9/3/2014
 
Overall: Five Stars for a climbing skin with typical Euro momix glide and atypically strong glue. My only caveat is that the laminate is so subtle as to render them more prone to “rats-nesting” when combined with the strong tack, although this is a concern only if you’re already in the habit of making a mess of your transitions on windy ridges. Background on product familiarity: I have almost 43,000 vertical feet on a 2013-14 Movement-rebranded pair precut for the Movement Response-X and another nearly ...
9/3/2014
 
Overall: Five Stars for a rebranded Colltex climbing skin with typical Euro momix glide and atypically strong glue, well worth considering even for other than Movement skis … which is especially valuable since the pre-cut Movement-specific versions will not be available for the 2014-15. Fortunately, the trim-to-fit version is now available, so see my complete review at the listing for Colltex Mohair Mix Skins.
9/3/2014
 
Five Stars for Dynafit’s rubber tips: brilliant simplicity, a stark contract to so many other complicated tip hardware systems on the market. I also prefer its more secure grab for deskinning over both homemade and commercially constructed bungee-based systems for race skins. I’ve used them on three Dynafit skins (including the race model) and retrofitted them onto about half a dozen mohair race skins, plus another touring skin. To adapt the tips to touring skis that usually lack a tip notch, you ca...
9/3/2014
 
Overall: Five Stars for a race skin with my favorite tip attachment system, good glue, the usual 100% mohair plush, and a relatively stiff laminate that allows for clean deskinning. Background on product familiarity: I’ve used a pair of the 2013-14 skins, for both training and racing. Mine have white plush, with a backing that features both Pomoca and the Dynafit Snow Leopard logo (both owned by Salewa). I’ve seen some etailer pictures with a black plush, but I don’t know if that’s an older or newer v...
9/3/2014
 
Overall: Five Stars for a climbing skin with excellent all-around properties, and well worth considering even for other than Dynafit skis. My only caveat is that I’ve never used them in very warm wet conditions for repeated laps, which I think is the most difficult challenge for any skin glue. Background on product familiarity: I have over 300,000 vertical feet on a pair of Manaslu skins. I liked those so much that I bought two pairs of the more recent generations on closeout that were originally int...