These skins are Ferrari’s compared to most splitboard skins. Super light, thin, and glide very well. If you are looking for speed, these are it. What this skin lacks is durability. Because they are so thin they are susceptible to tears on sharp rocks and sticks. I’m the guy who doesn’t like taking his skis off to navigate thin areas, and payed for it with a couple big gashes. Was able to repair with needle and thread, but definitely lost some performance. Overall a very good skin, but just know what you are getting into.
So these are my first skins, I have nothing to compare them to. However, they seem very nice, grip is better than expected, same with glide. I've used them in some wet conditions and glopping wasn't an issue. The tip and tail attachment seem pretty bomber, made of thick plastic and metal and stitched to the skins. It's also nice that they're a bright pink. This way if you fall everyone can see what happened and can draw attention to it (to check on your well being of course, definitely not to make fun of you)
I have the "medium" size and have them on a 163W board. Fit is good, length is right on I think another reviewer here got shipped the wrong size by mistake. A little narrow at the tip and tail (about 1/4") but had to trim the waist, so that's perfect. Provided cutting tool works very well. I stripped the plastic and stuck them to the board. the little plastic guide piece on the cutter doesn't get stuck in the glue
These skins have fantastic glue and the plush is great in terms of grip and glide. They're also nice and thin, lightweight and packable.
Unfortunately there are two major issues.
1) The advertised skin length is wrong. I ordered the "158-168cm" size for my 163cm splitboard, which should be right in the center of the range. The skins are too long, though usable, with the tail clip maxed out on the shortest setting. Not recommended for splitboards under about 165cm. I tried on two different brand's 163 splitboards. I'll probably have to cut the tail clips off, shorten the skin, and install aftermarket tail clips.
2) The tip attachment wires are both faulty. There is a notch in the bracket designed to keep the wire centered, but they readily pop through and the wire becomes severely off center. I was able to mitigate the issue with a thick wrap of electrical tape on the wire to block it from sliding, but it sure is annoying to have to "fix" something that's brand new! My guess is that there's a batch of poorly/loosely made tip attachments going around.
I kind of wish I had just bought Pomoca plush off the roll and installed my own aftermarket tip and tail attachments. But the skin fabric is nice!
The skins were bought to replace a 10 year old set of BD skins. This size and weight difference is incredible. These will fit your pocket! They climb at about the same level as my old BD's but they also actually glide which is a new feeling. Only nit pick is how the tip loop attaches to the skin. The attachment allows it to slide back and forth which can sometimes end up in the wrong spot if you aren't paying attention and make it hard to line up the top end of the skin. Not a big deal at all however and I'm really digging these.
Nice traction and the pink color is a bonus for night tours
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