Re: Snow Shoes?
I've been using Tubbs for 20+ years(model unknown). The long aluminum cleats on the bottom serve you pretty well in hilly terrain. Snowshoes rarely keep you on top of the snow, they just prevent you from going as deep as you would without them. Without cleats when sidehilling or going downhill the shoe will slide sideways or forward under the snow (just like a shovel) filling the top of the shoe. This gets tiring real fast if the snow is wet.
For woods manuevering you don't want long, also, I don't like real wide as it is very awkward for any length of time, real long or wide you constantly step on top of the other one trying to bring your legs together when turning. Something that provides a stance as close to natural will feel the best.
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