What comes in the kit you ask? Falling in line with Voile’s notorious reputation for reliability, no expense was spared with this setup. The kit comes complete with tried and true urethane Voile’ straps, aluminum tail clips, and rugged riveted tail attachments to keep things secure when the conditions turn south. Installation is made easy via a step-by-step set of detailed instructions, a bit of patience, and a can of your favorite beverage. The kit took about an hour to install and dial in the strap tension. While the longest process was patiently hammering the rivets and burning the rivet holes, it was well worth the time invested. The cost of this kit rings in at a flat $50 USD, and is worth every penny.
Using tail clips in the field. After 4 seasons or so without a set of tail clips on my climbing skins, it was time to breathe some life back into them. As progression goes, I’m travelling farther out than ever before, so having skins that will remain in place on longer missions are necessary. On each tour I have used these on, the clips have kept the skins from slipping or buckling beneath my board, allowing my mind to focus on other important variables. Mounting your skins to the bottom of your splitty remains the same from step one, with the final step of pulling the urethane ski strap taught and positioning the tail clip over the edges of the ski halves. The urethane straps have about 12 ¼” of adjustability, so one set of skins can be used on different lengths of boards in your quiver. Additionally, this kit makes a great replacement option for other skins on the market that do not have pre-installed tail clips.