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A newly designed rubber tip and riveted wire tail attachment are welcome improvements to this full-width glued skin.
The combination of a glueless strip running down the center, a braided-wire tip loop in a protective sleeve, and a large metal tail clip makes the Ascension easy to slip and off.
The GlideLite’s got the same glueless strip and tip loop as the Ascension, but this lighter-weight skin features an adjustable tail hook – a metal flipper attached to a rubber tensioner.
These Swiss-made skins glided like Zambonis and they were the lightest of the bunch. A rigid wire tip loop and a plastic cam attached to the adjustable tail make the Extremes easy to put on and off.
Tenacious glue, an adjustable tail similar to the GlideLite’s, and a good grip and glide set this elephant colored skin apart.