Ski Trab likes to go it alone. They require uniquely sized drill bits, make 14-layer skis, and invented a whole new boot interface for the TR2 binding. Unsurprisingly, the thought-leaders of Bormio use non-standardized climbing skin attachments (not that there are any standards for such things).
Trab's latest system is called Attivo, and the skins are attached with wide, flat clasps onto the tips of Gara Aero, Maestro, Magico, Mistico, Libero, Sintesi, Altavia, and other such finely crafted skis. Trab skis often feature Duo swallow tails, which naturally require a special kit for fixing skins. We’ve noted your skin building troubles, and now offer these unique specimens for repairing or crafting your own rugs. All the attachments are sold in pairs.
Attivo Tip & Tail Kit - Two flat tip clasps with pull straps and two plastic & rubber knobs for swallow tails. Also included are plenty of rivets. The instruction sheet only has a few words in English, but the picture is worth 1000 of them.
Attivo.2 Tip + Tail Kit - Complete skin attachment kit for the Maestro.2 and Magico.2, with different tail attachments as compared to the standard Attivo kit. All necessary hardware included.
Attivo Tip Kit - Flat clasp with pull tab built for any of the current Attivo skis. Rivets included.
Attivo Tail Kit - Black plastic and rubber knobs built for the swallow tails of the Trab Attivo skis. Rivets included.
Attivo.2 Tail Kit - Tail kit for the Maestro.2 and Magico.2 skis with the narrower slit in the tail. Rivets included.
Duo Sint Tip & Tail Kit - Tip connection designed to fit older Trab Duo skis with a wide "V" notch in the tip. Also included is a camming tail piece to lock the skin on tight. Comes with rivets.
Duo Sint Tip Kit - The fancy tip connectors for older Trab Duo skis (including Freerando). Triangular locking mechanism spins into place in the "V" notch. Rivets included.
Duo Race Tip Kit - Same as the Duo Sint but a bit skinnier for Duo Race skis. Rivets included.
EVO Tip Kit - Unique tips for the first generation Trab Evo skis (Polvere, Volare, Ripido). Black plastic blocker slides in from the side. Does NOT work with later model Evo Attivo skis (Polvere, Volare, Ripido). No rivets in the kit.
Tail Hook Kit - Simple tail clasps for skins with a flat tail and notched tip. Rivets included.
Tail Clip Kit - Adjustable tail clip kit with rivets.
Camlock Tail Kit - Black plastic tail clip that adjusts along a non-stretchy strap. Rivets included.
PVC Tips & Metal Brackets - Basic square tip buckles with a fold-over piece of PVC to securely attach to the skin. Rivets included.
Metal Tip Brackets - Square metal buckles; several widths available. To attach your skin by simply doubling the skin back on itself.
Glue Tube - 65 grams of Ski Trab's finest skin glue. Please do not huff.
Hammer Rivets - Front and back pieces designed to be hammered together. Use for affixing tips and tails to skin material.
Questions & Reviews
Trab proves their superiority once again. After exploding the Pomoca tip bar on my second skin rip, I installed the Attivo tips. They are superior. The rivets are robust and the tip a single piece of metal. I needed only scissors (to punch a guide hole) and a hammer (to bang the rivet in) to complete assembly. Just use the photos helpfully posted below for reference. You can use these attachments on non-Trab, non-ZeroG skis; In addition to the skins on my Maximos, I am using them on my Voile Hyperchargers.
The tips are also great because you can tip rip your skins without needing a race skin notch.
The Attivo tail tips (v1, at least) are not as good. The system is pretty good - I could see it keeping my skin on even with a glue failure, but assembly is horrid. I still don't know how it's done because I had to take it into Skimoco for some assistance (which Tim very helpfully provided). And then I lost one of the rubber grommets on my first run.
Can I buy rivets with you?
I am also searching for a new rear lock for my old Trab skins, can you tell me where you found one?
I am the owner of skis Ski Trab Piuma Evo Polvere 123-88-109 which length is 185cm.
Now I want to use Black Diamond Ascension Nylon Climbing Skins.What do you suggest me from your current offer from SKI TRAB SKIN PARTS (Tip & Tail Kit) to buy?
Thank you for a quick answer.Now I have one more question: When I put the proposed elements (EVO type kit and Attivo tail kit) to the skins, in which order do I stick skins on skis: first top and then tail or vice versa?
What I'm really wondering is whether that might be more secure than the little "push in" device that goes with the current-generation swallow-tail skis. (I haven't had problems, but I'm wanting to modify my some high-traction BD skins for my Trab Mistico skis, and wondering what the best tail connecting device would be.).
Your thoughts on this?
Great skin attachment system.
However, I can vouch for how well they work on Trab skis once they are already attached to attached to Trab skins: the tip is my favorite of any brand or type, and the tail works fine too.
See my review of Trab's own skins for more details, but if for some reason you want to use a brand of skins other than Trab's own for your Trab skins, then you should strongly consider retrofitting on the Trab proprietary skin attachment system.
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