn between these and the race 2.0s and glad I went with these. All the bells and whistles in terms of treatment on these.
They grip really well still. Better than my buddies with nylons at times. The glide is wayy better. Highly recommend them even with the steep tracks we get in the Wasatch.
I've read through most of the "length-related" comments, but just wanted to be sure: Will the M size (165-180cm) skin fit onto my Kästle TX98 178cm (128/98/117)? and which width would you recommend?
At the moment I'm using a Colltex Palü that has been mounted by a ski shop here in switzerland and they used a 170cm skin, so I only got around 2-3cm of "strap" (photo) to tighten the end hook, thats why I'm thinking about getting a new skin.
Since I normally use my light race skis I'm a bit more on the uphill side and sliding characteristics are somewhat important to me ;-). And since the pomoca allows to put glue side on glue side, this seems another plus to me. Do you have further experience how these two skins compare?
Thanks and stay safe!
What width and length Pomoca skin would be the best fit for a 168 cm Stockli Edge 100. Dimensions are 136-100-125.
Based on the tail width and length of your ski, I would recommend the Pomoca Climb Pro S-Glide in the 120mm x 165cm-180cm size. However, we do not currently have that size in stock. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we would be happy to chat other options!
Will the smallest size Pomoca Climb Pro S-Glide (100mm x 165-180cm) fit the Blizzard Zero G 85 164cm ski?
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