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    Did my own test yesterday, I wore them all day while skiing, came home and had a shower and put another set back on, I just got out of bed 15 minutes ago and had a shower again, I feel totally fresh, even though we skied very hard and fast all day at Hotham, the two younger fitter guys with me bailed from skiing not long after 3pm, but they didn't have Skins, they are coming into the shop today to buy some.

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    Originally posted by CycloneSteve:
    Hmmmm at $160 a pop I don't think I will be getting a second pair. Not all of us get things at cost price Paul
    You can certainly get them cheaper than $160 without too much difficulty. But they are also easy to wash and dry very quickly.

    Considering lift tickets are around $100 per day, if the skins allow you to ski from first to last lift, they will pay for themselves in couple of days.
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    Less than $160? I would like to know where from.

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    So the question is do you buy the 3/4 length or the full length for snowboarding??

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    I paid $149 from rhythm in Cooma 2 weeks ago.
    Snow White, Ski Black!

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    ...And they let me try them on, so I knew they fit.
    Snow White, Ski Black!

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    Originally posted by CycloneSteve:
    Less than $160? I would like to know where from.
    Pauls ski shop. $149 less a Snowatchers discount.

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    $149 in Rebel and elsewhere, but they come cheaper. Build relationships with friendly purveyors of quality ski goods and you will never pay retail.

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    Originally posted by Hammo:
    So the question is do you buy the 3/4 length or the full length for snowboarding??
    3/4
    Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

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    Do the 3/4 ride up a bit?

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    If you get them from the Skins website they are $139 plus $10 postage. I ordered mine at 11pm Tuesday, and they arrived at 9am Thursday. i was really impressed.
    Live to ski, ski to live.

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    If you are a member of Fitness First you can get them from www.runnulla.com.au for 20% off until July 31!
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    Originally posted by John Deere:
    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by powderhog:
    I have tried Skins, BSc and Slazenger. There is no difference IMO. Although there is a huge difference in price. Skins and BSc are similar price at around $140, but you can pick up Slazenger for around $45 at Big W for full length and cheaper for the half tights. Anyone who thinks these arn't as good as the others is kidding themselves, or is a bit of a brand *****.
    Over the last three days I have been going hard on the weights at the Gym, my upper body is hurting. I have Slazengers on at the moment and had BSc on Yesterday. There is definitely a difference. The BSC have the seams placed in different locations to provide more even compression over Pecs and Lats as well as the arms. I think this definitely increases the effectiveness, but not by 100% or more(the price difference!!)

    The Slazengers are good value and do something, The BSc are better, Skins are about the same as BSc for me. I think the BSc will last longer than the Slazengers, plus they are long sleeve, Slazengers are short sleeve only.

    For skiing I use 3/4 length Skins plus thermals on top. Skins do not provide warmth and have never been intended to do so.
    </font>[/QUOTE]My quote is solely referring to the leg tights. I have never tried any of the tops.

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    Originally posted by Hammo:
    Do the 3/4 ride up a bit?
    Nope.
    Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

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    Morning All! Well I road tested my skins for the 1st time skiing on the weekend and I can say I was impressed. On Sunday night I was sore and I was holding railings to walk down the stairs. Normally when this happens the next day I can barely make it down stairs at all, this morning I woke up a little sore but apart from that completely fine! I put it down to the skins. I was rather shocked, normally the next day is just a nightmare, but I was fine

    Also mine are full length ski skins, they were fine, hurt a little bit when I took the boot off, but no big deal, tip is to make sure the stitching is not resting on the bone.
    Snow White, Ski Black!

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    Tip is don't let the Skins go into the boot at all if the boot is a good firm fit, for those who don't do the boots up tight they can wear them inside the boots.

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    I am really loving these BSc compression garments i have been using of late......I think they are more comfy than skins.

    Only prob is on the front of my neck I have a dirty great BSc logo.....a bit funny around the office.
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