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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-07-2009, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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Snowshoes

Wanted to ask someone who uses snowshoes here what type do you recommend for Pa terrain I like the look of the traditional alaskan style but want function over looks the new aluminum style have cleats to bite into ice so I was thinking maybe that route any help would be appreciated thanks

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-07-2009, 06:09 PM
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Re: Snowshoes

I have the alum ones, and they work ok for me, no experience with tradtional..
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I have 2 pair of aluminum and have put some serious milage on them without any problems.

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Tubbs, choose a model that suits your style of use.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-08-2009, 12:41 AM
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The MSR line of snowshoes are very good. I have the MSR Denali Ascents. They take an absolute beating and keep on going.
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Re: Snowshoes

Thanks for info I really like the look of traditional shoes But want some teeth and I feel the modern ones are more maneuverable for Pa woods

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Re: Snowshoes

With the Ascents they have a "heal lifter" device that can be used when climbing steep hills. It raises you heal up a couple inches and reduces the stress on your calf muscles. I wasn't sure about it at first but after using it... it's a god send. Hard to explain but excellent to have.
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