For those who appreciate lightweight and simple, the Ascension Nylon STD skins give the best grip for climbing, while still gliding with ease. The STD skins ditch the tail clip of the STS skins for lighter weight, minimalist skinning. This year's model comes improved on the traditional Ascension design with new printed plush material. The longer fibers grab the snow for better climbing but sit flatter for easier gliding.
Black Diamond's improved skins add a bit of silicone to their glue for easier pulling apart. The glue is also temperature and compression active allowing it to become more tacky in the cold. A lighter weight design with the continued durability of previous models, this year's Ascension keeps the dense backing to avoid twisting when at the top of the mountain with frozen fingers and a need for powder.
These skins come in a long length meant to be cut down to fit your ski. They come equipped and assembled with an adjustable tip loop as well as all of the materials you will need to cut them down. These DO NOT come with a tail clip. All 2012 BD Skins also include a new and improved zip closer, durable nylon ripstop bag.
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