Bought these for my 12 year old daughter in the 147 length. My intention was to get her into the powder. Its been a bit of a dry winter and we have not had too many days when I could get her out on true powder. BUT she is rocking them on the black and blue groomers. As well as the days when its cut up crud - skiing them quickly and with confidence in those conditions. Crud conditions were not something she enjoyed on previous skis she has been on. But every time we stop so I can make sure she is feeling okay about what we are skiing she is like what are we stopping for? lets GO!
So I am happy- shes happy- and she also like the colors of the graphics!
Have not used any other skins on a board - but these excellent in my limited experience. They are easy to get set up, easy to put on, they stay on.
Boarded into an area that the snow was dificult to skin out of sidehilling due to a very hard crust. It was hard to get the crust under 6in of soft snow to break, and if you did not break it you would start to slide down - it was easier to go straight up the 27 degree slope - and the skins allowed us to go right up!