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  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm not really digging the strip in the middle of the skins. When you are exposed while skinning the last thing you want to worry about it your skin slipping. I would go with the non split skins if looking to get out and tour.

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I disagree. I think these work great as long as your skis are fat enough.

I've had these skins for the last two (maybe three) seasons, and have never had any problem with them. Certainly, the traction is compromised slightly compared to wall-to-wall carpet. But I find that if I'm slipping on the skin track then so is at least half of the group I'm with. Most of the time, I just set a new skin track, and then everyone is happy.

On the plus side, they come on and off very easily, are much lighter than regular skins, and have proved durable.

I have mine on Voile Drifters with a 125mm waist. If your skis are skinnier then when you trim the skin to fit you're left with very little skin and lots of strip. So I definitely wouldn't use these on skis narrower than 120 mm underfoot.

If your skis are in the 130+mm range, then regular skins are going to way a ton, and these are a no-brainer. And you'll have *plenty* of traction.