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granite_grrl


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We're looking at getting show shoes for xmas for ice climbing approaches. I was going to try to get a women's snowshoe for myself, but does it make that much of a difference? The biggest difference is the shoe width, right? Or are there other things too? In some brands there's a noticeable width difference, in others they're almost the same as then men's (but come is girlier colours).


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Differences depend on the brand. With tubbs (whom i'm not a huge fan of period) there's really not much of a difference either than a shrink and pink.

I've got a pair of Atlas Elektra's 1225's, and atlas makes women's models with a tapered back because women walk slightly more duck foot than men, so a narrower tail prevents stepping on the tail or walking akwardly to prevent that.

The 12 series have climb bars, which rock.




you can see the tubbs aren't that narrow in back


I get people returning broken tubbs a few times a week with broken bits and pieces. Have never seen a pair of atlases come back except when someone ran over them with their truck.


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Yes, I was looking at the Atlases vs a brand made in Canada.
http://www.rei.com/product/759840
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http://www.mec.ca/...;bmUID=1228150706936
The Women's GVs were a little narrow compared to the Men's but not like the difference between the men's and woman's Atlas shoes.

Biner, you like the Atlas? What would be the difference between to 1027 Plus and the 12 series? The 1027 Plus looks the same as the 1127. Is this correct or is REI fooling me with the wrong photo?

Good to know you approve of the Atlas geometry in general and find that the width between brands does make a difference. So people actually break them because they're not narrow enough? Or is it because of other problems?


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granite_grrl wrote:
Yes, I was looking at the Atlases vs a brand made in Canada.
http://www.rei.com/product/759840
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http://www.mec.ca/...;bmUID=1228150706936
The Women's GVs were a little narrow compared to the Men's but not like the difference between the men's and woman's Atlas shoes.

Biner, you like the Atlas? What would be the difference between to 1027 Plus and the 12 series? The 1027 Plus looks the same as the 1127. Is this correct or is REI fooling me with the wrong photo?

Good to know you approve of the Atlas geometry in general and find that the width between brands does make a difference. So people actually break them because they're not narrow enough? Or is it because of other problems?

i have the 10 series. i think the only difference is a lift bar in the 12's. this helps in steep terrain.

the only other snowshoes that i would recommend is the msr. we rent them out at the ski hill. great for steep terrain, nice binding system most snowboarders i know user them for accessing the backcountry. they are a bit more pricey than the atlas


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I guess that's why I'm looking at these Atlas 10 Plus series from REI. In their photo they have heel lifters. In fact, they look just like the 11 series I was looking at at MEC.

REI - Atlas 1027 Elektra Plus Snowshoes - '07 Women's:

http://www.rei.com/product/759840

MEC - Atlas 1127 Snowshoes (Women's):

http://www.mec.ca/...;bmUID=1228161163709

That's why I'm wondering if they might have screwed up the photo or something on the REI site. For $100 less than at MEC (ignoring exchange rates) its a pretty darn good deal.


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granite_grrl wrote:
I guess that's why I'm looking at these Atlas 10 Plus series from REI. In their photo they have heel lifters. In fact, they look just like the 11 series I was looking at at MEC.

REI - Atlas 1027 Elektra Plus Snowshoes - '07 Women's:
[image]http://media.rei.com/media/n/1193228.jpg[/image]
http://www.rei.com/product/759840

MEC - Atlas 1127 Snowshoes (Women's):
[image]http://images.mec.ca/media/Images/Products/Snowsports/5017084_v1_m56577569830748023.jpg[/image]
http://www.mec.ca/...;bmUID=1228161163709

That's why I'm wondering if they might have screwed up the photo or something on the REI site. For $100 less than at MEC (ignoring exchange rates) its a pretty darn good deal.

could be closeouts. sometimes rei does funny pricing. i have the older 10's that didn't come with the lift. i got mine for a steal at rei too!! that was 2 xmas's ago


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they added the heel lift to the ten series last season.

the decking material is MUCH burlier on the 12, the binding much more padded and comfortable with freeze proof straps, and the crampons are insane! real squirell stompers.

i'll try and take a picture of mine, need to go dig them out anyway!


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also, the metal frame is tapered instead of tubular, which makes the frame stronger.

all atlas crampons are stainless steel, whereas only the tubbs mnteering models have stainless.


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carabiner96 wrote:
t real squirell stompers.

worthless without pics!!!!


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yo, GG, your problem is that for some reason you think you want to walk on snow.

that is cold, silly woman.

carry on.


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clausti wrote:
yo, GG, your problem is that for some reason you think you want to walk on snow.

that is cold, silly woman.

carry on.
Actually she wants to climb on ice. But that damn snow keeps getting in the way.

Also, slogging through or across snow is definitely not a cold activity.


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Ahem.

Pardon me for asking, but what are you and Macherry doing in the ladies room?

It's a bit like entering the ladies washroom and finding 2 men in there. Though that incident only happened 1-3 times when I was younger then I realized I'd entered the Gents washroom by mistake.

I thought the ladies room meant no men allowed Wink


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rockie wrote:
Ahem.

Pardon me for asking, but what are you and Macherry doing in the ladies room?

It's a bit like entering the ladies washroom and finding 2 men in there. Though that incident only happened 1-3 times when I was younger then I realized I'd entered the Gents washroom by mistake.

I thought the ladies room meant no men allowed Wink
Awkward........
Unimpressed

And no, it does not mean that men aren't allowed. What a silly notion that would be. Mr. Monkey was just tossing a joke back to a mutual friend who had just tossed a joke to me....all on topic I might add (kinda).

BTW - I still haven't gotten my answer from Biner about the stepping on them because they're not narrow enough, destroying them, or if they got destroyed for other reasons.


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rockie wrote:
Ahem.

Pardon me for asking, but what are you and Macherry doing in the ladies room?

It's a bit like entering the ladies washroom and finding 2 men in there. Though that incident only happened 1-3 times when I was younger then I realized I'd entered the Gents washroom by mistake.

I thought the ladies room meant no men allowed Wink

go read the ladies room private club thread, you know, right after you stfu.


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rockie wrote:
Ahem.

Pardon me for asking, but what are you and Macherry doing in the ladies room?

It's a bit like entering the ladies washroom and finding 2 men in there. Though that incident only happened 1-3 times when I was younger then I realized I'd entered the Gents washroom by mistake.

I thought the ladies room meant no men allowed Wink

well, not that it matters, but the last time i checked.........I was a woman!!!!!!!!!!

men are allowed in the ladies room too!!!!


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macherry wrote:
rockie wrote:
Ahem.

Pardon me for asking, but what are you and Macherry doing in the ladies room?

It's a bit like entering the ladies washroom and finding 2 men in there. Though that incident only happened 1-3 times when I was younger then I realized I'd entered the Gents washroom by mistake.

I thought the ladies room meant no men allowed Wink

well, not that it matters, but the last time i checked.........I was a woman!!!!!!!!!!

men are allowed in the ladies room too!!!!

see, if here, i said, might want to check again!, would you modz me?


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clausti wrote:
macherry wrote:
rockie wrote:
Ahem.

Pardon me for asking, but what are you and Macherry doing in the ladies room?

It's a bit like entering the ladies washroom and finding 2 men in there. Though that incident only happened 1-3 times when I was younger then I realized I'd entered the Gents washroom by mistake.

I thought the ladies room meant no men allowed Wink

well, not that it matters, but the last time i checked.........I was a woman!!!!!!!!!!

men are allowed in the ladies room too!!!!

see, if here, i said, might want to check again!, would you modz me?

interesting question. since this thread is a discussion about snowshoes and rockie did step in with a stupid question, i would probably let it slide. i've got a pretty thick skin and if a regular user said it, i would take it as a friendly joke.

it would be different if the thread was of a serious nature and and a user came in and insulted other users, just for the sake of being an ass.

it's all about context.


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granite_grrl wrote:

BTW - I still haven't gotten my answer from Biner about the stepping on them because they're not narrow enough, destroying them, or if they got destroyed for other reasons.

the squirells or the tails???

I'm not sure that stepping on your tails will lead to ultimate destruction, it's just awkward and will trip you...it's lie stepping on your shoelaces.

Tubbs get destroyed pretty easily, their weakspot is the bolt that holds the binding to the shoe.


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macherry wrote:
rockie wrote:
Ahem.

Pardon me for asking, but what are you and Macherry doing in the ladies room?

It's a bit like entering the ladies washroom and finding 2 men in there. Though that incident only happened 1-3 times when I was younger then I realized I'd entered the Gents washroom by mistake.

I thought the ladies room meant no men allowed Wink

well, not that it matters, but the last time i checked.........I was a woman!!!!!!!!!!



Even so, you still probably have a bigger set than most guys on here. Is this going to make wrestling at Festivus this year uncomfortable?


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wjca wrote:
macherry wrote:
rockie wrote:
Ahem.

Pardon me for asking, but what are you and Macherry doing in the ladies room?

It's a bit like entering the ladies washroom and finding 2 men in there. Though that incident only happened 1-3 times when I was younger then I realized I'd entered the Gents washroom by mistake.

I thought the ladies room meant no men allowed Wink

well, not that it matters, but the last time i checked.........I was a woman!!!!!!!!!!



Even so, you still probably have a bigger set than most guys on here. Is this going to make wrestling at Festivus this year uncomfortable?

bring it on bubba!!!!


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macherry wrote:
rockie wrote:
Ahem.

Pardon me for asking, but what are you and Macherry doing in the ladies room?

It's a bit like entering the ladies washroom and finding 2 men in there. Though that incident only happened 1-3 times when I was younger then I realized I'd entered the Gents washroom by mistake.

I thought the ladies room meant no men allowed Wink

well, not that it matters, but the last time i checked.........I was a woman!!!!!!!!!!

men are allowed in the ladies room too!!!!
Banz him Modcherry!!!!!

That was slander if I ever saw it!!


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So.......



Snowshoes. I hate breaking trail through waste deep snow! Knee deep isn't bad, but waste deep just kills me.


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chossmonkey wrote:
macherry wrote:
rockie wrote:
Ahem.

Pardon me for asking, but what are you and Macherry doing in the ladies room?

It's a bit like entering the ladies washroom and finding 2 men in there. Though that incident only happened 1-3 times when I was younger then I realized I'd entered the Gents washroom by mistake.

I thought the ladies room meant no men allowed Wink

well, not that it matters, but the last time i checked.........I was a woman!!!!!!!!!!

men are allowed in the ladies room too!!!!
Banz him Modcherry!!!!!

That was slander if I ever saw it!!

okay, i thought rockie was a female


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Rockie is a female, I think. Shocked


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Rockie is a female, I think. Shocked

Ahem. There's nothing hanging between my legs, at least there wasn't the last time I looked.

Snow shoes, yes I may buy a pair, or I may hire again from MEC on a pay as you go basis as for last year.

Prefer the Atlas ones to the MSR but that's just me. I know a lot of people seem to like MSR.


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