It attaches to the bottom of a ski to give you grip on the snow for going uphill. Imagine short coarse hair all pointing the same direction. That way you have grip for going uphill but can still glide on downhill sections.
well, not to sketch you out - you're young and will heal fine - but my dad just recently tore his MCL tele skiing.... a week or two later he was in the ER with what he thought was appendicitis... turns out the injury created blood clots that traveled into his lungs. it could have killed him.
just kind of insane... he's a pretty active, healthy guy - no cholesterol problems as far as i know...
tell your loved ones you love them... you never know when ya gotta go
yes.. but what does the skin do... like what the hell is it
they're called skins because historically they were made from seal skin. the closest thing i can think of that feels like climbing skins is pitbull fur. petting a pit against the grain is similar to running your hand against the grain of a skin. the hair on the skin is shorter and a little stiffer.
they dont slide down hill that well.. its like tele skiing in mashed potatoes with the shittiest ski boots and bindings ever