I had an original pair of skins from CSD. The old ones were originally trimmed for a pair of Nordica Beasts and had been used on my Blizzi The Ones for the last 2 years - despite the lack of wall to wall coverage. I ended up deciding to get some wall to wall skins becuase I was having alot of issues doing kick turns on frozen / dog pocked skin tracks.
I notice that the skins seem more beefy and the plush seems longer and material a bit stiffer than the old model. Its pretty much indistinguishable from the BD Ascension orange material. The glue is also seems a lot stronger and has a glue free patch in the middle. I also like the improvements made to the attachment mechanism.
Got them cut last night and did a few hour tour of about 2000' vert this afternoon. It was a west facing run between 30 and 35* surface snow was recrystalized pow and hoar frost with a supportable layer about 4-8" down. The skin track was blown in when I got there at 11AM and I think people had set an alternative track elsewhere. The grip was superb. Glide was only slightly reduced from the old ones. Overall, they seem improved in every way vice what I had been using.
I used to be hesitant to recommend CSD over the BD ascension, but with the improvements. I am really stoked on these skins. *****.