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did not fall over...however did skin backwards/in reverse a short distance on a steep part of the cattrack when comming back in.
Thats no fun. When skinning steep, slippery stuff, Ive found that short choppy/stompy steps help the skins stick better.
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Holy deity,

You're Asian? Why you never let that be known fellow yellow skin brother?


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Holy deity,

You're Asian? Why you never let that be known fellow yellow skin brother?
ehh I'm pretty much a banana having grown up in Nebraska and the only asian thing was chung king out of a can but I like sushi, kimchi and raw fresh tuna


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Hey! Sounds like someone sucks at skinning even worse than I do! We should have a skin-off. Everyone else can gather round, have beers and be entertained!
What's "skinning"...? Yes, I looked it up, but all I found didn't make any sense... (peeling ofruit skins, taking off skins of animals, peeling off skin of blisters... )
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What's "skinning"...? Yes, I looked it up, but all I found didn't make any sense... (peeling ofruit skins, taking off skins of animals, peeling off skin of blisters... )
Skins are a cloth that has a texture on it like reptile skin so that it glides the split (ski or board) forward and then when you step down it gains traction so that you can effectively cross country ski on a splitboard or AT/touring ski setup. Cross country wax performs the opposite of fast wax in the sense that it grips the snow instead of releasing that surface tension. Skins basically mimic this performance but even better sortof because you can glide a little better without the sticky wax.

I haven't even used em, just trying to answer ur question, we have lotsa splitters here who can tell all and correct me.

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skins are the carpet type stuff you put on the bottom of the splits to climb up hill mode that grabs the snow to hike up. "climbing skins" and "skinning" is the act of walking/hiking up hill

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Skins are a cloth that has a texture on it like reptile skin so that it glides the split (ski or board) forward and then when you step down it gains traction so that you can effectively cross country ski on a splitboard or AT/touring ski setup. Cross country wax performs the opposite of fast wax in the sense that it grips the snow instead of releasing that surface tension. Skins basically mimic this performance but even better sortof because you can glide a little better without the sticky wax.

I haven't even used em, just trying to answer ur question, we have lotsa splitters here who can tell all and correct me.
Ah, ok! We call them "fur" and they are more like a soft short carpet.
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Well Ive never split before and have been giving it some serious thought. Even thinking of picking up and older NS Summit and making my own to start on. Now, to find someone in SoCal to go with!

Anyone here ever ride an older summit with traditional camber? I love their RC, but never liked deep pow with traditional camber. Then again, never been on a dedicated pow board either.
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I have not ridden the Summit with camber, but "back in the day" my pow board of choice was this magungus Atomic Radon 169 fully cambered. No cambered deck will hold a candle to RC in powder. My 156 NS Raptor or Billy Goat outfloats that huge 169 without breaking a sweat. Now my buddy rides a Summit split and I have take a few turns on it. Probably the best powder specific split out there short of something split tail like the hovercraft.
Yeah I'd love a newer summit but won't be able to spend the cash on one anytime soon. But... Every once in a while I'll me across the older summits and curiosity strikes me. Or... I'll just wait. Buy the 14 Raptor in a shorter length for my daily ride and split my current RaptorX.
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