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Ascension Nylon STS Skins




The Ascension Nylon STS features our most versatile fit system and our ultra-efficient printed plush material for unequaled climbing and gliding while touring.
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Whether you're skinning through the darkness on a pre-work dawn patrol or changing over for your fifth uphill slog of the day, the Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STS Skins provide benchmark grip and climbing performance-now with improved glide thanks to our redesigned printed plush material. Our patented STS tail system provides up to 10 cm of adjustability and our adjustable tip attachment fits a wide range of ski tips.

  • Durable printed plush material provides benchmark climbing with improved glide
  • Patented STS adjustable tails provide 10 cm of length adjustment
  • Adjustable tip attachment to fit a wide range of ski-tip shapes
  • Available in 15 mm width increments from 65 to 140 mm
  • Easily adjusts to different skis in your quiver, but also allows for one-and-done tensioning for fast transitions

Tech Specs

Weight Per Pair :   751 g (1 lb 10 oz)

Recommended Use


How-to Video: Trimming Black Diamond Skins

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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good skins The Ascension Nylons are a solid skin, they have never failed to get me up the mountain so I can enjoy face shots on the way down. Can be tough to pull apart when used without the cheat sheets (although what skins aren't) - I usually throw some snow on there and then the stickiness is just right. Otherwise super easy to use and durable. Will enjoy touring with these for many years to come. April 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Solid skin at a great price The Ascension skins are the standard for nylon skins. The attachments and set up are super easy and the glide and grip are great. All this at a reasonable price = a solid skin. March 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product The tried and true ascension skins kill it. Easy to cut and size, they last a long time, and as long as you don't overtighten the tail clips to take too much tension, the skins you will have no repairs to take care of February 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Superb Once I got the hang of installing them it was casual! Easy on, easy off and way fun going up hill! February 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great skins I've used them 3 times so far and plan on using them once a week throughout the winter. I've been up some real aggressive pitches and they stick good. There performance has been sweet. January 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Determining fit? Apologies, but the website is not very clear on what size/type of skins I would need for the Megawatt ski (188 length). Any help on how to find the best skins for the type of ski would be helpful. January 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Does what it should They do the job, they are tough. Cutting them to length was a breeze (although BD, those screws really wanted to strip on me. Could we get hex heads?). They grip the snow well, they stay on your skis and ask you no questions. In addition to the cutting tool, BD also provides a strip of mesh to store your skins on, which is nice. They just barely stick to the mesh, so separating them is never a problem. December 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Love my Ascension nylon STS skins These are some of the best skins I've used. sure I love the weight savings and glide-ability (is that a word?) of the Mohair/ Nylon mix skins, but you can't beat the durability, longevity, overall performance and function of the nylon ascension skins. I still have a pair that has been used for almost a decade with multiple re-applications of glue. Love these skins and i would definitely recommend them to others. December 8, 2013
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