What exactly is in the Pomoca Race Pro skins is unknown, as the formula is a trade secret. What we do know is they glide incredibly well yet can still scale an icy slope. So we have to conclude that the hand-selected raw materials and special chemical treatments are a good choice. Used by the European racing elite, these Swiss manufactured skins will help you to the podium in classic pink style. Choose the 62mm for those slick days or the European favorite 59mm for normal days or for use as your emergency backups.
The unique Top Fix RACE nose attachments consist of a highly elastic 3.5mm traction cord, an eliptical ring with excentric holes, and a reinforced end. These weigh a scant 9 grams yet are easy to grip with gloves. The set comes in a handy fitted Pomoca bag.
Update 2016/17: this skin has been replaced by the 2.0 version.
|Width||59mm or 62mm|
||Ancient Swiss secret|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Bottom Line||Best glide on the market|
Questions & Reviews
If you're racing, don't be caught on any other skin.
When it comes to glide, they can't be beat. I laughed out loud when I tried them for the first time. They are only a bit more grippy on the forward stride than a bare base. The saved energy is unbeatable.
Grip was another pleasant surprise. These skins have astonishing purchase for how short they're cut. They certainly demand good technique of the user, but so long as the snow surface is not shiny, then they grip as well as any mohair skin.
The tip attachment is pretty classic. A slightly larger fob would be easier to grip with gloves, but that's a trivial point.
Glue: The glue adheres very well to a dry base used with good technique. On the other hand, once contaminated with any moisture, it seems to take quite a while in the 'ol jacket before they'll be willing to stick again. It's a much lower tolerance than black diamond glue for instance, likely because its a much thinner and smoother layer.
The only downside to these skins is durability. In softish snow, they'll hold up longtime. But (and it says this in the manual) if you're skinning over a lot of frozen chunger, groom, snowmobile track, etc, they don't appreciate it and lose hairs near the edge in the area beneath the foot. That said, the pair I have that looks most haggard doesn't seem to lack traction for that fact.
This is a race skin. If you use it as such, it would be hard to top.
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