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Beginner looking to get into backcountry
soo i'm looking to get into backcountry a little bit. but i live in NH so i'm not looking to get super into it and spend a ton of money. I was thinking about getting a set of alpine trekkers to use on my bacons that are mounted with px15s. most of my tours will be extremely short so i really think this is the best option. Anyone have any suggestions on skins? I found a pair of used skins that are 90mm will these work on my bacons that are 115 underfoot? what about kicker skins? like a said my tours will be short and relatively low angle
These will not work very well. I would say to find a pair of skins your skis width or bigger. You can then just buy a pair of climbing skin cutters for $3 or so. You could also probably use a utility knife, exacto knife, or a pair of scissors
didn't really read much of what you said. but this cult should help:
You would probably be able to find a wider pair of used skins on TGR pretty quickly and for a good price. Although the narrow ones should be doable on the terrain you'll be on (at least in good conditions), it'll mean less grip and more work for you.
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Trekkers and px bindings just don't work together unfortunately. The heel of your boot will hit the heelpiece on the binding causing it to slide back and pop out the trekker.
If you stick with the skinny skins its not that much worse, just keep them on your inside edges
i thought it was the fks and pivot bindings they dont work with?
maybe both? my experience is only with px
They work with all Look and Rossi if you set them up right.
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I found a pair of fritschis lightly used on ebay for 80 bucks. Worth a try.
I had this issue many years ago when I used Trekkers. My PX12s were not compatible with them.
As for the skins, the minimum I would recommend is that on the minimum width of the skis (mm underfoot). I bought 140 mm skins for my Caylors (148-120-140), and 125 mm skins for my Jeffreys (136-110-128). Bottom line is that you can always cut off the skin, but can never add to it.
I would recommend the BD Ascension skins. They are pretty standard issue across the board and work pretty darn well in most every situation. That's why we use them exclusively in the UVM Outing Club for our AT setups.
I am not sure what to tell you about binders though, since all options (Dukes, MFD, Guardian, Adrenalin) require $ and a remount. Sorry.
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