“Skinning to skiing” transition, also known as the “skins off” transition”, is one of the very basic skimo racing skills any athlete should try to master as soon as possible. 25 seconds is too slow, 20 is getting fast.
This video provides you with all the instructions and tips for mastering this basic skimo transition – locking your boots, taking skins off, stepping into your bindings, and skiing off.
This video is part of a bigger project called “Manual for Ski Mountaineering Racing” produced by SkinTrack.com - http://www.skintrack.com/skimo-racing...
Big thank you goes to three great companies with passion for skimo racing:
Cripple Creek Backcountry - http://www.cripplecreekbc.com/
Skimo.co - http://skimo.co/
Hagan Skis USA - http://www.haganskimountaineering.com/
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Tips for getting the best performance from Hagan hybrid climbing skins:
Tip 3. If it is quite cold and you have snow crystals on the skins, wipe them across your thigh a time or two to brush off the snow/ice. Because they aren't traditional glue, that quite effectively removes the snow (without sticking to your pants.)
With these tips, you will really enjoy the handling advantages and not needing to store them with plastic foils - ever!
Skintrack recently posted a brief review of the Hagan Ultra 82.
And... "good impressions 🙂"
"It shines in variable conditions, hard pack, crust and wind affected snowpack - basically, any time when conditions get less than ideal."
Very interesting, if somewhat obvious, research showing the disadvantage of overly wide skis.
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