Fed up with fur?
Skiers have been using some variation of fur climbing skins since early hunters first strapped seal skins to the bases of their skis. Never a company to miss an opportunity to innovate, Fischer has created a new and unique climbing skin with its Profoil Transalp/Stella Alpina Climbing Skins, which behave like a separate plastic base material that attaches to your skis that will climb and glide similarly to traditional synthetic/mohair climbing skins. One of the major benefits of the Profoil material is that it's waterproof, so the skins are a great choice if you find yourself skinning a lot in wet and gloppy snow. They also offer 20% more glide, so you can go ahead and lengthen your stride during those long, rolling tours. This version of the Profoil is only compatible with the Fischer Transalp 88 ski and Alpina Stella 88 Ski due to the fast-fix front attachment system.
- Profoil base material
- Crown Grip technology
- Low friction Crown Glide technology
- Fast-fix front attachment
- I-clip tail clip
- Q & A
These are also compatible with the Fischer Alproute 82. I've only used them a few times so far but so far they've been easy to setup and performed well.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This is a great skin! Super light weight , easy to use, does not absorb water. I would like something to attach the skin too after use, they don't roll up real easy
Does anyone know how these grip if climbing icy surfaces?