... I look forward to hearing your evaluation through the winter. Skin skis are high on my list. Just got a pair for Jay last week and went out to get bindings on them today.
Hoping to ski (snowshoe? Both!?) this weekend. Just an amazing and beautiful day out there.
I hear many people praise them...hope Jay likes them....I almost got fish scales….Our Andrew seems to have no problem with them under all conditions...I know the purist might scoff but after years of hit and miss with waxing I'm up for something new...I ran an experiment to install the skins on a pair of my old skis but it didn't turn out so well...I decided to go the more conservative root with the R-skins as opposed to the Fisher twin skins I'll definitely let you know about how they fare in various conditions...Today's head to head comparison was far from conclusive
Yeah, it totally depends on your use case. From what I've heard, skins work great under a wide range of conditions, and that's what we get in Ottawa. Growing up ski racing in the north, I look back and realize how easy the waxing conditions were when it was always between -5C and -20C with no rain, freezing rain, winter thaws, conditioned snow, etc, etc. Waxing in Ottawa sucks, and I look forward to skin skis in the coming years. For now, I'm generally skating unless I'm teaching classic technique.