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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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Unanswered Question

Hi, What length and width would you recommend (I prefer full width ski coverage) for a pair of K2 Wayback 96 that are rated 170 long (but are actually 172)? Also, how much for shipping to New Zealand? Thanks in advance :-)


Goo globs

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

These skins provide great grip to the snow wether it's cold smoke powder or spring corn snow. After 3 years of using them on my k2 obsethed I needed to scrape and re glue them. I am really careful to keep them clean so they never lost their stick but they started to leave adhesive or goo globs on the basses of my skis. This happened even if my skis were freshly waxed. This goo lets ice form on it leaving my skis sticking to the snow and ruining my turns that I had just earned. :(

Goo globs

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!




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!
Unanswered Question

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

Unanswered Question

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?

Unanswered Question

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

Unanswered Question

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

Unanswered Question

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.


The Best.

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

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.

The Best.

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.

Best Answer

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!

Best Answer

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!

Best Answer

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

Best Answer

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.