Contour Hybrid FAT Free Split Skin
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The Contour Hybrid FAT Free is an innovative split skin for wide Freeride skis. Extremely lightweight, extra small pack size, for use on a range of ski widths from 108 mm +. The hybrid FAT free is the natural progression of our free climbing skins for extra-wide freeride skis (waists 108 mm +). With two wider strips for extra traction, the hybrid FAT free skins can tackle tough ascents on the fattest of skis. The tip fix and tail clip hold the skin firmly in place and mean the skins are length-adjustable (they can be used on different length skis). And there’s no need to trim the skins.
- For skis wider than 108mm in the waist
- Length adjustable so you can use a set on different skis
- No need to trim the edges
The unique hybrid adhasive side is built from two technical layers that make a solid connection with inside surface of the climbing skin aswell as the base of your skis. This Hybrid technology offers many advantages. These skins will give you a strong hold even in the coldest circumstances and also after multiple tours on one day. These skins are also very easy to use and you will never have the need to replace the adhesive sides like you will need to do over time with traditional hot glued climbing skins. The Hybrid adhesive side is easy to clean so when you feel there is to much ski wax residue on the adhesive layer you can simply clean it and it will stick like new.
The Hybrid technology from Contour is the first climbing skin adhesive consisting of two different layers. The first layer holds the skin in place on your skis even in the coldest circumstances. This layer also makes it very easy to remove the skin from the skis with leaving any sticky glue behind.
The second layer makes shure that this first adhesive layer has a strong and durable connection with the grip and glide layer of the skin. Durability is very important when you make serious tours in the backcountry. After years of use this adhesive side remains strong and sticky.
- Perfect adhesive layer that performs even in the coldest circumstances.
- Easy to remove from skis.
- Maintanance free and easy to clean
- No skin savers needed.
Every type of adhesive will pull some ski wax from the base when you remove the skins from the base, whether it is a traditional hot glue or any type of new silicone based adhesive. Depending the frequency of use your climbing skins will stick a little less over time. One of the big advantages of these Hybrid skins is that you can clean the adhesive side very easily. This is something you can not do with traditional hot glued skins, there you will eventually need to replace the entire glue layer. Contour offers a cleaning kit with everything you need.
The grip and glide layer of the Hybrid Mix climbing skins consists of a combination of Mohair and Nylon hairs mixed in a blend of 65% Mohair and 35% Nylon. This mix provides the perfect balance between durability, glide and grip.