The other day I broke a climbing skin tip loop while tossing the skis over a creek. I’m surprised it made it that long, I had to custom make those loops in a Super 8 parking lot two and a half years ago using nothing but a leatherman and a tire iron. The loops that come with the skins are way too small for Caylors. I haven’t thought of a better option so I used the same design again.
Original loop on the left. I used p-cord on the right to get me through another day of skiing. Worked quite well
I beefed it up from 1/16 to 3/32 cable. Measure the loop size you’ll need and swage it together
Slide the new loop in, slide the cover shut and you’re done. I made up a couple of extras to carry with me should I have a break down again
Completed rig on the right, spare on the left. I used to wrap tape on the swage and cable where it contacts the ski, but these days I don’t think I’d notice another scratch
Simple, cheap, easy and strong.