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Back Country Skiing Discussion / Re: waxing Hoks
« Last post by Snow Treader on Today at 12:34:47 AM »
I'm very interested in Hoks and their counterparts Black Diamond 'Glidelites'.  I did find some info at the Altai Ski website that maybe helpful:  :  Mostly the Hoks are fine to use as is. Conditions where you might have clumping or icing are the same as with all skis – new snow warming right around freezing. The best is to wax if you anticipate this being the case – i.e. before you are out there and the problem occurs. Our in shop treatment is to use Silicone spray from Napa auto parts. Spray the whole ski (base and skin), rubbing the silicone in side to side (NOT up and down). Let them sit until dry (maybe 30 min or less) then use. Swix F4 paste wax works well too, and is available through our website.  Hope this is helpful.

General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Leaving friday on four day snowmobile trip
« Last post by brianw on February 15, 2019, 03:19:42 PM »
Have fun, Hutchy.

Looking forward to a great trip report when you get back.


Classifieds / Re: Empire Canvas Permafrost Parka/fur collar - White - As New
« Last post by FlyfisherBob on February 15, 2019, 12:24:06 PM »
Pm sent this morning.
Snowshoeing Discussion / Re: Disintegration of my Atlas snowshoe bindings
« Last post by snapper on February 15, 2019, 11:14:33 AM »
I had a similar experience with my snowshoes in that both the binding broke after many years and the company told me that only they could repair them at $75.00 plus shipping.  Long story short, I cannibalized some shoes I had and made "new" bindings for my shoes.

Just recently I was watching a YouTube video of Shug (of hammocking fame) talking about his snowshoes.  He showed the new bindings he'd put on them and I realized right away that they're very similar to the ratchet bindings that are typically found on Hok skis.  The beauty in them is that they appear to be very easy to attach to most snowshoes.  If you're interested, here's the link to the video:

Just a heads up, the binding website is in both French & English so you'll need to pick what works best for you.

That's all for now.  Take care and until next well.

Snowshoeing Discussion / Re: Disintegration of my Atlas snowshoe bindings
« Last post by dks on February 15, 2019, 08:58:26 AM »
I loved my Salomon snowshoes, but, the plastic bindings cracked/broke last year. Yes, I did not even consider replacing them (if possible) since much of what is manufactured these days is not worth fixing. I love to fix it if possible, but, since the snowshoes are not even listed anymore I figured time to try another brand.
Classifieds / Re: Empire Canvas Permafrost Parka/fur collar - White - As New
« Last post by FlyfisherBob on February 14, 2019, 07:14:16 PM »
Will take a photo tomorrow.
Thanks, It needs a good home and be used.
Winter Camping Clothing / Re: To Fly or Not To Fly That is the Question!!!
« Last post by Caribou on February 14, 2019, 06:42:16 PM »
One of my favourite wool pants is a pair of used german military pants; very thick wool, lots of deep pockets, but......the fly is button-up, if you're lucky enough to unbutton it with cold fingers you'll never button it up again, never mind the long johns beneath!! Seriously considering a zipper installation....

I took Scoutergriz's advice and took my German wool pants into a local tailor to have the buttons replaced with a zipper. Picked them up today, $17 including tax and they did a great job! I'm currently sitting on the couch with them on and my wife's looking at me funny, maybe not the smartest clothing choice for Valentines day :)
Snowshoeing Discussion / Re: Disintegration of my Atlas snowshoe bindings
« Last post by Stonehouse on February 14, 2019, 02:31:39 PM »
I know I'm reviving an old thread, but I think it's worth another post because it might inform other forum members. Same thing happened to me. I put away my 90s vintage Atlas snowshoes last winter with the bindings fully functional and crack-free. When I went to get them out of the barn this year, one binding was completely cracked to the point of being useless. If you poke around online, you'll find it's a somewhat common occurrence. It has to be some sort of design flaw in the bindings, most likely the degradation of the plastic itself due to age and cold temps. I'm glad it happened in the barn: finding them that way did not inspire confidence in their reliability.

You CANNOT order replacement bindings from Atlas. The only option if you want to stick with factory parts is to send in your snowshoes to for repair. I've heard they do good work, but at $75 plus shipping both ways, it's not cheap.

What did you end up doing with yours Eric? I decided to sink that repair money into a pair of traditional shoes. If I can fab up parts to replace the broken ones, my 90s-era Atlas 1033s will become backups. Alternately, if anyone has suggestions for bindings that would work with older Atlas shoes, I'm all ears.

[Btw, first post from a long-timer lurker. Thanks Hoop for opening the door to me!--love this community, I learn something new each visit, and I'm having a more fun in my first season of hot tenting than I ever did mountaineering and cold tenting. Kudos!]

Classifieds / Re: Empire Canvas Permafrost Parka/fur collar - White - As New
« Last post by rbinhood on February 14, 2019, 10:07:32 AM »
Interested. Any chance you could PM me with a picture of it? Thanks.
General Winter Camping Discussion / Leaving friday on four day snowmobile trip
« Last post by Hutchy on February 13, 2019, 06:28:18 PM »
Geared up and ready. Leaving Friday morning for a 1000 km snowmobile trip around Algonquin park on the OFSC trails. Should be a good trip. I was going to go last weekend, but the trails ended up being terrible thanks to a Wed/Thursday downpour last week. Glad I waited with all this fresh snow. The trip should be four days and 3 nights in the tent. Never done a multi day trip on the sled before. We will see how it goes.

Family day weekend so trails might be busy, but I guarantee I will have the nights to myself haha.
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