Rated 5 out of 5 by Eric My favorite skins
I've been a fan of the Ascension Nylon STS skins for years. The adhesive is the right combination of sticky, but not too sticky.
I've had a few pairs for 3-4 years now, and they are still working well.
The tip and tail clip assembly works well, and the tail clip orientation makes it easy to remove skins without having to take skis off feet.
Also a very durable product. I've never had to replace any of my Ascension STS skins. If the adhesive starts to get "old", I've had good luck just ironing some wax paper onto the adhesive, waiting for it to cool, and gently removing the wax paper. After that, they're good as new.
March 26, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Glenn Love the skins, hate the storage sack
The skins are great, however, the newer style of storage sack leaves something to be desired. The new style sack has a wrap around zipper, and opens wide. The wide open part is good, what they were likely trying to achieve. However, not wanting to fumble with a small zipper, I added a little toggle to make it easier, and of course, with one of my first pulls, broke the zipper. Really prefer the old style of bag with an opening at the top and a drawcord to cinch it up. Think you could manage to have a big enough opening with an easy to manage drawcord, rather than having to worry about a more finicky zipper version
February 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ryan Never an issue
When you are out in the backcountry the last thing you want to worry about is equipment issues. The Ascension Nylon STS skins will not give you anything to worry about. I have had 5 pairs of these for different skis, and never once had an issue. If you are in the market to buy skins, I would recommend these for the following reasons:
They grip well on the step icy slopes during the cold spring mornings
They glide well going down hill, making descent fast and efficient
The glue will hold to the ski on cold days
They last a really long time (as long as you take care of them)
February 10, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
by tim nice skins
they provided great traction, easy instalation process. no issues
January 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Adam Excellent Fit
The skins are exactly what I was looking for. Super sticky and worked perfect in the field. You can't go wrong with Black Diamond.
January 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alex The Standard
Now have 3 pairs from different generations. They work. At least as well as any other skins. The new tip kit stays on & permits fairly easy adjustment to a range of ski tips.
January 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shawnee They are skins, they skin well, skin skin skin
I like them...not a gripe. They perfomed as advertised.
January 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kayt Magical
I'm in love. I purchased them for my A/T set up and loved them so much, I got a second pair for my tele's.
December 23, 2014