Re: EDIT: Owner Review: Atlas Snowshoes - 12 Series Mike Helminger
- Sorry about the delay Roger. My life has been a little scrambled at
the moment since I'm dealing with a knee injury and everything seems
to be out of whack. I will revise this report later tonight/tomorrow
and repost accordingly.
--- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "Roger Caffin"
> EDIT: Owner Review: Atlas Snowshoes - 12 Series Mike Helmingersnowshoes
> Hi Mike
> An interesting Owner Review (I'm interested in buying some
> There is a lot of good stuff here, but we do have two two major
>running 'shootouts' between
> You emphasise comparisons a lot. We try to avoid
> two brands, focusing instead on reviewing just the brand/model inhand. On
> the other hand, when someone has a lot of experience with manybrands, it is
> OK to compare the brand being reviewed with 'the market'. I am notsaying
> that you have too much shootout here, but it is getting a littlebit close.
> It would be different if you had had lots of experience withseveral other
> brands, but I gather this is not really so.long term
> The other problem is the very limited amount of time spent on these
> snowshoes - only about 10 hours. This means you cannot present any
> experience about reliability. Other snowshoe reviews we carry havecovered
> at least a full hard season of use. For users who might want touse the
> shoes on a trip lasting a week or two, this is a seriousdeficiency. It has
> caused some discussion among the editors as to whether it isacceptable -
> hence the delay in reply.have only
> What to do? At the least, you must make it very clear that you
> limited experience with both this brand and with the other brands,and that
> 'this is how it seemed to me' or similar. However, I do NOT thinkyou should
> remove the comparisons: that would remove a lot of the value whichyou are
> bringing. If you can enhance the review a little more it wouldhelp.
> There are also some small detail edits to be looked after, as
>channel and put
> When you have attended to all this could you REPOST on this
> the full html version in the Tests/Owner Reviews folder please. Wedo need
> to check that out as well.hard life, I
> Roger Caffin
> BGT OR Editor
> > Height: 6'0"
> EDIT: 6' 0" (space)
> > Weight: 180 lbs (82 kg)
> EDIT: 180 lb (no s)
> > Reviewer's Background:
> > I moved to Washington State in January, 2004. Since then, I've
> EDIT: the limit for this section is 100 words. You have 114. A
> know, but I would be hauled up by the powers that be if I let itthrough.
> > Listed Weight: 4 lbs 4 oz (1.9 kg)
> > Weight as Purchased: 4lbs 7 oz (2.0 kg)
> EDIT: lb (no s)
> > This report is based on five uses of the Atlas 1225 Snowshoe.
> EDIT: you must include more information about how much use this
> I understand that you have only had about 10 hours total. That isvery
> short.should add an
> > above average and the float is acceptable.
> EDIT: I am left wondering what you mean by 'acceptable'. You
> explanation covering snow depth and snow types.were
> > The narrow width allows me to take a normal stride, even if I
> > to walk duck-footed.this
> EDIT: ah - I got slightly lost here. Could you explain please what
> means? I understand 'duck-footed', but not what you are implying.that the
> > major manufacturers including Atlas, Tubs, MSR, Redfeather,
> EDIT: Tubbs
> > And for coming down the mountain,
> > these shoes are a blast. The traction is such that if desired,
> > glissading is quite easy - a feature that is not only fun, but
> > saves time and energy.
> EDIT: you also need to add a bit here. You seem to be implying
> traction is not that great. Does this mean you can come down hillsslowly as
> well, or is it usually a bit of a slide?consider
> > Durability: Through my limited use, I have found no wear on the
> Edit: skip comma. The 'limited' bit must be emphasised. You might
> rephrasing too - 'With my limited use I have ...' perhaps.
> > 25" x 8" x 4" +/- (63 cm x 20 cm x 10 cm) (LxWxH).
> EDIT: what do you mean by the '+/-' here? Maybe best to omit?