This is our review of Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STS Skins. These skins are awesome because of their durability and ease of use. When I choose my skin I am always looking for the one that will hold up in our NZ variable winter snow lines. Which for the past 5 years has had me coming back to BD Ascension Nylon STS Skins. If you look after these skins they will look after you!
The tip loops on the skins are adjustable to fit the skinny or widest tip and certainly fit like a glove on BD skis. The bulk of the skin is durable, stiff haired for climbing and folds down well for a great glide while maintaining a reasonable weight of 751gms a pair. BD skins are known for their glue and these are no exception. The skins stick well in the cold and keep the glue off your skis in the warmth of spring.
The STS adjustable tail bungees allow 10cm of give to suit a number of skis in your arsenal and is a quick system to set up. In all when in the backcountry it’s the little things that make the day that much more enjoyable.
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