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Old November 11th, 2008, 07:38 PM   #1
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I am thinking about getting some snowshoes (aluminium, not the big fancy wood ones). I know NOTHING about them, but am curious if anyone on here does... any brands i should look for? Boots with them? I like to run in the summer, and thought this would be a fun way to stay in running shape over the winter... there are some local trails near me that i could go on.

i would like to get something that i can 'jog' in a bit... but don't know if there is different types of shoes etc, and don't relly know where to start
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Old November 11th, 2008, 08:47 PM   #2
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Ive used about 15-20 different types of showshoes, and in MI I much prefer big rawhide/wood "bear paw" showshoes to the aluminum ones. Alum ones are great where you are going up and down a lot of elevation and dont need quite as much float, whereas in MI Im mainly on float ground, and want as much flat as I can get (rabbit hunting). I cannot get enough float with the alum ones to make them worth while. I have a nice pair that are ~4' long and only ~14" wide. Ive never seen another pair like them, but the are my favorites.
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Old November 12th, 2008, 12:40 AM   #3
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I have these Atlas 12 series and LOVE them. The one pull binding kicks ass and the suspension technology keeps them from flapping and clanking as much.

The lady friend has these MSRs and is pleased with hers. A lot of hardkore snowshoers I'm told like the MSRs because of the 360* crampons for ice.

But our snowshoeing was done on real mountains in the PNW , so I'm sure FF has a very valid point for flat MI terrain...
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