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bark-eater
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Re: Gear Basket

Post by bark-eater » Sat Feb 12, 2022 8:47 am

Would it be possible to trim these down to 38 mm?

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Re: Gear Basket

Post by Stephen » Sat Feb 12, 2022 1:36 pm

Yes, depending on how handy you are. At the cost for these, not too much risk.
Not with scissors, it would take a sharp razor type blade, straight edge, or a ski-trimming tool, or some people do it freehand with a sharp razor knife with the skins on the ski.



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Re: Gear Basket

Post by jyw5 » Sat Feb 12, 2022 4:39 pm

bark-eater wrote:
Sat Feb 12, 2022 8:47 am
Would it be possible to trim these down to 38 mm?

regarding the black diamond 60mm nylon skins

I used a skin trimming tool today on one pair of skins. put them on my MT51 as a template and trimmed them. took about 5 minutes. they are now ready for my Skog/Nansen (56mm underfoot).

for 38mm, I suggest putting them on the skinniest ski you own as a template (make sure you know the dimensions) and then just trim them with a skin trimming tool. If the template ski is too wide, offset the skin by the desired amount in mm, trim it, then offset it on the other side and trim again. cut the tail by hand as needed.

Ideally, you want 2mm-3mm on each side of the center zone (about 50-80cm) of the ski not covered by the skin so the edges are exposed. Because these are straight skins, for some tapered skis, near the tip and tail, there will be larger areas not exposed but that won't matter much for nordic BC skis...you just want the metal edges exposed.

I did a quick and dirty job which will be fine for what I will use them for. I think these wall climbers will allow thousands of vertical of climbing....they are almost overkill.

I think Im going to use the other pair of skins as backup for my 175cm Sverdrup.

Please note that the tip loop optimally fits a ski tip roughly between 60mm to 90mm. I tried them on my FT62 (97mm) and they didnt fit well as the FT62 shovel was just too wide. at 60mm for the MT51, it was near the minimum. The Skog tip at 76mm is perfect.

These will be great for Skog/Nansen, Sverdrup, Ingstad, combat nato, Gamme, MT51, MR48, Amundsen.



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Re: 60mm skins new $29

Post by randoskier » Sun Feb 13, 2022 4:02 pm

fgd135 wrote:
Tue Feb 08, 2022 5:48 pm
These were mentioned in another thread:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/324797390457?h ... SwmT5hSZCb
I have no connection with the seller, but these are a really great deal, imho.
Skins like this will fit most metal edge XC skis w/60mm waists, and will work well with wider skis in many situations. Trim to length.
Thank you for the head's-up! I like so jumped on these, two pairs, his and hers- perfect for our new Fischer Excursion 88s, These are great for dragging heavy pulks up the steeps, and we have the Easy skins for the easier work and for icy trails. Thanks man!



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Re: Gear Basket

Post by tkarhu » Mon Feb 14, 2022 1:58 pm

Nice second hand Åsnes skis available in Norway
https://www.finn.no/bap/forsale/ad.html ... =208361983

Fischer Expedition
75-60-69 mm
Made in Austria

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Re: Gear Basket

Post by stilltryin » Tue Feb 15, 2022 5:58 pm

Price drop on Transnordic BC boot at backcountry (numerous sizes).
Was $279, now $167.
https://www.backcountry.com/fischer-bcx ... -boot-2022
Edit: similar drop on 75mm version



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Re: Gear Basket

Post by wabene » Tue Feb 15, 2022 10:15 pm

That's a great deal



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Re: Gear Basket

Post by lowangle al » Tue Feb 15, 2022 10:19 pm

I just ordered a pair in 75mm. They were about 10 bucks more than the nnnbc. So, I guess that proves they must be better. :D



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Re: Gear Basket

Post by Krummholz » Tue Feb 15, 2022 10:58 pm

Yeah, I’m a Notorious COG (Cheap Old Guy) too!

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Re: Gear Basket

Post by fisheater » Wed Feb 16, 2022 9:37 am

Well Krummholz and Al, I’m counting on some reviews of these boots when you are able. I shouldn’t need a heavy leather 75 mm boot for a long time, but I’m happy to see a new boot being manufactured in the heavy class. Norwegian welt boots are difficult to obtain, and fit is a gamble. It’s good to see a widely marketed boot in the class.
BTW Krummholz, as for cheap old guy, I bought my Alaska 75 on a close out for under $100 to my door. After skiing the Alaska 75, I hope to always have a soft leather 75 mm boot as well!



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