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    I saw waaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too many pairs of skins on some "older" vintage dragon paddlers on Lake Jindabyne yesterday [img]graemlins/cold.gif[/img]
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    A comment on the length thing. I am a firm believer that only two things should go in your ski boot-ever!!

    A foot and a thin, long, sock. If you are feeling comfy with more than that then:
    A)I'm jealous
    B)Your boots don't fit.

    I'm not sold on the skins, I own them, I currently love them, it may certainly be in my head. I do love a gadget.

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    I do love a gadget too.
    Now I have had to split the snow gear up into two seperate boxes instead of one.
    One box for me and one for the +1 - I have accumulated too much stuff

    Might need one of those bubble things for the roof of the car to carry all the gear up

    Tried the skins on inside my boot in the lounge room but won't be able to truely guage until I hit the slopes - might play it safe and board with the 3/4 length ones first

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    All the sports shops in Utah are pushing the Aussie skins, but I personally don't like them.

    I wear as seen in previous posts the winter american ones, smooth down to the ankle and no problem with the boots.

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    I have looked at all of what is available to buy here at a wholesale level, and "Skins" are far better than the other brands, I can't speak for anything imported by individuals though.
    At present I don't sell Skins, but after wearing them for 2 seasons now myself, I am going to be a stockist this coming season, and I for one will proudly support an Aussie owned company, they really do work as well as the company claim they do for me.
    I am going to get the Cycling ones as well.

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    Just a question:

    Why do they offer a Mens, Womens AND a Unisex fit in the Snow range?

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    Originally posted by bdenny4:
    Just a question:

    Why do they offer a Mens, Womens AND a Unisex fit in the Snow range?
    Think "marketing" and I reckon you'll be pretty close to figuring out yourself
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    Originally posted by Paul Oberin:
    I have looked at all of what is available to buy here at a wholesale level, and "Skins" are far better than the other brands, I can't speak for anything imported by individuals though.
    At present I don't sell Skins, but after wearing them for 2 seasons now myself, I am going to be a stockist this coming season, and I for one will proudly support an Aussie owned company, they really do work as well as the company claim they do for me.
    I am going to get the Cycling ones as well.
    Smart move Paul
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    Skins have informed me there will be a price rise from April 1st on quite a few Skins products.

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    WOW!
    Lucky I bought mine at the 30% discount then.

    Wholesale price of Lycra must be going up

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    Originally posted by Paul Oberin:
    I have looked at all of what is available to buy here at a wholesale level, and "Skins" are far better than the other brands, I can't speak for anything imported by individuals though.
    At present I don't sell Skins, but after wearing them for 2 seasons now myself, I am going to be a stockist this coming season, and I for one will proudly support an Aussie owned company, they really do work as well as the company claim they do for me.
    I am going to get the Cycling ones as well.
    It would be a good move to stock them. When I worked at rebel sport. I sold a couple pairs of skins each week, at $100-$150 a pair. not half bad.
    Who ever dies with the most toys wins!

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    If you live in Sydney Larry Adlers is the best place to get them when they are on sale I think mine were 50 or 60% off not sure but were around $70 for full lenght Ski Skins.

    As for the roof box I have the Thule roof and Ski rack system (I can fit 4 boards and 1 pair of skis in the rack)about $500 in total. I was recently looking into the boxes from varyious sizes and brands. The lager sizes were all about $1000 plus the roof rack about $200. And they really dont fit more than just what i can fit in the racks I already have.

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    I swear by my Skins. I wear top and 3/4 bottoms. I have 2 pairs of the snow ones, and I love them!!

    I got mine from Larry Adler...
    All things are possible, except for skiing through a revolving door..

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    Final word from me-mostly to the girls-do you want thermals?? Im not quite sure how the skins, thermals, pants combo works.

    I wear XTC's (per skijackski) and Helly ski pants-in Utah and Jap. Warm as toast and muscle supported.

    You cannot wear skins plus helly's if you are a cold girl.

    Im not sponsored, just make Paul tell you how you layer skins.

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    You put skins on first, and then thermal on top, and then shell pants.

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    Well that's what I'm intending to do SA.
    Already practised in my bedroom, which was not a good idea as it was 38 degrees at the time!!!

    Will see how that goes and if I need to take the thermals off cos I'm too hot, then I will.

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    The skins add bugger-all to warmth, so it's not any noticeable difference to thermals+pants, IME.

    Have you got zips in your shell? If so, you can vent quite effectively using those when you get really warm, and still not freeze on the chair up.

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    I generally don't wear much when actually snowboarding, hate being too hot and would much prefer to be slightly cold than slightly too hot.

    I do have a pair of Skins (leg) that I wear after a hard days riding. Not sure if they just a placebo effect but I seem to be much less sore the next day after riding when the Skins are worn the previous night for a few hours.

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    As a girl, I like skins. I wear them with just a pair of Burton ski pants and jacket and I don't get too cold.
    All things are possible, except for skiing through a revolving door..

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    Paul - when you get them in let us know what your selling them for.... Will drop by on the way to Falls and grab a few pairs.
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