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Black Diamond
Ascension Nylon Universal STS Climbing Skins

4.3 out of 5 stars
10 Reviews
Current price: $159.96 Original price: $199.95
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Color:One Color



Why We Like The Ascension Nylon Universal STS Climbing Skins

Whats not to like about the Ascension Nylon Universal STS Climbing Skins? Black Diamond made sure that these skins glide when we need them to, grip when we need them to, and they even made sure they worked across our entire quiver. So I ask again, whats not to like?


  • Versatile skins built for whatever your mission involves
  • Nylon material offers reliable grip and ample glide
  • Adjustable tip loop fits on a wide variety of modern skis
  • STS tail clip offers 10cm of adjustment for proper tension
  • Pre-cut bikini-style tail reduces drag on the skin track
  • Unattached tip clip lets you cut these to your desired length
  • Item #BLDZ9GO
Tip Attachment
adjustable loop
Tail Attachment
STS adjustable
cut to length
Claimed Weight
(pair) [157cm-168cm] 1lb 8oz, [163cm-174cm] 1lb 9oz, [169cm-180cm] 1lb 10oz, [175cm-186cm] 1lb 11oz, [181cm-192cm] 1lb 12oz
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 10 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 1 reviews
3 Stars - 0 reviews
4 Stars - 0 reviews
5 Stars - 8 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

February 17, 2024

Awesome Skins, easy install

For my first ever skins, they work great and were very intuitive to cut to length.

Eric B.

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5 out of 5 stars

March 6, 2023

Ascension Nylon STS

Great skins. This is my 4th pair, I keep buying different skiis. Love the skins and only use BD!!

Christian I.

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5 out of 5 stars

February 21, 2023


These things are easy to install out of the box. Pack great. Come with knife and everything needed for a quick install. Climb like a goat!

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Carter M.

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5 out of 5 stars

February 21, 2023

great skins!

they work perfectly for a reasonable price. highly recommend!

Lea S.

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1 out of 5 stars

February 20, 2023

Terrible design

I have cut, installed tips and used bd skins in the past. They were great. This pair however I am beyond disappointed. Installing the tips is a nightmare. No instructional videos anywhere, tips seem too small to actually work on a 143mm ski tip. They don't sell a tip for a larger ski or have the adjustable ball baring for different size tips . The instructions are horrible. I bet they skin great if you are able to actually use them.

Stewart C.

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5 out of 5 stars

January 29, 2023


I love thoughtful, mechanical design! It’s been several years since I bought a pair of BD skins and trimmed the profile with the BD envelope opener-aarrgh! Now BD includes an excellent plastic blade holder that precisely and easily cuts the 3mm offset in situ! Awesome!!

David C.

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2 out of 5 stars

December 31, 2022

Great Skins - Terrible new Tip Loop

This is my third set of BD Ascension skins; I have used them for years and loved them. However, I am extremely disappointed in the new Tip Loop system - it’s a nightmare to install. They changed the screw from a simple Philips head to a Torx screw that forces you to use the very flimsy Alen key that is completely useless. Secondly, it was a huge struggle to snap the screws after fighting to get screwed into the back clasp. Really wish they would have stayed with the old design that was much more user-friendly.


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5 out of 5 stars

March 8, 2022

Climb Like a Goat

Well, almost like a goat this year...needed ski crampons this year, more then I would like to say! The skins have been great on all new snow types, yes, including wet!

Matt H.

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5 out of 5 stars

March 8, 2022

The best!

These skins are really great, very durable, glue works perfect! The knife for trimming the skins works pretty good.

Craig R.

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5 out of 5 stars

January 15, 2022

TiP loop adjustment

My skis are wide and I cannot get the tip loop to adjust. It should just slide apart for adjustment but mine are completely stuck.


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