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11/2/2012 10:03 AM
 

Thanks Timateo, I'll check out your review. I think I'll take Scott's advice and rent a few different models to try out. I have a buddy who is also looking at a first time snowshoe purchase. We are of similar size and weight so I think we could both rent different shoes and switch off during the day to see which we like better, killing two birds with one stone so to speak.

 
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11/2/2012 10:26 AM
 

justin wrote I think I'll take Scott's advice and rent a few different models to try out.

It's good advice. Snowshoes are one of those things that you can end up saying, "Now I wish I had bought those, instead!" pretty easily. Figuring out which bindings work best for you is as important as anything.

 
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1/6/2013 6:10 AM
 

Anyone still using Sherpa snowshoes ?

Tim

 
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1/6/2013 8:02 AM
 

Yep, Sherpas are still my favorite. I used them just this week in fact. I've switched to 25" instead of 30" like I used to run. I also converted the hooks on the bindings to D-rings.


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1/30/2013 10:20 PM
 

I rented a pair of the Denali Evos to try out as a first time snow shoe and had a pretty good experience. I'm about the build of the OP and was carrying a winter coat and my Tarahumara with a light load. I sunk a fair bit in some of the powder and would honestly like to try out the modular tails. On the other hand, they were nimble enough that I was able to run, which was an...interesting experience.

That said, I did take one tumble when I tackled a fairly steep downhill incline. It was cold and wet and I don't think I'll do it again until I know what I'm doing a bit better. :)

 
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