Does anyone have a review of how these...
Does anyone have a review of how these skin? I have no doubt they'll charge downhill, but how about on the way up? Is there still enough acreage on the ground to get skin traction?
I've skinned on these skis a few times and they've done fine. Conditions have been somewhat icy recently, but have had a day in the Watch and two days in Whistler, BC without problems. There have been some points of slipping, but partners on other skis (JJ's, K2 Backdrops and K2 Coombacks) had similar issues. The flat tail means more edge on the snow and more skin in contact too.
BTW, I used the G3 Alpinist skins with these last season. They've got good glide, but not the best for steep up-tracks. 130mm long in http://www.backcountry.com/backcountry-backcountry-climbing-skin?rr=t