Mie J. Damgaard Snowshoes May 24th, 2018 - 16:42:03
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Most snowshoes today are made of lightweight materials like aluminum so finding lightweight snowshoes should not be difficult. Steel toe claws are an absolute necessity for going up or down hills. Poles are more of a personal preference. Some snowshoe kits come with poles. However if you have to buy poles separately you might want to wait and see if you really need them. If you or your children have difficulty with balance or coordination then poles are a good idea otherwise poles are probably not necessary. One last aspect to consider is the size of the snowshoe. Basically the area of one snowshoe in square inches should equal your weight in pounds. Your weight includes you and the all the gear or equipment you will be wearing or carrying.
But presently they are generally used for recreational sports. Snowshoes are divided into three types: aerobic recreational and mountaineering. Backpacking or hiking snowshoes recreational snowshoes and running or aerobic fitness snowshoes are the more popular snowshoes available on the market. Snowshoe size is specified by the body weight and the type of activities one plans to do. The Outdoor Industry Foundation reported that in 2004 nearly 4.7 million Americans went snowshoeing. Snowshoeing at present is acknowledged as one of the fastest growing winter recreational sports next to skiing so snowboarding snowshoe sale has doubled in recent year.
Modern snowshoes usually have an aluminum or stainless steel frame and neoprene/nylon or polypropylene decking; the toe is generally tilted upward to allow for easier maneuverability. In order to work as intended snowshoes must not be allowed to accumulate snow on the tops. This is usually prevented by use of a latticework which allows any snow to fall through the snowshoe. Some snowshoes use no latticework having a solid plastic decking; however these models do not appear to have a problem with accumulated snow. If they did they would not be as popular as they are. Many modern snowshoes also incorporate crampons which are essentially spikes that protrude from the bottoms of the shoes. Crampons help with mountaineering and glacier travel providing additional traction in snow and ice.