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Slap on the Backcountry Access Magic Carpet Skins, do a beacon check, and begin your trek up the mountain for some deliciously deep pow turns. 

  • Water-repellent nylon sends you gliding steadily up the skin track
  • Glue is formulated for cold North American temps
  • Tip and tail hardware is compatible with most ski designs, including rounded twintip designs
  • Included trim kit gives you the tools you need to cut your skins to fit any sidecut
  • Length: 195cm

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Will the 110 fit my Ski Trab Tour Rando...

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Will the 110 fit my Ski Trab Tour Rando XL Ski or should i get the 115 and cut to fit?

Best Answer Responded on

The 110 mm will work just fine. The tip may be a bit bigger but, its only 3 mm and isnt where most of the friction is applied anyway. To be honest though I would put a really light skin such as a pure mohair on your really light ski.

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But Nylon tends to last longer, and i don't have a lot of $$ for my set up.

3 5

Not for Venture Storm Splitboard

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I picked these up in hopes of using them on a 166 Venture Storm Splitboard. I talked with a gear guru who recommended them but they did not seem to want to fit on the deck. Now the nose is a bit more pointy than most boards, so that could really be the issue, but even when I tried to line it up it was pretty far off. Maybe too far off for comfort for most boards. The skins themselves looked like they were well made, had very nice long hairs and strong glue. So this review is a bit of a wash. I am sure the skins are great for skis, but not a good fit for my particular splitboard. Maybe others have had better luck?

Which climbing skins are best for 191cm...

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Which climbing skins are best for 191cm Dynafit Stoke skis

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Hey bobp831936,

Thank you for your question.

I would suggest the 130mm size in these BCA Magic Carpet Skins. You can trip them to the shape of your Dynafit Stoke skis to have the most effective surface area of the ski covered.

4 5

Climb up anything with these

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had these skins for about a year now and I'm buying a second pair for my new, much larger skis. Like the people before me have said, the glue is amazingly sticky, almost to the point of frustration. Almost. They've broken in well and are still superbly sticky but I'm not longer having to yank them off my skis at the top of the hill.
I'm not the hugest fan of the tail piece, I certainly don't trust the rubber piece to hold up but so far, it's showing no signs of wear!
Now to the glide, I've had these skins take me up some seriously steep stuff without a single problem. Well, that's not entirely true, they didn't fair so well on the steep icy slope we were attempting to zig zag up last spring, but I could barely boot pack up that slope, so I'll let them slide there.
Basically, when my friends are sliding around on their BD skins, I've always been able to confidently go around them and continue up the slope. Feel like I could climb a wall with these skins!

Any ideas on how to store these skins? my...

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Any ideas on how to store these skins? my old Black Diamond skins came with a mesh so that I could put the skins together and not have to deal with glue on glue. I see they are rolled up in the picture, but wouldn't the plush on the sticky compromise the stick?

if my skis are 182cm in length will i be...

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if my skis are 182cm in length will i be able to fit these skins to my skis considering they are 195cm?

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Cameron,
You may be wondering why these skins are so long and why they are only offerred in one length. The good news for you is that the skins are ultra long so you can adjust them to the length of your skis and these will fit a 182 ski just fine(It's magic!). The tip is riveted on the skin so you will cut the tail end, attach the rubber hook and fold the skin on itself. Just make sure you don't cut the skin too short or you will be wondering where all of those 195 centimeters went. Slap these badboys on and you will be riding your own magic carpet all over the mountain.

How long are these skins?
Can anyone post...

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How long are these skins?
Can anyone post a photo of the tailhook, please?

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These are 195 cm in length. Sorry, I don't personally have any photos but may be able to get one from the guys at the warehouse for you. If I do, we'll post it.

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What you are seeing in the photo above is actually the tail hook. The tip loop is a shaped piece of metal.

will these fit on a split board

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will these fit on a split board

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According to BCA these will fit on a split. They are not specifically made for a split so they might take some finagling at first but they should work.

5 5

Best skins I have used

I bought a pair of the Magic Carpet skins last season and I like them better than my BD ascensions because they pack smaller. The BD ascensions are much stiffer than the Magic Carpets and don't pack down as small. When I first got the BCA skins they were really sticky but the glue has since broken in. I would rather have to much stick than not enough, especially in the cold. They climb and glide really well and the hardware seems to fit on any shaped ski, including my square tipped Moments.

5 5

Great Skins

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

As a previous reviewer said, the glue is almost too sticky. Of course, if it's extremely cold, that will be a blessing. They grip even crappy snow well, and trimming and installing hardware was easy.

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Yea, when you first peel away the wax paper be careful not to let the sticky sides touch. When you first buy these things you'll be frustrated by how sticky they are. In the long run, you'll be thankful.

After about a season of heavy use mine still stick better than my friends new db's and g3's in cold weather.

Could I pull off 100 mm skins with BD...

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Could I pull off 100 mm skins with BD Starlet Ski (136-100-122)?

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Hey WyFi,

You could go with the Backcountry Access Magic Carpet Skins in a 100mm version to go with your BD Starlets. You won't have too much coverage on the ski though and while this will be okay for straight line travel, sidehilling could prove to be a bit troublesome at times.

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if you want a little lighter and smaller set up, you certainly could use the 100mm wide, but like wally said, you'll have issues sidehilling. also, if you're a heavier guy like me, you might not have enough traction in general with the 100mm.

hello. I have some older school TUA Ride...

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hello. I have some older school TUA Ride 104 Telemark skiis. They are 185's and I would like to buy these Backcountry Access Magic Carpet Skins. Also, I have a pair of Karhu BC waxless skis that are 195's. The questions are these: Can I pull off one pair of skins for both lengths without compromising performance AND will the skins be effective on the waxless based Karhus that have more camber?? Thanks

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Hey - I recently bought a pair of these skins myself, so I can tell you a few things about them. First of all, the tip and tail mounting hardware is great, my buddy just got Black Diamond skins, and we both agree my hardware is nicer. However, the tail piece attaches by cutting the skin down to about half its original width, and then doubling it back through. So if you cut the strip long enough to pull it through and make the skin tight on the 185, you would have about 10 cm of skinnier skin under your ski on the 195s. Not necessarily a problem, but something to think about.

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i know climbingskinsdirect.com makes simple skins so i imagine you could use any skin and not use the tail piece. and the camber shouldn't matter as long as your skin is wall to wall underfoot. don't know about the waxless base.

4 5

Aladdin

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

FROM JAPAN
It is just magic carpet. Hike up the snow was more than twice the snow hard ten were crust, who have supported me firmly. Can be used without worry mounting the storage as well and I liked the most.

would these work on my EP Pro's? And what...

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would these work on my EP Pro's? And what size is recommended for them?

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Yea they would. Buy skins that fit the widest part of the ski, sometimes, like the EP they don't make them that wide. In that case buy the fattest ones you can find but be sure they are at least wide enough at the waist.

4 5

Sticky Skins

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got a pair of these last season. I had the great fortune of taking them to BC for a week of mind blowing deep conditions. I toured all day every day with these guys and they never failed to grip the snow or my skis. They are really nice and light weight and fold down to a slim profile. The only 2 points that could be improved upon with these skins are the tail clip- I felt like over time or in severe cold temps I would rip the rubber. I decided to retro fit mine with BD's STS tail clip. The second was the glue- Super sticky, yes. Maybe a bit too sticky as I had to struggle to rip them from my skis. Overall I felt these skins gripped the snow better than my previous BD ascension skins and the glue did hold really well in wet conditions(just a little too well)

Sticky Skins