Type II - Moderate
50 - 99 days / year
Mostly backcountry ski on tele-gear, recently switched to AT gear. I got hooked on skiing when I moved to Idaho from Florida in the late 1990’s. I learned to ski on waxless skis, then I made the jump to skiing on telemark gear.
Movement 95 Alp Tracks
Dynafit TLT8 Expedition Boot - Women
Ski Trab Vario.5 Bindings
K2 World Piste
Scarpa T2 eco boot - Women
Voile Switchback Bindings
I agree, Kam, I am experiencing the same problems for my third season on these skins. I have already repaired once, with BD Gold Label glue. I had full slippage on a ski tour yesterday. Luckily, the tip and tail clips held as it would have been quite the climb to be boot packing. I am planning on re-gluing the skins again today. It is truly disappointing.
Update on skin/reply: Thanks jbo for your response! Last winter, I re-glued my skins, with lots of help from my partner, since I wanted my skins to keep skiing the rest of winter. We used Black Diamond’s gold label adhesive. It seems to consistently be the best skin adhesive out there. If I have any more problems, I will contact you all about warranty, re-gluing options.
Update on this skin: I can no longer give this skin 5 stars nor recommend purchasing these skins. The glue adhesion has been gradually declining; however, they completely quit working in the last week. Originally, only colder temps caused the adhesive to decrease in performance, now now the glue no longer sticks to my skis at all in cold, along with decreased performance in warmer temps (~20F). Today, I had snow build up between my one skin and ski to cause slippage causing the skin to move enough to los...
I learned about this book from the Utah Avalanche Center’s podcast, with the author, Jim Steenburgh. Having been lucky enough to ski Utah powder, I was interested in increasing my knowledge about the science behind the snow. It accomplished that and more. As an amateur, I found the book to be an easy read, with lots of informative photos and diagrams.
First, I want to commend the staff at Skimo for their “awesomeness” in finding me the best boot for my needs. I did all the fitting via their online system and over the phone. They have very helpful, knowledgeable staff. Since I have flat, wide feet that I have abused over the years from hiking and skiing, I usually have problems finding ski boots that work for my feet. These boots fit well with no problems for the first month. Unfortunately, I have noticed some pressure on my right foot; however, I b...