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Outfitted with plush, high-glide nylon material, the Black Diamond Ascension Nylon Custom STS Skins give you reliable, smooth performance on a variety of snow conditions and slopes. Adjustable tip and tail attachments help keep the ends of these pre-cut skins securely attached on a wide range of skis and, should you need to, these skins trim down easily.

  • Plush nylon material provides steadfast traction on the steepest slopes and smooth glide when you need to conquer a rolling track
  • Gold Label Adhesive sticks to the bottom of your skis in the coldest and warmest temps and remains sticky season after season
  • Strong metal wire tip loops fit a wide range of ski tip sizes and can be easily adjusted or replaced
  • STS Tail straps are riveted in place and have an even stretch to provide the snug, secure fit you need to keep skins in place
  • Precut to fit your ski length

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Looking to buy skins for my Hi5 LaSportiva's (188cm). They measure 135mm at the tip and 105mm waist. What size would be the best option? Thanks!

Hey Christopher,

I would recommend the 125 mmx185-192 cm option for your Hi5 LaSportiva's (188cm). You will need to trim the skins to fit the 105 mm waist.

Feel free to contact me directly if you have any additional questions about BD Skins or if you are interested in setting up an order.

Expert Gearhead

purchasing skins to fit my 188 BD Carbon Converts. 135mm at the tip, 105mm waist. Should I buy the 125mm skins, and trim to size? What do you recommend.

Hey Philip,

Buying the 125's and trimming to fit will work spectacularly!


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No Slips, No Spills....No Frills!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this skin! Sticky glue and bomber attachment points ensure your skin stays put on your ski! 1 season in on these skins and I have not had any issues!

No Slips, No Spills....No Frills!
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I plan to put these on my blizzard black pearls wit 123mm being the widest point. They are 152cm in length. which size skin should I get and can I cut them down?

Hi - what size to buy for a 186 cm Voile V8 (146/115/126)? I'm thinking the 125mm x 185cm-192cm. But can I cut the length down on these if they are a bit too long?

You could cut the length down by cutting the tip actually not the tail. You could move the tip loop back a bit by unscrewing the loop and putting it back in after cutting it. Shouldnt need to do that at all though to be honest, should fit just fine.

You can call or email me directly. 801-736-6398, or

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Hi - what size to buy for a 186 cm Voile V8 (146/115/126)? I'm thinking the 125mm x 185cm-192cm. But can I cut the length down on these if they are a bit too long?

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Which size BD Ascension nylon custom STS skins would be best for my Voile V6s, 173 cm, 121/98/107? Looks like the 110 mm width, but should I get the 167 - 174mm or the 173 - 180 mm?

Which size of skins should I use for my 178 Black Diamond Carbon Megawatts? I don't have a clue. Thanks.


It depends on if you want a waist width or full coverage skin. If you just want to have straight skin that matches the waist width go 125mm, you will just have to trim a little bit at the waist.

If you want a full coverage skin that will cover most of the base of the ski and provide the most grip you are going to want to get the 140mm width skin and then trim that to fit the ski.

If you have any other questions contact me below

Dan Gates
Expert Gearhead
Office: 800-409-4502 ext. 4491

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just wondering whether the 110mmx179-186 would be best for my salomon rocker2 100's 186cm, 131, 100, 124 or would the 185-192cm ones be better

thanks in advance

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Hi. Could anybody give me advice on the most suitable set of skins for the blizzard bodacious 196. 142/118/132. First skins ill have bought in years so all help welcome! cheers.

What size would you recommend for my H2O Gear Ski Karen'cito Length 181 cm 165-133-149?Thanks

These are exactly the same as item BLD3398, except these are precut to length with tip loops already attached. I would recommend the 140x179-186, but it looks like we are out of stock in that one. You could go with the 125mm waist, but the 140 would really give you better coverage.

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I've been using Ascension (and Glidelite back when they were 100% nylon too) skins since 2002. I've also used G3, Pomoco, Voile, US Army (ha!), Dynafit (aka Pomoco), Climbingskinsdirect, and BD mix&mohair.

The "normal" nylon Ascension with the STS tail clip is the best, for me, by far. I've never had a glue issue, but I have with G3. I've never had a grip issue, but I have with Pomoco, I've never had a glide issue, but I have with Voile, and I've never had a clip tip/tail issue, but I have with all the others.

My climbing skins are my favorite piece of gear, ever.

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Black Diamond Verdicts, 180cm. 134-102-121. Seems to be in between sizes. What would be my best fit? Thanks

Depending on the ski I would go with the size up. If you have a flat tail its really nice to have carpet all the way to the tail. If the tail is raised you can size down and not worry about it so much. For width go with the 125 mm.

Go with the size that is closest to the width of the tail of the ski. The front part of the ski that's wider than the tail is mostly off the ground, and the vast majority of grip is coming from the middle under your feet anyway.
If you base off the tail dimension you'll have a full width skin for about 90% of the ski.

What would you recommend for a pair of salomon rocker 2 108, 182 cm? 132/108/125, Thanks!

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Hey Robert,

The 125mm x 179-186 cm is the variant that will give you the best coverage. They do also make a 140mm that you could trim back but I think the 125 should really be all you need.

What would you recommend for a pair of BD...

What would you recommend for a pair of BD justice 185? Would these in the 186 work out? 139/115/125. Thanks!

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Probably not the best fit for that ski. The skin will stretch a little bit after the first use so getting something that is on the lower end wouldnt work as you want the skin to be slightly stretched when you put it on, and then on the upper end you have a lot of tail which isnt carpet on the ski. Maybe take a look at the Alpinist in long . It is right in the middle 180 cm - 190 cm.

What would you recommend for obsethed 189s,...

What would you recommend for obsethed 189s, 138-105-125

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You would need the 130mm x 185-192 cm. We are currently out of stock, take a look at the G3 Alpinist.

hello, what size should i choose for my...

hello, what size should i choose for my armada jj. they are 185cm long


I would recommend getting the 125mm 179-186cm BD Ascension Nylon Custom STS Skin for your Armada JJ. That will fit well in length and will be a good fit in width with just a little trimming.

Which skins do you recommend for Moment...

Which skins do you recommend for Moment Hot Mess 158cm?

Hey null,

Thanks for your question.

For these skins we only have one proper length that would be compatible with your Moment Hot Mess skis in a 158 cm. That would be 125mmx155-162cm. The 125mm is the width of the skin, it comes with a trimmer so you can trim down the skin to perfectly match the shape and surface area of your ski (which is the best way to size your skin) 155-162cm is the length that the tail clip has as far as a range in lengths. so 158cm is perfect.

I hope this helps you.

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Yet to be able to do "the trick"

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This is my first set of skins. I bought them because they were well reviewed. And they are excellent skins. Perhaps a bit heavy, but definitely durable. Perhaps a bit lacking on the glidablity, but very grippy on those ugly, steep accents, (and with 125mm under foot on my Megawatts, who can blame them). But all this leads me to the glue. Wow they are sticky! All my buddies can do "the trick". You know that trick were you whip your skins off without taking your skis of. With the glue on these BD skins, it takes my full body strength to get them off. We're talking put-a-foot-down, put-your-back-into-it kind of pulling. Maybe this is not a comment on the skins, but rather comment on my weakness. Or maybe its the fact that this is my first season with these skins and they haven't amassed a sufficient quantity of dog hair. Which ever it may be, these are great skins and I am very happy with them, and with them I aspire someday to be able to do "the trick"

Sam, you need to wax those Megababies! Then they'll come off much more easily. They will get easier as the glue ages, too. Despair not!