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10 Ski-Skin Tips

by a professional

TIP 01 - Attachment

Before attaching the ski skin, dry the ski base, glue the ski skins to the skis and best press it directly down with a block of wax by stroking downwards from the tip (in the direction of the pile).

TIP 02 - Walking Technique

Pull the ski within the track and try not to lift it. Your big toe should always touch the ground. This way the ski skin glides in an optimum manner, hardly forms any snow build-up, and you will save energy as well.

TIP 03 - Sliding

Avoid sliding back on steep terrain by shifting your weight backwards to the heel. This will put your weight on the entire length of the ski skin, and its grip on the snow will improve.

TIP 04 - Stride Length

Take shorter steps on steep or difficult stretches. In this manner, your centre of gravity will be better centred above the ski and stable.

TIP 05 - Snow Build-Up

A change from moist to dry, cold snow can cause snow build-up. Remove the build-up and dry the ski skins with a cloth. Wax the skins in the direction of the pile.

TIP 06 - Short Descents

When skiing downhill with ski skins attached, close the binding at the back to avoid falling forwards. However, long downhill runs on frozen snow put great strain on the pile.

TIP 07 - Detachment

In windy conditions, put the ski on the ground with the binding turned downwards, fold back the rear half of the ski skin, attach the protective net and stick the second half of the skin onto it. As an alternative, use the Colltex pro-skin sock.

TIP 08 - Repeated Attachments and Detachments

During a downhill course, stick your skins in the front of your jacket. Your body heat will make the skins cool down less and the grip will remain better.

TIP 09 - Skin Adhesion Fails

Place adhesive layer on adhesive layer and thus reactivate the hotmelt adhesive. Or use practical Colltex quicktex. This will help with all ski skins.

TIP 10 - Care and Maintenance

After the tour equals before the tour. Dry your ski skins, check their adhesive strength, and waterproof the skin sides. Reap the rewards of this procedure on your next tour.

eco skinproof 125 ml
The environmentally friendly impregnation spray for a water-repellent skin - for fewer snow build-up and better gliding.
Price:  14.00 CHF
Express universal wax
The handy wax suitable for ski skins and skis - prevents snow build-up and improves the gliding characteristics.
Price:  13.00 CHF
Natural skin+ ski wax
The 100% biodegradable wax for skins and skis. An ideal wax to take away with a practical format to put in your backpack.
Price:  14.00 CHF
The pro-skin socks are the alternative to the protective netting. They are easy to handle and protect the adhesive surfaces from dirt and drying out.
Price:  21.00 CHF
Ski-skin bag
The attractive polyester skin tote bag to store and transport your skin in. Warning: do not use to keep wet skins in.
Price:  10.00 CHF
- Adhesive pads for immediate assistance - In case of loss of adhesion of the skin - Applicable for all adhesive layers - 10 pads in one box
Price:  16.00 CHF
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