powderhound wrote a review of Backcountry Access Magic Carpet Skins on January 30, 2014
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've had these skins for about a year now and I'm buying a second pair for my new, much larger skis. Like the people before me have said, the glue is amazingly sticky, almost to the point of frustration. Almost. They've broken in well and are still superbly sticky but I'm not longer having to yank them off my skis at the top of the hill.
I'm not the hugest fan of the tail piece, I certainly don't trust the rubber piece to hold up but so far, it's showing no signs of wear!
Now to the glide, I've had these skins take me up some seriously steep stuff without a single problem. Well, that's not entirely true, they didn't fair so well on the steep icy slope we were attempting to zig zag up last spring, but I could barely boot pack up that slope, so I'll let them slide there.
Basically, when my friends are sliding around on their BD skins, I've always been able to confidently go around them and continue up the slope. Feel like I could climb a wall with these skins!