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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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What would you recommend for a pair of...

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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...

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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 http://www.backcountry.com/g3-alpinist-climbing-skins?ti=UExQIENhdDpDbGltYmluZyBTa2luczoxOjQ6YmNzQ2F0NTExMDAwMzE&skid=GGG0182-ONECOL-S85MMXLO . It is right in the middle 180 cm - 190 cm.

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

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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...

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hello, what size should i choose for my armada jj. they are 185cm long
126-136-115-133-123

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michael,

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...

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

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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.

4 5

Yet to be able to do "the trick"

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

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"

What size would you recommend for my BD...

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What size would you recommend for my BD Reverts, which are [189 cm]122-95-110 ? Thanks!

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Hey groverma@gmail.com,

Thanks for your question.

I would suggest these skins in a 125mmx185-192 cm variant.

You will be able to trim down the skins to the shape of your ski so that the maximum amount of surface area is covered by the skins. Allowing them to climb to the best of their ability.

I hope this helps!

Would the 110mm 186-192cm length on these...

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Would the 110mm 186-192cm length on these skins work well for a pair of old 191cm volkl mantras (133-96-116)?

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Hey bobby,

Thanks for your question.

I would suggest a different variant for these skins to go with your Volkl Mantras in a 191cm.

It would be better to get the 125mmx185-192cm because you will want to get the skin width that is closest to the widest part of your ski. The tip will still not be covered to the maximum of but you will be better off with the larger size.

I hope that this helps.

Looking for skins for my BD Cresent 176....

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Looking for skins for my BD Cresent 176. 130-90-117? Best size for these?

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In this skin, you'll want the 125mmx173-180cm size.
When buying skins, you want the width to be as close to the width of the fattest part of your ski. Then you just trim them down to fit the rest of the ski exactly. The trimming tool is included and it's pretty easy to do.

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Which size, please?

166cm, 128-100-120? (cause 125mm, 161 -168 are sold out). Its ok to take 110mm?

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Hey Fejola,
Ideally, its recommended to get a skin that is 5-6 mm shorter than the shovel of your ski. This will give you wide enough coverage and room for error when trimming the skins. In your case you should be good with the 110 mm just be careful when trimming not to cut off too much. Black diamond has a video on cutting these that I found very informative. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY8rrEln4nc
Let us know if you have any other questions! you can call us at 1-800-409-4502.

What would be the best size for my Blizzard...

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What would be the best size for my Blizzard Kabookie 180 cm, 133-98-118?

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Jack,
I would recommend the 125mm x 179-186cm. Trim to fit and you will be in good shape

Can anyone recommend the best length for...

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Can anyone recommend the best length for a pair of Blizzard Scouts in 185? Should I go with the 179-186 length or the 185-192 length? Thanks!

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Anon,
While you would be fine with either, I think you will be happier with the fit on the 179-186. There will be some uncovered space in the tail, but with the full rocker profile on the Blizzard Scout, that part of your ski won't be touching the snow anyway.

What size should I get for my 187cm skis...

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What size should I get for my 187cm skis with the following dimensions? 135-105-122
Thanks,
Evan

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Hi there Evan!
I would recommend you look at the 110mmx185-192. Those would give you good coverage underfoot and enough in the tip and tail without being overburdening!

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Good

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've skinned about 350,000 ft. in the last year and a half with these. My grades:

Durability: A+. Even after "all those" feet, these things show almost no wear.
Climbing: A+. These things grip like duct tape to the snow and ice.
Glue: B+. I had to re-glue these after a year. This could be the skins or me.
Weight: B-. These things are heavy, but, overall, for a skin at this price that's this reliable, that's a trade-off you may need to make.
Glide: C. Again, these aren't the most expensive skins so you can't expect them to be the best all-around, but the glide of these is like pedaling a bike while lightly pulling the hand brake. My friends on Dynafit skins motor away from me on the flats and mellower ascents.

Overall: B+.

Looking for skins for my brothers skis...

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Looking for skins for my brothers skis Rossi Super 7 188 length 145/115/123 just making sure these will be a good match.

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Leszek,
It looks like the widest version of this skin that we have in stock is 125mm. Personally I think the 125mm Black Diamond Ascension Nylon Custom STS Skins are going to be a little too narrow for the Super 7 188. I would recommend getting the 140mm regular Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STS Skins for the Rossi Super 7 and then trimming to fit.

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Classic backcountry skins!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

These were my first backcountry skins and I found them easy to trim and use. Although the G3 cutting tool is much better, the BD too will get the job done for you! They also come with skin savers and a breathable package to carry them in. This is especially a plus because not all skins come with skin savers or a package. Black Diamond also has a youtube video to walk you through the trimming process, I found it very helpful.

The wire loop cannot be made small enough...

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The wire loop cannot be made small enough for my skis. Is there an alternate loop available?

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There is not an alternate loop but I am little surprised to hear that the loop is too big for your skis. Are you putting them on x-country skis? Or perhaps we need to find you a shorter length in these skins, because if they are too long they may not seat quite properly on the tip of the ski. Please get back to me on this and lets fins you a good solution.

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The skis have a sidecut of 71/68/69, and they have NNN-BC bindings. They length is ok.

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Cutting BD skin...

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Get the G3 skin cutter. The method BD gives for cutting the skin does give a very good result. The G3 tool makes cutting the skin so easy and the result is a perfect contoured skin to your ski. So far the G3 Alpinist and the Ascension performed about equal. I'm on a 192cm Armada TsT twin tip and the largest Ascension just fits, but after one quick tour in the Shuksan area, they did well.

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Durable, sticky, and orange.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have used these since the 2010-11 winter, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. They have been beaten up, trimmed for 3 different pairs of skis, neglected, abused and have never given up on my forays into the snowy wilderness. I chronically lose tail clips, but that is the only issue they have (probably more an issue of mine anyways...) they have stood the tests of time and abuse, and still perform. I have had to re-glue them once, which was made incredibly easy by Black Diamond's Glue Renew Transfer sheets (http://www.backcountry.com/black-diamond-glue-renew-transfer?ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6YmQgc2tpbiBnbHVlOjE6MTpiZCBza2luIGdsdWU). The grip is phenomenal (better than similar Viole skins I have used in the past) and the durability is incredible, not much more you can ask for in a climbing skin. They are not necessarily small or lightweight in comparison to purpose built "speed" skins, but that is not something I care about.

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