With a bit more grip and durability than the World Cup race formula, the red Evo skins from Ski Trab still pack some serious glide. Made with 100% mohair, the skin material is the same as that used in the precut skins for Trab’s aramid-core skis. Combined with some Attivo skin tips, you can assemble some skins for just about any Trab ski. Or with different hardware, just about any other ski can be kitted affordably as well. There are now fewer excuses for not using the speed offered by 100% mohair. Using efficient technique, you will be rewarded with every slide-step.
ORDERING NOTE: These skins are sold by the centimeter (cm), meaning you should type in the Qty field the length (in cm) of skin you want for one ski “times two” for a PAIR. Unless you are making a backup skin, then just times it by one.
Questions & Reviews
We haven't been able to weigh every skin material in a consistent manner, so I don't know for sure, but I have a feeling in that width the lightest would be either the Pomoca Free Pro 2.0 or the Kohla Freeride Air.
However, keep in mind that glide is a much bigger factor than weight - you should be sliding your skis, not lifting them! Otherwise, we'd just use snowshoes...
Let me know if you'd like some lessons :)
And same question for the Pomoca race 120mm.
Good morning! I'm excited to field a question from a fellow Nordic skier! If you are thinking of running the skin from tip to tail with attachments then it will be slow, but work the same as a touring set up. You could also try to attach at the tip and run the skin back just past the heel. I have actually tried to cut my own "kicker" pattern to place in the kick zone (to replicate a modern day skin ski), but the skin glue is just not strong enough to hold on once you get moving (I made it about 50m). If you have any further questions you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Happy trails!
I got the 90mm width for making skimo race style skins for my G3 86 Findr's that I've tip notched. I ended up with about 145cm length skin for skis are 177cm length. Used them all winter in Tahoe, Shasta, and Oregon snow (so warmer, wetter climates) for both general touring and racing. Made them with hand sewing method using nylon thread + bungee cord + plastic disk at the beginning of the 18/19 season and did not have any durability problems. They replaced some BD nylon skins that were basically straight cut for the same skis.
The glue is on the thinner side if you are use to BD or G3's glue amount, but that's what you get with lighter weight skins. As long as there is glue on the skin it did stick well though, and didn't have to baby them. Definitely worth having a tube of BD gold label at home to touch up the tip and tail sections where you touch the most putting on and ripping skins. Their reduced weight from the lighter backer and lighter glue amount from BD nylons was awesome.
Finally started to wax my skins as well and even though these are already faster than BD's older pure mohair skins, putting wax on them is great extra bit of glide for when I did race with them. Their grip was great for most everything I threw at them minus some real icy evening Shasta uphilling where ski crampons were needed. As long as you stay out of your high risers you shouldn't have a problem in most the Pacific snowpacks. I'll be in the rockies this winter and report back.
Trab claims that this touring version of its mohair skin has better grip than its own race mohair. Hard to tell without a side-by-side comparison with identically cut skins, but the grip has seemed perfectly fine to me, on a pair with any other momix skin. And glide is of course excellent.
Trab does acknowledge that durability is compromised relative to a momix skin. I haven't noticed any wear on the plush so far, but then again I've used them only on winter snow that hasn't been very abrasive.
Skin glue is relatively light but has performed well.
So overall, Five Stars for a really cheap way to get a really high-end 100% mohair climbing skin for your winter touring ski setup.
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