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Old 01-17-2013, 04:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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95' Cougar Skis

I know this is a dumb question, but what are ski skins? I have a 95' Cougar 550 that the skis have been cracked and in bad shape for a while. The one ski finally broke, so when I looked for some new skis online, ski skins came up. Is a ski skin just the main plastic part, or is it less then that. All the other peices to the ski are fine, just the main plastic ski. Is this all I need. Thanks for the help.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Skins are just that, a plastic skin for steel skis.
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How could I find a compatable used ski? Is there a certain size I need or can I use some from a different model.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 95' Cougar Skis

If you can find a decent set of plastic skis from a ZR or ZL they would be a good upgrade from the stock skis, or get a set of camoplast skis from Dennis Kirk.
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The Black Cat Plastic Ski ios about as good a ski as any and are about $50 a pair at most any swap meet!
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I am thinking these, will they work? Arctic Cat Panther 440 570 370 Z Pantera Bearcat 340 Snowmobile Plastic Skis | eBay
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I live in a town of about 25,000, so there isn't much for snowmobile shops, let alone swap meets. The dealer we do have has a pair of metal skis and he wants $75 for them, I would rather get a pair of decent plastic ones on ebay for the same price and wait for them.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yep, them's the ones you want!
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Thats what I thought. They look lots more durable too.
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Im not a big fan of the blow mold skis! The solid plastic with the sadles are better!
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Well thats what broke on my other one. The handle bolt had a small crack above it, and it finnaly just broke through, and the tips both broke off, so my handles were useless anyway. The blowmold ones seem like they wouldn't break as easy.
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So this is what happend. The previous owner fixed the handle on the one ski, and the other broke when I was riding it.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:40 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I'd say fix em or have the fixed. But....... Looks like they have been sitting in the sun and are oxidized and brittle. Might be time for a new pair. Hate to have one snap in half at speed
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Re: 95' Cougar Skis

I had Camoplast skis on my'97 Cougar and they were a huge improvement over the stock metal skis and are plenty durable. Yes there are better skis out there, but not for anything close to the same price unless you buy used.
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