willin wrote a review of Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STD Skins on July 28, 2014
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've gone without them for years and I fair better than my tail-attachment friends. The tail attachment tends to catch on things and get pried off, and if its tight enough to stay on, it tends to pop the skin glue of the ski's camber, causing worse problems. It's better to just let the glue do its job. In the rare event that the glue pops, one can usually get it to re-stick, but if the glue is a season old, I keep a roll of athletic tape in my kit to tape the tails down to get me through the day.