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Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STS Climbing Skins

Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STS Climbing Skins


STS Tail Clips // Durable Nylon Plush //  10cm Adjustablity

If this is your first pair of skins, you can’t go wrong with nylon. The Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STS skins have set the standard for uphill grip which means less kick turns and faster summit times. This year Black Diamond improved the Ascension skins by making them 20% lighter and more packable thanks to a redesigned plush material. All Ascension skins have a tip loop, but not every model has a tail clip. The STS version indicates that a tail clip is present. The tip loop and tail strap are both adjustable if you want to swap out your skins between skis. The tip loop eliminates the need for the traditional fold over method while staying light and efficient. Your skins will need to be cut before use to expose your ski edges and Black Diamond includes a trim tool in the box. Your Ascension skins will also come with a ventilated storage bag and some Black Diamond Cheat Sheets. The Cheat Sheets are a sheet of synthetic mesh that is used during storage to keep your glue fresh. Nylon may not glide as efficiently as other mohair skins, but it will certainly get you up some pretty steep faces.

When selecting the correct skin width, you want it make sure they are equal to or greater than the widest part of your ski. The widest part is usually in the tip and you can generally find this measurement printed in millimeters somewhere on the ski. If your skis are close to a particular size and you are worried about over buying, remember that you will be cutting off roughly 3mm on each side to expose your edges.

Adjustable Tip Loops 

Gold Label Adhesive

Bikini Style Tail - Cuts out unnecessary material

TLDR: A sweet set of skis that will excel in wet costal conditions. Ideal for a first time buyer.

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