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BCA low-fat skins anyone have experience with them?

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Anyone have any experience?
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I have never even held a pair in my clammy hands, but I've never heard anybody say anything positive about them. They are widely regarded as the worst skins on the market.
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Yea I have some.. Jer's right.. The glue doesn't work well at all, they clump up alot, and don't glide well. They do climb pretty well though.

I'm getting different skins soon.
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Damn, the only reason I ask is that I can get them cheaper then any other skins out there ($96). Jer, I think you mentioned in another thread about climbingskinsdirect.com or something similar. How has your experience been with them?
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they are cheaper for a reason.

the reason, they suck!! Sorry BCA, you guys generally rock but these skins just don't cut it. They climb decently but nothing to write home about other than that well, not so good
post #6 of 12
I have experience with them, all bad!
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Originally Posted by Blizzboy283 View Post
Damn, the only reason I ask is that I can get them cheaper then any other skins out there ($96). Jer, I think you mentioned in another thread about climbingskinsdirect.com or something similar. How has your experience been with them?

I have very limited experience so far ( I just got em), and I'm using them on reverse-camber skis (which is a little different than regular skis) but so far they seem to be just like the Ascensions I have, but more foldable and the tail hardware stays put. So - so far .
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I have very limited experience so far ( I just got em), and I'm using them on reverse-camber skis (which is a little different than regular skis) but so far they seem to be just like the Ascensions I have, but more foldable and the tail hardware stays put. So - so far .
Was your experience with the ascensions with the clip fix? Those were the ones I was leaning towards now that the BCA ones have been deemed total crap.
post #9 of 12
BCA skins suck. I used them on a week long spring ski trip and they never, ever dried out and globbed up big time (yup, I know about glob stopper wax). Everyone else had ascensions and had no problems whatsoever.
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BCA skins suck. I used them on a week long spring ski trip and they never, ever dried out and globbed up big time (yup, I know about glob stopper wax). Everyone else had ascensions and had no problems whatsoever.
sucks to be you!!

but yeah my ascensions are pretty good never had a problem with them
post #11 of 12
There are 2 different Ascension skins. The regular ascensions are made with a somewhat stiffer backing that are easier to handle if it is windy. The Glidelites are more pliable and pack up smaller. I have used both and both are great (I own the regular ascensions because that was what was on sale). Both come with either the clipfix cam or STS tail fittings. The STS allows more adjustability. If your skis have a turned up tail I think they will work better, too (although you can rout a little groove in the tail with a Dremel tool or a file to make the clipfix stay put). Both are pretty easy to use. I own the STS (again, they were on sale) but used the clipfix on Shasta a few years ago and I liked them- super easy to put on once you adjust the length for your skis.
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There are 2 different Ascension skins. The regular ascensions are made with a somewhat stiffer backing that are easier to handle if it is windy. The Glidelites are more pliable and pack up smaller. I have used both and both are great (I own the regular ascensions because that was what was on sale). Both come with either the clipfix cam or STS tail fittings. The STS allows more adjustability. If your skis have a turned up tail I think they will work better, too (although you can rout a little groove in the tail with a Dremel tool or a file to make the clipfix stay put). Both are pretty easy to use. I own the STS (again, they were on sale) but used the clipfix on Shasta a few years ago and I liked them- super easy to put on once you adjust the length for your skis.

Thanks for the help.
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