Ever get the wax completely wrong when XC skiing? Or have to deal with breakable crust when touring?
Taking a beginner out and want them to have success on not so perfect snow or grooming?
I have a pair of old climbing skins from back when telemark skis were long and thin. By slitting them in
half and putting on new glue I have now two pair of skinny skins that will fit classic or skate skis.
After cutting I used a heat gun and a paint scraper to get the old glue off. Then put on new glue. Then I folded the front over 3 inches and insert a square ring of the right size to fit the ski tip (a loop of strong cord could also work in a pinch). The glue should hold it, but for extra safety a few stitches of thread made a nice backup.