it depends on the area your touring in. nylon skins tend to grip better but glide worse than mohair skins. mohair skins dont last as long as well. nylons are for steeper shorter tours in lighter snow or tours youd typically do in the states in canada. in europe the snow id a little different and tours are longer and flatter so glide is more important than grip. ive heared that the nylon-mohair hybrids try to combine the best of both worlds actually just combine the worst of them. in terms of brand and model, blackdiamond skins fit any length, and for twin tips i recomend the sts tail attachment. for g3 the expedition is similar to the black diamonds and the alpinist have set lengths and a slightly different tip attachment. ive never skined on g3s but im probably picking up a pair this year. my bds work great though.
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