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Pomoca S-Glide Tipon Skins

Brand: Pomoca
Model: Climb Pro S-Glide Tipon
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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.
3/31/2018
by Javier C (used product a few times)
 
My two prior skins (purchased elsewhere) G3 alpinist tip broke last year and the new G3 LT alpinist replacement glue failed after summer (although I got a warranty replacement) so I ended risking it and got the Tipons. I LOVE this skins and I am not going back to normal glue. Also the glide is excellent and the grip with the right technique is great even going steep. Only tried in Lake tahoe in a very deep fluffy day, on a wet day and on a normal day. Sure you have to pay attention to the application of the skins and push them in to avoid water but they are so easy to attach/detach and to shake out any water or snow that it is the first time I am rutinely pulling them out with the skis on. They are so plyable that they fit on small pockets and they dry really quick. No going back to g3 and now back to pomoca 30 years later! I have not tried all conditions or durability but it is such a delight not to deal with the glue and having forgiveness on applying reapplying on skis or on storage that I don’t care. Kudos to Skimo co - they have too self stuff and they always ship inmediatelly and have the best prices.
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3/25/2018
Question from Eric
 
Hi there, I have a set of Black Crows Pellis Corvus skins which I think are absoloutley amazing. I have used them out here on the British Columbia South Coast with out fail. While touring yesterday in the Whistler BC a fellow tourer remarked that Black Crows skins are made by Pamoca. I recently bought a pair of skis to use 50/50 resort/slackcountry and am looking for a similar set of skins. My question is, are the Pamoca Climb Pro S Glide Tipon the same skin that Black Crow’s offers (the similarity is both claim the skins are washable). Would you have a large 140 mm Version in stock?

Cheers
3/25/2018
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Eric, I believe the BC Pellis skins are made by Contour. The Hybrid is the washable formula.
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3/8/2018
Comment from Jeremy Allyn
 
I have about a dozen days on the Tipons so far. My home range is the Cascades, but I've skied them in the BC Interior and Selkirks during last month's cold snap as well. They took a few days to "break in" the glide and figure out how to "manage" them, but since then I have been increasingly psyched in all snow and weather conditions. They absolutely need to go on a dry ski (use the included chamois) and demand that you press the skin HARD to the base - these two things seem most key. On big trail breaking days with lots of tail stuffing on the skin track snow definitely creeps in the sides of the tails, but if you keep tabs on it, it's manageable and no worse than a skin with less than fresh glue...G3 skins are superior in this regard. But, O man, the grip and glide is amazing, the lightness on foot very noticeable, and the packability the best there is. Time will tell how long they'll last and I'm curious about how they'll do on long wet spring tours. Great job Pomoca!
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2/20/2018
Question from Peter C
 
I have the same sizing and "to TIPON or not to TIPON" questions as Christof, but regarding a pair of 185 Helio 105's. A few friends have just bought the regular versions, but I haven't heard much at all about the TIPON experience.
2/20/2018
Answer from Peter C
 
Pretty sure I'm answering my own question here: the tips are 134mm, so I believe I'd need the 140mm x 185-200cm, right? I'd still be interested in hearing about Tipon vs the Climb Pro S-Glides.
2/20/2018
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Peter, I'd look at the slightly shorter length (175-190) so the tail clip isn't jammed up against the skin. The 140 is full coverage, but you could get away with 120mm wide and not hate life. The Tipon is an interesting new adhesive but takes a little patience to learn, as it is best applied to a dry base and you need to apply some pressure to the skin. Bit fussy there, but they are so light and compact it may be worth it for some.
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2/17/2018
Question from Christof
 
I tour regularly on the 175cm BD Helio 105, and have a 168cm Helio 88 for big vert days/mountaineering objectives. I have a set of BD Nylon ascensionist skins for both, and would like to pick up a set of Climb Pro S-Glide for each one. First question is which version (Tipon or Regular) would suit each ski (haven’t seen any more updates on Tipon experiences), and which size would you steer me towards for each? Thanks a bunch, you guys are always very helpful.
2/20/2018
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Christof, the S-Glides are the "safe" bet, being a well-tested formula. Funnily enough, I'd recommend the same size skin for both skis: the 120mm x 165-180cm. Both will get you full coverage in the tail where it's most important, and won't leave lots of overhanging skin up front. You could go up to 140mm on the 105s if you want full coverage for the max grip.
2/22/2018
Answer from Christof N
 
Thanks, I came in and chatted with Eric and we also settled on the "tried and true" standard S-Glide as you recommended. Sounds like the Tipon is a neat option, but like it's been mentioned now a few times it requires a bit more attention and not quite a "set it and forget it" product. He convinced me to go with the 100mm for the Helio 88s as I'd only lose a bit of coverage on the last bit of the tip and tail where it shouldn't affect the grip and only help the glide. We'll see if my skinning technique supports that claim! Thanks again for all the guidance.
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12/3/2017
Question from Brian H
 
I'm curious to hear how they perform. I was on the front end of the Gekko skins years ago. Nice idea. Troublesome in execution. They separated from themselves nicely but required Herculean strength to pull from the skis. I pulled so hard one time I sheared the home made bungee right through the tip loop I'd sewn. The skin plopped into the snow and became irretrievably contaminated for the rest of the cold day. The snow crystals seem to fuse with the surface and needed a full melt to work again. Scraping on the ski edge only served to separate the material from the backing. Never went back.
12/3/2017
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Brian, yeah there were some not-so-good stories about those skins. Lots of other folks have been experimenting in the interim. We have high hopes the Tipons will fare much better. So far so good.
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