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Old 11-09-2012, 12:28 PM   #121 (permalink)
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I checked them out at SIA. Talked to their rep for a good 30+ minutes maybe longer.

Being a typical rep he tried to sell me on the fact that there tip/tail attachments were better than what it typically offered. Seemed to be more of a pita to me than the benefits it gave. Durability wise, I believe Greg Hill is one of their athletes, so they are definitely getting mileage.

As far as the skin adherence, it seem to work well. I put them on my head, rubbed around on the floor. tried all sort of stuff. They really didn't pick up anything. No way they wouldn't stick if you dropped them in the snow.

My thoughts are that you would probably want to mod out the skins with a spark or sts/g3 tail kit, and probably mod out the tip attachment too. Which for an expensive set of skins is kind of ridiculous. I was going to try to get a set from them to review, or just pro form through FOBP. Since last season was so bad out here I never got motivated enough to pursue it. Durability was their big problem out of the gates and it seems to have been taken care of. Overall they were good guys and were very receptive to constructive criticism about their product.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:34 PM   #122 (permalink)
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hmmm too bad they don't make bindings


if you had to pay retailish do you think the $$price is worth the lighter weight?

they noticeably lighter?
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:50 PM   #123 (permalink)
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Hmmm, they are much more supple. I guess there would be a weight savings. It's hard to say, because I wasn't playing with skins that were splitboard size. I think the weight would probably be around the current G3 skins? I guess I could probably look this shit up.

The real deal killer for me, is that you are probably going to want to mod the tip/tail attachment to get them working the way you want. Take it with a pound of salt, I have not had these in the field either. Just got to play with them in a very controlled environment. I have a splitboard buddy who was working at the Bentgate last year. They carried Gecko skins and he wasn't all that psyched on them at that time. He's got pretty good gear sense so it might be worth waiting another year. I'll try a little harder to see if I can get my paws on a set to demo this season at least and post up my thoughts.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:49 AM   #124 (permalink)
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:58 AM   #125 (permalink)
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I checked them out at SIA. Talked to their rep for a good 30+ minutes maybe longer.

Being a typical rep he tried to sell me on the fact that there tip/tail attachments were better than what it typically offered. Seemed to be more of a pita to me than the benefits it gave. Durability wise, I believe Greg Hill is one of their athletes, so they are definitely getting mileage.

As far as the skin adherence, it seem to work well. I put them on my head, rubbed around on the floor. tried all sort of stuff. They really didn't pick up anything. No way they wouldn't stick if you dropped them in the snow.

My thoughts are that you would probably want to mod out the skins with a spark or sts/g3 tail kit, and probably mod out the tip attachment too. Which for an expensive set of skins is kind of ridiculous. I was going to try to get a set from them to review, or just pro form through FOBP. Since last season was so bad out here I never got motivated enough to pursue it. Durability was their big problem out of the gates and it seems to have been taken care of. Overall they were good guys and were very receptive to constructive criticism about their product.
Any news here? (Geckos were recommended by my goto shop)
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I haven't talked with them since Ian was killed in the Sheep Creek avalanche. Unfortunately he was the guy I had talked too.
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