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G3 Alpinist Momix Climbing Skins

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    Momix, no mo' problems.

    Made from a blend of 70% mohair and 30% nylon, the G3 Alpinist Momix Climbing Skins are the next best thing to having an escalator take you up the hill. The mohair blend is lightweight and fast-gliding for the best of both worlds, and the removable Rip Strip reduces skin-to-skin adhesion for an easier pull apart. New low-profile, self-aligning stainless steel hands provide a secure and lightweight connection, while the tail connector has a pop-up feature to make removing your skins with gloves on a breeze.

    • 70% mohair, 30% nylon
    • Removable Rip Strip
    • Premium plush
    • Laminated tip connector
    • Tail connector
    • PFOA-free
    • Includes G3 Trim Tool, G3 Skin Savers, and G3 Skin Wallet
    • Item #GGG001U

    Tech Specs

    Material
    70% mohair, 30% nylon
    Length
    100 mm, 115 mm, 130 mm, 145 mm
    Skin Savers Included
    yes
    Case Included
    yes
    Claimed Weight
    [100mm - short] 8.7 oz, [115mm - short] 9.7 oz, [130mm - short] 10.7 oz, [145mm - short] 11.6 oz
    Recommended Use
    backcountry touring
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year limited

    Tech Specs

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    I'm very happy with these skins....

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These skins are working great on my new skis. Easy to use, not too sticky. Glue works fine, even on long tour days with skins on and off several times. Light weight and compact, they pack real easily. The storage bag that came with them even says "Climbing Skins" right on it, so no more confusion about what's in that bag!!

    beware of new sizing

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    i've been a fan of G3 skins for a long time but the new skin sizing for 2016 is really ridiculous. a medium is now the exact same length as last year's small and doesn't come close to fitting the 178 skis it's supposed to. not sure why G3 thought it was necessary to change length and not alert customers. i returned the medium and got some kastles.

    These great skins deserve a great review

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    With my new AT setup this year I decided it was time to try a mohair mix skin. I knew I wanted the glide, but was skeptical as to how much a trade off it was compared to traction. Additionally, I was skeptical due to a lack of good user reviews for the G3 momix compared to BD's beloved Glidelite and the Euro favorites like Pomoca. Well, after a short night time storm tour last week and my first full day on them today, I'm confident that these skins will do the trick... but only time will tell what their limits are (and I'll edit the review accordingly).

    So far, for my initial impressions, these climb just as well as any full nylon skin I've used before (BD Ascensions and a few others), but are certainly lighter and after a little use, their glide really starts to shine. I really couldn't believe how good my traction was considering it leaves much of the tail exposed and the fibers seem incredibly short, but they WORK. And on the flats, the glide pays off. Tahoe has been blessed with oddly cold and dry snow conditions compared to our normal drought or Sierra cement conditions of recent years, so my one big question remaining it is "will they glop up?". That being said, in truly wet snow, just about any skin will glop and I'm not afraid to hot wax or rub on some wax to help my skins. Hopefully as the season progresses, I'll get a chance to put these through the wringer and bump this review up to 5 stars.

    Skin Cutting Made Easy with G3 Tool

    Cutting made simple: Center the skin the best you can on your ski. It does not have to be perfect but, dont throw it on there from across the room. Once you feel like its as centered as you can get it, pull out the skin cutting tool.



    Its a little counter intuitive so I decided to post a picture. The skin tool says "Ski Base" and that means it goes under the skin and actually on the base of the ski. You can see one of the prongs sticking out and that's just for the picture, both prongs should be on the base of the ski, under the skin.



    Then just run the tool down the length of the ski on both sides. The tool automatically off sets the cut to make sure the edges are exposed.

    Set the tail clip and bam your done. The tail strap will stretch a little bit after the first day out so be aware that might need some adjustment.



    If you have any questions regarding sizing of your skin please feel free to reach out via email and or my direct line. I would be happy to help you pick the right skin length for your ski and answer any questions you may have!

    http://www.backcountry.com/g3-trim-tool

    Skin Cutting Made Easy with G3 Tool

    Helpful Skin Folding Tip

    Years ago I took a very long course on how to expedition camp and ski mountaineer on a glacier. A learned a bunch but, something that I use on a weekly basis in the winter is folding my skins. Most people start glue to glue and try to match it up. Almost impossible in the wind. I learned that if you hang the skins in your hand carpet to carpet, fold in the middle then go glue to glue you get a better fold almost every time.

    So drape them over your arm carpet side down. Line up the two ends best you can. Then make a fold in the middle and work your hands up until the entire skin is folded and stuck to the other half. I actually make a small mark on the middle non glue part of the skin where I need to start folding to remove some of the guess work.

    If you have any questions regarding sizing of your skin please feel free to reach out via email and or my direct line. I would be happy to help you pick the right skin length for your ski and answer any questions you may have!