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Skin removal/application without removing skis..

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This looks a little easier than the methods I've incorporated. :moondance:

 

You can skip the first 1:00

 

 

 

(not sure how to imbed the video)

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Yup, works great just like in the video, when removing skins in a nice sunny forest with no wind. Out in the mountains on a typical Cascades winter day, YMMV. ;)

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yup :tup:

 

It does seem like the dude in the video has uncommonly good dexterity and balance.

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yup :tup:

 

It does seem like the dude in the video has uncommonly good dexterity and balance.

 

I thought the dude was gonna fall over, seriously. :grin:

 

I cut my skins wide so they fit wall-to-wall, with not much more than the metal edge showing. Means I have to be precise when I put them on, and that requires taking my skis off to do it right. All my ski buds do the same.

 

Skin removal while standing is the norm for most folks. Opposite from the guy in the vid, and with my tip- and tail-fix, I have to pull from tip to tail. This is the way I see most doing it.

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I pull them off standing most times. Not quite the way the guy in the video does but it is fairly simple.

 

I've put them on without removing skis a couple times, but it doesn't seem worth the bother. I'd agree if your skins are almost wall to wall you want to take skis off anyway so you can look at what you're doing and avoid overlapping the ski edge. Keeping edges clear helps when you traverse sidehills/ascending cuts.

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Yep - like what they said. I'll take them off while staying in the bindings, but usually take my skis off to put them back on.

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you guys can't do that? really?

 

Why don't you come skin/ski with me this winter and find out? :wazup:

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you guys can't do that? really?

 

Why don't you come skin/ski with me this winter and find out? :wazup:

 

Bring it baby! Bring it!

 

Chinese Downhill @ Rogers Pass (I'll let you pick the run) in February (you pick the day).

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I use the same method as the video for taking them off, but it is not quite as smooth/quick (one motion) as shown. I seem to have more glue adhesion than does he, plus his skis seem a bit shorter relative to his height/arm length...

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