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Feb 19, 2014
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Has anybody , Colorado Springs local obviously, ever rented ski skins from Mt Chalet? I've heard that they fall off the skis a lot and was wondering if anybody had any info on that? LawHous
From Colorado Springs, CO
Joined Jul 21, 2012
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Feb 20, 2014
Any skins will fall off if the glue is old. I would bring a roll of duct tape for any pair of rental skins, or for any multi-day tour. mark felber
From Wheat Ridge, CO
Joined Jul 30, 2005
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Feb 20, 2014
Split shin after 5.9+ R lead
Duct tape and ski straps make any skin work MRock
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Feb 21, 2014
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Yep ! Any avid bc skier knows that

1) no glue lasts forever/ ESP on rental gear
2) duct tape/ and straps are a mandatory part of your kit .along with pole splint ect ect

This holds true even for gear you own , not just rental gear which everyone knows it doesn't matter who you rent from its rental gear and most people don't take care of it like they would if they owned it. Duh ...

Ya ain't going to be near an ace hardware in the BC cream puff so ya had better go prepared for anything.

iceman777
From Colorado Springs
Joined Oct 19, 2007
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Feb 23, 2014
Shredded by the Center Route.
Mt chalet keeps their rentals up to date, and they currently have maybe the best BC rental fleet on the Frange.

About five years ago, they were using an old style strap on skin which had a lot of problems, but those have all been replaced.
phil wortmann
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