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Sold FS Black Diamond kicker skins x 2

Discussion in 'Gear Swap' started by Ziggy, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. Ziggy

    Ziggy Repreived Ski Pass: Gold

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    A great alternative or complement to pattern bases for touring in rolling hills. They provide a lot of grip but are easy to apply and can be carried in a pocket.

    1. 70mm wide, Glidelite nylon (tractor pattern), VGC used for 2 days, with bag and cheat sheet $85

    2. 80mm wide, Glidelite mohair mix, new, with bag and cheat sheet $110

    The clamp plate on these has been fixed.

    Inspect/pick up in the north of Melbourne or posted at your expense.







     
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  2. Chaeron

    Chaeron One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    BD Kicker skins rock on the high plains - either by themselves with a non-patterned base, or in combination with a patterned base for accessing steeper terrain. A good buy!

    Easy to apply & remove, making for quick transitions & given their size easy to store in a side pocket - no need to remove a backpack for transitions.
     
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    Ziggy Repreived Ski Pass: Gold

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    They've actually got enough grip to do some pretty steep climbs as well - though if you're in big mountain country wall to wall skins are safer.
     
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  5. PhilG

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    Is there a trick or modification to stop the front clamp coming loose and acting as ski brake? I'd really like the idea of kicker skins but I never found a way to make them work properly.
     
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    Ziggy Repreived Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes. There's not enough curve in the clamp plate. That allows the leading edge to drop and act as a scoop.
    The solution is to bend it a little further - 2-3mm should do it.
     
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  7. PhilG

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    Thanks! Good to know there's a solution.

     
  8. Ziggy

    Ziggy Repreived Ski Pass: Gold

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    My guess is that BD changed the fabric to something thinner but didn't change the plate to match.
     
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    thread revival
    I'm headed "down south" for the summer.
    Yes to the big white Continent. and 24 hrs daylight.
    Looking at these for my AT skis.
    100m wide so thinking 85 or 90mm skins ?
    Not up for the bucks of pattern base and bindings just now so this looks the goods till I see what terrain is on offer.
    will take the full skins as well.
    any feedback on brands or just stick with Black Diamond , any other options etc.
    feedback appreciated.
     
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    Ziggy Repreived Ski Pass: Gold

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    BD is the only brand I know of that does them.
     
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    I bought Ziggy's castoff BDs last year , they have plenty of grip for moderate slopes.
    They dont have to be quite as wide.
    Might work well in Antarctica on rolling icy windswept stuff ?
     
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    Either width should be fine.

    BD are the go for kicker skins.

    Got ski crampons to go with the full length skins?
     
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    did a bit of reading just now , lunch break,
    I see Mont have them in 80 or 95.
    so I'm thinking I'll go the 80.
    leaves 10mm each side for the edge to come into play as seen in @Ziggy OP

    No haven't got any crampons.
    I did see these tho. I like.
    [​IMG]
    https://www.wildernesssports.com.au.../skeats-stainless-steel-85mm-skin-cleats-pair