Pomoca S-Glide Tipon Skins
No Longer Carry
The S-Glide skins have very little room to improve. Pomoca is trying to one-up themselves anyway. The Tipon formula has a thinner backing material and an innovative “non-glue” adhesive. The result is a skin that is lighter, much more packable, and easy to manage on/off your skis. The adhesive won’t ball up and is easy to wash with soap and water if it gets dirty. Pomoca Tipon skins will peel from a ski base without effort, making it the ideal skin material for powder boards with large surface areas to cover with glue. The Tipon backing material is nearly 10% lighter per meter than the comparably sized skin, but packs a significant 40% smaller. The S-Glide nap is arguably the best in terms of grip-and-glide balance; thanks to Tipon, now it’s even faster and easier to use.
- Ever Dry treatment is Pomoca’s premier anti-glopping treatment that is built into the skin for lasting performance.
- Tipon is almost 10% lighter than the traditional backing, packs much smaller, and is 100% waterproof.
- Glide treatment is built into the material which reduces friction while you're striding.
- ClickLock system allows easy tip bracket swaps, to ensure a proper fit on your skis.
- Comes with a fancy trimmer that makes trimming skins a breeze.
- Included storage bag for travel and long-term storage.
|Weight per skin (with backing)||334g [120mm x 165-180]|
Questions & Reviews
I have a pair of BD Helio 95's in 173. What size would you recommend for these skins? Thanks and have a great day!
I would go with the 140mm, 175-190cm size. This will give you the option for wall to wall coverage for maximum grip.
My question is... have other users had this problem, or did I just get a poor pair? I am now shopping for replacement skins.
I'm sorry to hear about your problem with your skins. We did hear about one other person who had a similar experience. Skins are a temperamental piece of equipment for sure. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to explore your many options in the realm skins, we want you to have the best possible time out in the backcountry!
I have used these extensively on a pair of Volkl VTA 108s. Used primarily in Wyoming in the Tetons and Absarokas. They are the lightest, most compact set of skins I have ever used. They have great grip/glide characteristics as one would expect from Pomoca. Their downfall is in their adhesion to skis. They must be put on a perfectly dry base. They progressively frost up when doing multiple laps in very cold weather, even when specific care is given to drying the bases each time. Often times I have had to de-frost them using my ski edges, holding up my group. If one keeps the skins in their jacket for every run, it can be mostly but not entirely prevented. I would say their performance relative to their weight/bulk is ALMOST worth the hassle, but not quite. I think the pink race skins are probably a better compromise if you are skiing in cold weather. If you are planning to use primarily in warmer areas, or don't mind the fuss, then you will love these. If you want to have your cake and eat it too, these aren't quite there yet.
Would the 120mm x 165-180cm be the right size for my 172 cm Black Crows Orb Freebird Skis at 121/91/107
However I have some Rossignol BC125 with Positrack (scales) at the middle of the sole. I wonder how much of an issue it may be for adherence and also what may happen once water does get in there, will that risk making them unstick?
I'll resort to the S-Glide with conventional glue then.
As for the length of just the plush, it's 155cm and 161cm.
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