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PostPosted: May 28th, 2020, 10:24 am 
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A good friend is retiring, and obviously there will not be the usual celebration. I asked her husband back in Jan. what she might like that I could give her but he never got back to me. He just sent me an email and said she would like snowshoes or a BBQ! I prefer the Costco snowshoes, but none are to be had right now. I did find a brand new pair of WillLand's (no poles) for $50 (retails for 148 + tax + shipping), which be looks like quite deal (private sale). In an awkward situation here. I have not used or seen these snowshoes- can anyone advise? https://www.willlandoutdoors.com/produc ... wshoes-set

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PostPosted: May 28th, 2020, 12:22 pm 
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Snowshoes are really dependent on travel. If its groomed trails those are fine. If its deep powder you need more surface area.

I have moderns but use traditional now exclusively. I would recommend traditional over modern unless you are in an alpine environment.

I get mine either from https://lureofthenorth.com/ or http://www.snowshoesalesandrepairs.com/?action=products


Bear paw is what I would pick.


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PostPosted: May 28th, 2020, 12:31 pm 
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I concur with gnatwest BUT it does really depend on how they will be used. Most people I see are snowshoeing on trails, and for that the moderns are fine and big traditionals are actually a disadvantage. Most of the packed trails are made by rather narrow modern snowshoes in the first place so they tend to be too narrow for the wider traditionals.

Like gnatwest I use traditionals almost exclusively but spend most of my time breaking trail in deep snow. But most people don't do that. I use moderns in the spring when there is an ice crust, because then the claw is handy and the ice tends to wear out the traditional frames and webbing.

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PostPosted: May 28th, 2020, 12:58 pm 
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My friend is and urbanite, and will not be in deep off trail snow.

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PostPosted: June 1st, 2020, 12:12 pm 
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In that case Im sure they will be fine.


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