And since they are lighter, shouldn't they be less expensive? I always
thought the same thing in women's clothing. Sometimes it seems the
skimpiest wear seems to have the more pricey tags. Go figure.
But a real thing to think about with snowshoes is the use you will put
them to. Notice that you buy some models by the weight of the user. So
what does that mean? I think that at 155 lbs I have to think if I will
be using them with only my winter wear, boots, jacket, etc. that puts
me more like 164lbs, or will I be using them on a heavier day or even
heavier overnight hike with a 10-15 lbs. day or 20-55 lbs overnight
pack. If I was going to be hiking with a 30 lbs. pack I would need
snowshoes designed for a 194 lbs. man wouldn't I? I think it is the
same consideration when choosing backcountry skis isn't it? With
snowshoes and skis (OK cross country split snowboards too) floatation
and anti-sink are effects of weight on top of the devise relative to
square inches of the devise, isn't it?
"Michael Doughty" <woebegone03@h...> wrote:
> > No. But I would be willing to call call tubb's two racing models at
> > nearly a pound lighter snowsandals:
> > http://www.tubbssnowshoes.com/piranha.php
> > Any chance of getting a some of the two racing models for testing
> > time?
> $399.00? That's Pricey!!