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More time on the hill, less time trimming.

Black Diamond precut the Ascension Nylon Custom STS Skins to fit your ski length to save you tedious trimming time and effort. The redesigned tip and tail attachments are 20% stronger than previous versions, and the tail strap provides 10cm of adjustment for the perfect fit.

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5 5

Ascension Nylon Custom STS Skins work .

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

These skins are so much easier than setting a trap line on your neighbors property, checking it each and every frigid morning while the wife and kids laugh at you from the warmth of their electric blanket, resetting the traps with freshly made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, getting sprayed by the odd skunk that was surprised to see your grumbling self round the corner, and wrestling the angry badger that ended up getting caught up in your havahart. NO, if you want to ski where you want to ski, get these for your skis. Buy them to length, and match the width to the fattest part of the ski. Trim to your ski's profile. Apply. Skin. Remove. Fold and stow. Ski. Repeat. Good clean, skunk-free fun.

My husband has Surface skis 193 cm...

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My husband has Surface skis 193 cm 156/120/135. I wanted to surprise him with skins for Christmas, but I have no idea which ones to get. Can anyone help me? :)

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You want the skis to cover as much of the base as possible. To my knowledge no skins come wider than 140mm so that's you'll want. Both Black Diamond and G3 have worked well (for me at least).

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Thanks Icerider!

I've got skis that are 110 at the middle...

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I've got skis that are 110 at the middle widens out to about 130 towards the tip and 186 in length. Should I go with the 110 x 179-186 version?

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Preferably the skins should cover the entire base surface so you'll need the skins to be 130mm wide.

4 5

Nice skins

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

Probably the best grip out of most of the brands and styles, but also more stiff and clunky, which takes up a bunch of room in the pack, especially whe they're cold. Aso tip loop is not ideal for square tipped skis like moments or whitedots where the G3 hooks are far better. Otherwise, great skins and very durable for sure!

Nice skins
5 5

How the hell?

I've got nice fat twin tip skis. They rocket down the slope. But slip on these badboys and I've got traction like a tiger with it's claw in the rear end of a antelope. These worked incredibly well for our hike out of the backcountry, every step I took I had confidence that I wouldn't slide back down the slope.

4 5

Very reliable

Had these skins a couple of years. They work well and are very reliable. Great glue!!!

hey, i was wondering what size skins to...

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hey, i was wondering what size skins to get for the 184 Salomon rocker 2. should i go with the 125mm or should i try and find something wider.

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If you want full coverage (better grip), you should go wider. The Rocker 2 is 144mm in the tip (I think). You should look for a 140mm skin. Check out the G3 Alpinists.

I have some K2 Hardsides that are 174 cm...

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I have some K2 Hardsides that are 174 cm and 131/98/119 mm wide. Which skin size should I get?

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125mmx167-174cm. If they are out, take a look at the G3 Alpinist in a 130mm Medium.

3 5

tail

It would be nice if BD would make a more reliable clip for the tail.

I have a par of 189 k2 Obsethed I put...

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I have a par of 189 k2 Obsethed I put Marker dukes on the so i could tour and all I need is skins. They have a 146mm Tip, 117 waist, and 134 tail. I just don't know what size I would need to order? Thanks

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You would probably be ok ordering something like the 125X185. That will get you go coverage all over and you can trim the sidecut.

5 5

Could climb up a straight wall

I ordered and cut these down myself with no issues.

I put them on my fat teles and took a 5 day tour. They stuck to the snow like paint. They grab the snow so well, I am going to trim them to only cover about 60% of the base of my ski. If you trim them per instructions, and you have fat skiis, you have a LOT of skin on the snow....too much for me. They are quite heavy and you could shed some weight by trimming more. Also, you will get a little better glide with less skin on the snow.

Hey Backountry AT Gearheads! What's the...

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Hey Backountry AT Gearheads! What's the best size BD Ascension Nylon STS skin to match my 181 cm K2 Coomba (135/102/121)? I'm 6'2" and 205 # and love to climb, so I need max traction. Thanks!

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Climb It Baby

These skins climb like a son of a gun.

Climb It Baby

I have a pair of Alpina Discovery cross-country...

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I have a pair of Alpina Discovery cross-country skis with a Rossignol (NNN BC style) binding. The length is 1.8m and the width is 6.8cm at the front 6.0cm at the middle and 6.5cm at the tail. I want to go up some steep slopes with these skis, so I will need some climbing skins; however, I have heard that some skins won't go on skis as narrow as mine. If anyone has suggestions for me, I would be very appreciative.

My son wants Black Diamond Ascension Custom...

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My son wants Black Diamond Ascension Custom STS skins for his Solomon Czars and I'd like to know what size to order? His skiis are 182's ( 131 tip / 111 waist / 121 tail ). thanks

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You should get the 125x179-186.

Do the Black Diamond Ascension Nylon Custom...

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Do the Black Diamond Ascension Nylon Custom STS Skins fit the Rossignol S7 ski? It sounds like I would enter the dimensions of the ski I would like to have STS Skins fitted for? Then Back Country would cut the skin for that ski?

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Make sure you choose a skin wide enough for the S7 dimensions and order that. But, Backcountry does not cut the skins. Following the instructions you can get a good result - or a good shop will do it for about 15 bucks.

I have a pair of the 2009 Volkl Mantra...

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I have a pair of the 2009 Volkl Mantra skis, with AT bindings but need Skins... What size would work best? They are 177 cm.

Hello all -

I have a pair of 2010 Volkl...

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Hello all -

I have a pair of 2010 Volkl Gotomas (170s). Looking to pick up a skins, but looking for some suggestions on sizing. Any thoughts?

Thanks - Justin

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Justin, For best grip size them just narrower than your tip dimension (139mm) and trim to fit. That would be the 125mmx167-174cm on these skins.
Enjoy!

What size should I buy for my ON3P Billy...

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What size should I buy for my ON3P Billy Goats 176cm 140/116/125 ?

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If you want full coverage (best grip), get the 125mmx173-180cm.

What would be the best size for a pair of...

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What would be the best size for a pair of 185 JJ's?

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125x179-186cm if your waist is truly 115cm

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