I'm using mohair climbing skins right now but I've heard of other materials. What others are there and how do they compare to mohair?

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Mohair is lighter and glides better than nylon, but does not grip the snow as well going uphill as nylon does.

I have used rubber skins before, which will really climb steep stuff, won't glide very well at all, and weigh a ton.

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