The classic gets even better for 2013. The Black Diamond
Ascension Nylon STS Climbing Skins have long been known for the best uphill grip and durability in the business and famous for a glue that continues to stick in the widest range of temperatures. BD's nylon plush gives up none of its tenacity this year, but gains some glide with longer, flatter fibers. The STS tail system straps are super durable, have an even stretch throughout, and are easily adjusted in the field with gloved hands.
Ascension Nylon - Black Diamond has completely redesigned their nylon plush for unmatched performance on steep climbs and variable snow conditions with longer, flatter fibers that give superior glide on flat approaches. The material also maintains an ideal stiffness-to-packability ratio that lets them fold easily but still stay manageable in windy conditions.
Tip and Tail Attachments
Tail Straps - Strong, reliable and with an even stretch throughout, the STS tail straps are easily adjusted in the field.
Tip Loops - Black Diamond tip loops fit a wide range of tip shapes and widths and can be easily adjusted to swap back and forth between different skis in your quiver. Unlike other laminated or sewn-in tip loop attachments, these are fully replaceable.
Gold Label Adhesive - Black Diamond's proprietary Gold Label Adhesive remains sticky and durable season after season, and continues to lead the field as the most proven and reliable skin glue for all conditions.
Weight - 751 grams (per pair, untrimmed 110 mm)
Compatible with any ski of appropriate width. For full coverage, we suggest buying a skin that is approximately 6 mm narrower than the widest part of the ski you plan to use.
Skins must be trimmed for the length of the ski to be used, as well as to match the ski's unique sidecut.