Ida O. Johnsen Snowshoes May 22nd, 2018 - 18:49:55
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.
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If you are into winter outdoor adventures chances are you are either into snowshoeing or have given it some serious thought. It is an ideal way to pass the hours in the great outdoors. However if you are new to snowshoeing you want to be sure you purchase the right equipment. There are many good snow shoes and cleats to choose from and they can be found in various price ranges designed to fit anyones budget. One thing you want to be sure of is that you do invest in quality snowshoes; otherwise you will find it can be very frustrating to use inferior equipment. This is especially important if you are just learning how to snowshoe as there are techniques that go along with it.
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.