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Jimmy Legs and Little d
11-19-2007, 09:30 PM
I'm in need of a new pair of snow shoes for hiking in the White Mountains.
The features I prefer are: stainless steel crampons, rachet type bindings with the pivot type suspension. I've searched the web and have found that I would have to proably have to relinquish at least one of these features. Which binding is best; the one that "kicks" up the snow or the one that drags on the ground? I'm leaning towards the Cabelas Outfitter Pro snowshoes which are made by Atlas. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Jimmy Legs and Little d
12-02-2007, 01:58 PM
I found a deal with EMS on a pair of Tubbs Mountaineer 30 snowshoes. Their regular price was $269; I got them for $219 plus reduced shipping (because of size of the package) and $40 in EMS coupons along with a coupon for a free head lamp and HIGH GEAR Adventure Plus. The only thing I relinquished on was the racheting bindings but the "Active fit plus" bindings seem easy to use.

Brad
12-02-2007, 04:09 PM
Let us know how they work out.

spyboy
12-02-2007, 04:22 PM
I have a pair of Atlas snowshoes I got off Craigslist a few years ago, for about $50. They were in really good shape, just the paint was a little scraped from rocks and stuff, but who cares :)

But, if you're going to do a lot of snowshoeing, maybe new is the way to go, so you know it's warrantied and whatnot.

I haven't used mine much, but plan to give it another go this winter.

Kirk

Charlie
12-02-2007, 06:45 PM
i use a plywood cut out of a big foot ,so it will keep people thinking a little :D

kaseri
12-02-2007, 08:11 PM
Crescent Moon Snowshoes have the best binding system out there.

http://www.crescentmoonsnowshoes.com

spyboy
12-02-2007, 10:13 PM
Make sure you glue some animal hair to the shoes and also drop a few wisps here and there.

Hey it worked in Oregon, we need to create some cryptozoology on Mt Washington!


i use a plywood cut out of a big foot ,so it will keep people thinking a little :D

Jimmy Legs and Little d
12-03-2007, 06:59 AM
All you do to cinch up the bindings on the Tubbs Mountaineer 30 is to pull back and down for a nice snug fit. To release you pull on a loop on top of the bindings and your out. Let's hope for lots of snow this winter so we all can get out on the trails.

Charlie
12-03-2007, 07:11 PM
Make sure you glue some animal hair to the shoes and also drop a few wisps here and there.

Hey it worked in Oregon, we need to create some cryptozoology on Mt Washington!


i will use 4 toes on each foot and then it can be the east big foot :D

Steve M
12-03-2007, 08:13 PM
All you do to cinch up the bindings on the Tubbs Mountaineer 30 is to pull back and down for a nice snug fit. To release you pull on a loop on top of the bindings and your out. Let's hope for lots of snow this winter so we all can get out on the trails.
You all should have an annual snowshoe race up there. You could make it a 5k or something.:)

Mike D
12-03-2007, 09:43 PM
Cryptozoology! Sounds like The DaVinci Code with handpuppets.

mk10
12-05-2007, 12:46 PM
Crescent Moon Snowshoes have the best binding system out there.

http://www.crescentmoonsnowshoes.com
Yes, the crescent moon bindings are indeed nice. I can put my snowshoes on one-handed, standing one-legged on fairly steep slopes.

The only thing that I don't like about the crescent moons is their colors. I'd prefer a much more conservative black and gray (I have the 2006/2007 gold 9's in red, white, and blue). I do get a lot of "cool snowshoes" compliments from other hikers though, so maybe I shouldn't complain.

kaseri
12-05-2007, 01:49 PM
I've been using the Crescent Moon Gold 10's for a couple of years now. I have yet to find a better binding system and reasonably light for the size.