Adam K.wrote a review of Black Diamond Ascension Nylon Split STS Climbing Skin on February 3, 2013
Just spent my first day on these..what a disappointment. On existing skin tracks they were fine up to about 30 degrees. However, on a fresh skin track through deep snow (with 5 people in front of me breaking trail), snow immediately nestled its way into the small space created by the sail fabric and proceeded to soak/freeze the glue, rendering them useless within 20 minutes.
Long story short: if you only skin on existing, maintained skin tracks less than 30 degrees, they're fine. However, if you ever find yourself in fresher and/or steeper snow, get ready to rip them off, take off your skis and spend the better part of your day wallowing uphill. I'm planning to get the 140mm skins and have a bit of base showing at the tip and tail (shouldn't matter with rocker) - anything would be better than these.