I'm very new to this. Today I took my 30 year old Faber ( second class ,and spelled Rebaf, Faber backwards) bearpaw style snowshoes out in 10 inch powder. They sank into the snow and as I lifted my foot, the toe of the snowshoe stuck into the snow ,so I had to force it upwards. I experimented and think that if I raised the snow shoe up before going ahead ,it worked properly. Is this normal? Or should they just come out of the snow with the tips raised? I can't relocate the bindings.
I had to lift my leg at times so that my upper leg was just about horizontal with the ground.
These snowshoes have hung in my garage all this time ,and I'm retired now and want to enjoy them.
Thanks , Neil