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Old 05-04-2008   #1
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storage for my skins

I am new to the whole AT thing and was wondering if I should store my skins rolled up in there bag or if I should snap them over my skis with the protective layer on them. I noticed that rolled up they have waves or gaps in the protective film and was wondering if the glue might dry out if I store them that way. any help is appreciated, thanks


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I have always stored my skins with them folded in half onto themselves in their bag. So glue side to glue side. I have old skins still with their original glue still good. If the glue starts to lose its stickyness, you can always reapply new glue.

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How was your weekend? Store your skins folded together with the protective piece between the two layers of glue. Then put them in a cool/ cold dark place (some keep them in the freezer). I have a rubbermaid container that I keep all of my ski stuff in and they have always done well in the bottom of that.

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After checking BD website, I have to concur with Proslackass, they did not make cheatsheets back when I bought my last set of skins. From BD's site:

1. Store your skins in the field by folding the adhesive side against itself.
The best way to do this is to start at the middle and work towards the
ends, keeping the edges aligned. Storing them apart can ruin the glue.

2. Apply Cheat Sheets and keep skins below 90 Fahrenheit (32 C) for longterm
storage to preserve glue quality. Use the skin bag to keep skins

3. Avoid getting snow on the adhesive and it will stick better.

4. Dry your skins every night if possible and do not expose your skins to

fires, stoves or extreme heat.

5. When applying your skins, make sure your ski bases are dry and clean.

6. If icing or snow sticking occurs on the skins, apply either Black Diamond
Freeglide Skin Spray or Black Diamond Glop Stopper Wax to the skin.

7. If glue needs to be replaced on the skin, use Black Diamond Gold Label
Skin Adhesive or Black Diamond Glue Renew.

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Thanks guys, I have them ready to go now, I am glad I asked.

Ryan, the chutes were huge. the rest was big and the water was so fast we did 4 miles above the chutes and the bottom 3 miles in less than two hours. By the time everyone showed up we had 10 in the group and still kicked ass.

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