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vermontanaI've heard good things about Big Sky Mountain Products (https://skiskinsonline.com/product-category/ski-skins/) fairly priced and made in Montana too which is pretty neat.
I have some BD mohair skins that have held up to 8 years of abuse in sub-optimal conditions, glue still sticks fairly well but they're nearing the end of their life. Definitely looking at the BSMP or Pomocas (hopefully at a discount) for the next set.
ericformanI have Pomoca climbs and they just “work” for lack of a better word. Don’t have a ton to compare them too cause yea skins are freaking expensive. It’s nice never to have to fuss with them tho.
LazylightningYea my main issue with the contours is that their stick is already pretty bad and I've only used them like 15 times. When snow gets on them they slide towards the center of my ski leaving the edges exposed which takes away all my grip traversing lmao....bsmp sounds really cool I'm gonna check those out
vermontanaOne trick I picked up from a skimo friend is stowing your skins in your jacket - if you're doing multiple laps your body heat helps keep the ice off and stick on those cold days. Only does so much if the glue is trashed though...
LazylightningI currently have some contour hybrid free split skins and while they are nice I haven't been taking amazing care of them and on tours where I transition 2+ times they get kind of annoying (you have to put them on very carefully). My buddy has some Pomoca Free Pro 2.0s and he only has amazing things to say about them but $230 for skins seems like a lot.....what are some good skins in the $150-200 range? Is it worth it in the long run for me to just pay the higher price for skins that will last longer?