Before attaching the ski skin, dry the ski base, glue the ski skin to the ski without stretching it and press it down with a block of wax.
Pull the ski within the track and try not to lift it. This way the ski skin glides in an optimum manner, hardly forms any snow build-up, and you will save energy as well.
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.
Take shorter steps on steep or diffi cult stretches. In this manner, your centre of gravity will be better centred above the ski and stable.
A change from moist to dry, cold snow can cause snow build-up. Remove the build-up and dry the ski skin with a cloth. Wax the skin in the direction of the pile.
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 fi bre pile.
In windy conditions, put the ski on the ground, fold back the rear half of the ski skin, attach the protective net and stick the second half of the skin onto it. Or use the Colltex pro-skin sock.
During a downhill course, stick your skins in the front of your jacket. Your body heat will make the skin cool down less and the grip will remain better.
Place adhesive layer on adhesive layer and thus reactivate the hotmelt adhesive. Or use the practical Colltex quicktex. This will help with all ski skins.
After the tour equals before the tour. Dry your ski skin, check its adhesive strength, and waterproof the skin side. Reap the rewards of this procedure on your next tour…