it is necessary to have them if you want to use Åsnes Ingstad Waxless
It stays on the bottom well and holds well, especially well in freezing weather.
Poor glide. Already in the third use, it started to wrap itself in a myth, ie the glue betrayed even without pulling the sledge, but with the slag on the first hill. So by no means at least. Somewhat flat with a backpack, etc. But the lack of slip takes away the feeling of it too. Plus ease of installation and reasonableness without a hitch. I recommend full length colltex mohair / nylon mix hairs. Works just incredibly well and slips surprisingly well after lubrication. On a flat office, hold a cream or scalp better.
Brilliant idea. Neat, and compact, snaps on and off in a flash. I have the nylon ones, they go on when conditions are bad, or hills are steep. They go everywhere with me, in a clever little zip-pouch, that slides onto my fanny-pack belt. With a reasonable price, they are almost a must have for X-skin skis. While gliding, you know they are there, more, or less, depending on conditions, when it becomes an issue, just snap'em off. Great.
Now, I wonder how those mohair ones would be ?
Thanks Asnes for another incredible product. Thanks Varuste for more of your wonderful service.
Amazing grip and genius system
I ordered a friend, I hope he will appreciate it on the rise 😅
The skin works very well, especially in icy/crusty snow conditions. They do not inhibit the glide as much as I though they would and the attachment mechanism works very well. I am worried the tip of attachment piece will roll back as they get older. The rubber attachment will protect the skin as other brands I have used, the skin runs through the ski to the top side and it wear outs quickly at the insertion point. The skin was only noticeable on the hardest of trails and at speed.
Very firm hair that was excellent as a rise hair. Normal skiing was found to be too long, of course, when shortened, it could work there as well.
Great uphill, but does not glide downhill
Poor glide, at best when going slowly uphill. Grip can be found.
Very good grip, easy to attach and detach. The skin's adhesive plastic impairs glide and may stick to low-snow terrain, a couple of stars away.
Oisko mohair had been better ... no oo experience. Good grip but didn't shorten the slip properly. Lubricated skin does not help. Possibly the ski nest is just too loose.
Works if you can.
At least on the plains braked too hard.
There is more grip when enough, but of course at the expense of gliding. It pays to use the full length for a while and let the little time let you see where the point starts to wear clearly. Then cut it off and shorten it. My own left about 10cm shorter. Sit started to slip and the grip barely noticed the difference!
Really good grip on wet spring heat, this half-hair itself is just fine enough to pull a hawk.
Works well with Åsnes ski. Possibly can be shortened by 5-10 cm.
Yet the final assessment requires more use.
There is enough grip, but I think the leading edge of the grip is too high, which also slows down the forward movement.
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