my go-to skin
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
the very first day i took these skins out i had a hell of a time. the last lap we did i couldn't get them to work at all and i'm sure my hapless thrashing about was a source of comic relief to my friends that day. after getting them back to my house and fiddling about i just moved the clip in the back a few notches to make it much tighter. since then, these have worked like a dream. i don't mind having to take these on and off multiple times over the course of a day.
the glide on these is very nice as well. on a flat road i can get into an almost x-country skiing-type rhythm and they really don't feel as if i'm sacrificing anything when i get onto steeper uphill slopes.
trimming these with the included trimming tool is a breeze. i had to trim them for Libtech skis with magne-traction, and even that wasn't particularly taxing. it certainly takes a few more passes, but it gets the job done just fine.