|Originally posted by dougw:
fez, thanks for the info. I can see your point but if you get enough grip with a skin cut to fit a ski eg 110/80/105 or whatever won't you get the same grip using the same skin on bigger ski?
Not to contradict ridgeH, but in my experience, the answer is NO. Every bit of un-skinned surface in contact with the snow is slippery and impedes uphill progress. A 200mm board with a 150mm skin has 50mm that just loves to do what it does best - especially on sideslope traverses where maybe only 15% of the base is in contact . Guess which 15% that is?
dougw, every time I go to a wider ski, my old skins become useless heaps of doghair paper. I don't own stock in Ascention. It's just that I've struggled (1 foot back for every 2 feet forward) enough to know... GET FULL WIDTH SKINS & DON'T SCREW AROUND... (in my humble opionion)