They seem to float over the snow a little easier but I noticed on a couple sleds that I put them on that it did not steer quite as well in the fluffy stuff because they are so smooth and no sharp edges.
I personally love my skins that I have put on all my sleds I've had. They saved me gas millage and also made it easier to break trails. And it was also nice to not have ice or snow freeze on the skins, like it would on just the metal ski.
ya skins are nice for saving your steel skis from bending and wearing out, but u might as well get plastic skis that are made to not wear out, ALOT lighter then the steel skis and u can even get them colord of thats what u want.
They are cheap protection against stones and gravel wearing out your steel skis. They also don't freeze over night and stick to ice and snow as much as steel. PUT EM ON you won't be sorry.
I wore out a plastic ski last year,( only the left one that sees more gravel running down the road) had to replace it this fall, $100 used[!]. Hope this helps.
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