Now you can get your speedy World Cup skins off the roll. And for fat skis too! Choose from several sizes up to 95mm wide and enjoy the supple mohair with glide treatments for all your reasonably-sized skis. The signature yellow* Ski Trab race skins are some of the fastest on the planet, and it’s nice to leverage that speed on non-race days as well. Fatter skins also work great if you need more coverage on your race setup than the standard 63mm skins provide. And don’t forget that the race-width roll is an affordable primary or backup skin solution. Affix your favorite tip (and optionally tail) and start gliding.
Sold in centimeter increments so you can get exactly the length you need.
* Please note that, quite mysteriously, the race material sometimes comes in purple, which is proven by color scientists to be just as fast as yellow.
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
That version is 60mm, which is my preferred setup for the course layouts we have out East, and also one of the roll options at the time of this review.
However, the roll offers the additional option of a slightly wider 63mm, which is best for Western courses with sustained steep ascents.
The roll is also available in a 95mm if you want to go wall-to-wall on a race ski, or have a wider "near-race" ski that you want to set up with mohair race skins.
See my review of the version with the Trab attachments for details on how well they held up during all five applications to a (very) cold ski base last month at the Idaho races.
Once again, see my review of the version with the proprietary Trab attachments for details.
The really funny part about the Vertical race is that I got into a maniacal sprint with some woman at the finish.
Yet it wasn't reflected in the results.
So either some woman's time wasn't recorded, or my recorded time was off -- oh well, still a wonderfully crazy memory of that finish even if I'll never know the identity of that woman!
Temperature up top was -10F throughout the race.
Yes, I eventually deployed my CAMP Flash Anorak, and also put a Buff around my face.
(And yes, I still suffered from frostbite, plus I was probably borderline hypothermic!)
But I did not bother bringing back-up skins, and the Trab glue never showed so much as even a hint of being anywhere near failure.
(And yes, I am in violation of ISMF 5.8.12 by picking up my ski poles before my second skin was packed away completely!)
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