When your climbing skins are starting to lose their stick, clean the old stuff off and replace it with the Black Diamond Glue Renew Transfer. In a few easy steps, you'll bring your old skins back to life so you don't have to spend your hard-earned cash on another pair.
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If you're into sweat equity...
Let me preface this with some quick words of wisdom. Follow the instructions.
I got these to revive some old Ascension skins, (the old purple ones) that are about 65 mm wide. Thinking I was being intelligent and cheap, I bought the 130mm glue, cut one of them in half, and then used the two halves to revive my skins. This was a terrible idea.
Assuming there is NO glue on your skins, (or you are cool with the idea of slowly lifting the old residue off with ironed on paper bags and Goo Gone) and you place the properly sized, precut glue renew sheet directly on and follow the instructions, this would go swimmingly.
Please, learn from my mistakes- follow the instructions.
It should be noted that after nights of dreadfully cutting these, removing residue and then adhering new surface, my skins worked just fine. Grippy, flexible and reliable. What I will say though, is that, unless you are dedicated to those skins, and know you will be using them for years to come, I may question putting too much work in, if they are bound to be obsolete by the next season with the new fancy skis.
I wish you the best!
Brought my skins back to life...
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
After abusing a pair of ascension skins for 3 years it was time to renew the glue. I chose to try the transfer sheets instead of the gold label glue, and am glad that I did. It is an easy process to apply the transfer sheet (watch this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBKi2VPH2GI) and brought at least 3 more years of life into my skins. Great product, very nice to spend $50 on these versus $130 on new skins (and you're being environmentally friendly :)...)