Originally Posted by 4cznskier
I want to get skins for my twin tipped Pocket Rockets. I'm pretty sure I want to go with BD ascensions but I'm not sure what tip attachment to get. I'm also thinking about giving the new Marker AT binding a try. Not going to be the lightest set up but realisticly I will be using these more or less equally between inbounds, side country, and backcountry. I'm guessing this would still be lighter than Trekkers in alpine bindings. Any "tips" on which attachment choice I should go with would be greatly appreciated! Thanks bears!
Its not the tip attatchment that you have options with, the tips are all just little loops. Its the tails.
The sts system is widely thought to be the best, well really the ONLY option.
Clipfix is pretty much the same thing, except its non adjustable, which is silly. Not only does that make it so that you can't use it on more than one pair of skis, but it makes it so you have to be a lot more careful initially cutting the skin to the right length, because theres no room for error.
Also, I have found that weight is not the worst thing about trekkers, its their sloppiness. The trekkers tend to wiggle around in the alpine bindings toepeice, making it a pain to traverse across sidehills and stuff.
Also, fwi, many people say trekkers suck in look bindings because they hit the heelpeice on the way down. Not only have I found that that is not an issue, I have found that trekkers have almost no slop in the toe pieces of P18s, don't know about other looks.
And I will reiterate what I said a few posts ago, I have a brand new uncut pair of BD Ascension 120mm skins, for $120 shipped.