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02-11-2014 02:39 AM
JibWood
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Originally Posted by Bamfboardman View Post
Because I'm cheap.
First off, the link you posted has some dude with some half-ass tribal tattoo selling floaty devices that I would not dare float a can of beer on in a pool for fear of it failing, thus my beer loosing it's life.

Seriously, it's cheap for a reason-because it doesn't work properly-end of story

If money is an issue, go to Second Tracks on 3300 South or better yet, go to the university of utah's recreation center and rent a pair of legit shoes for $3 a day. And stay the fuck out of the b/c this entire week!
02-03-2014 11:25 PM
aiidoneus For proper mountain travel with snow shoes you actually want real snow shoes. Like these: MSR Lightning Ascent 30 Snowshoes (Men's) - Mountain Equipment Co-op. Free Shipping Available

Even normal snow shoes are not great. Anything off camber is a nightmare. Hiking up steeper stuff sucks. The small crampon at your toe is all that digs in.

Float is only a small part of it. If you are climbing up anything even moderately steep even only steep for 5-6 feet of height sucks.

These look like they would be terrible. Snow shoes are pretty darn light anyway, being inflatable is not a big deal. Not to mention who wants to try and blow them up in cold weather. Those foot straps also look cheap.

I'd say don't do it. But what the hell do I know. I only spend every weekend in the bc.
02-03-2014 07:49 AM
killclimbz The deal is if you can't spend the money to get the right equipment to go into the backcountry, then you don't get to go into the backcountry. You are already asking all the wrong questions. The reason I haven't posted into this thread until now, is because it is obvious you are not ready. You really need to rethink your priorities. This is not a game for you.
02-02-2014 10:56 AM
Bamfboardman
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Originally Posted by ShredLife View Post
then stay the fuck out of the backcuntry - yous' gonna die.
Oh trusttt me not I know that you shouldn't fuck around with equipment in the backcountry.
02-02-2014 10:50 AM
HurtonBair Exactly. One of the last places you want to cheap out is in avalanche terrain. Actually, decent snowshoes like those plastic MSRs aren't that expensive.
02-02-2014 10:42 AM
ShredLife
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Originally Posted by Bamfboardman View Post
Because I'm cheap.
then stay the fuck out of the backcuntry - yous' gonna die.
02-02-2014 10:40 AM
Bamfboardman
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Originally Posted by ShredLife View Post
inflatable snowshoes as your primary mode of travel have exactly 0 applications to the backcountry. these are not for serious mountain travel. besides being dangerous simply from the risk of puncture and getting stranded, they do not appear to have any heal lifters - which makes them pretty worthless for walking up a slope.

there is no reason to be the guinea pig for an unknown and potentially hazardous product, especially when you don't have bc experience. people die out there.... why the fuck wouldn't you use the very many already proven products like splitboards and msr snowshoes?
Because I'm cheap.
02-02-2014 10:39 AM
ShredLife

somebody needs to shop this with thems a'la weezy dual-boards
02-02-2014 10:29 AM
HurtonBair I wonder if I could walk on water with those. Then I could tell babes my name is Jesus. But I can't really because I can't grow a proper beard. Nevermind.
01-31-2014 09:08 AM
ShredLife
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Originally Posted by slyder View Post
Bamf, BC is out of my knowledge base, but.....

The forum always needs someone to test out this kinda stuff and then give an honest review/critique of the product. If you are serious enough and have the funds why not step out, buy them and use them.
Let others know the good/bad of these. Who knows they may be an awesome product. Advertisements make everything look and work flawlessly in any condition.
inflatable snowshoes as your primary mode of travel have exactly 0 applications to the backcountry. these are not for serious mountain travel. besides being dangerous simply from the risk of puncture and getting stranded, they do not appear to have any heal lifters - which makes them pretty worthless for walking up a slope.

there is no reason to be the guinea pig for an unknown and potentially hazardous product, especially when you don't have bc experience. people die out there.... why the fuck wouldn't you use the very many already proven products like splitboards and msr snowshoes?
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