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Offline jerryswiss

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Detachable Snowshoe Cleats
« on: December 27, 2015, 09:51:30 pm »



HOOP was talking the other day about quick detachable snowshoe cleats. These are not quick, but they are detachable. Made from 1/8" thick aluminum angle material, riveted to a leather base and sewn to the snowshoe with para cord. I think these really only work well if you have a super rigid technical type binding. These are US Army hinge type, circa 1964. This snowshoe, binding, cleat set up works well for climbing steep crusted snow.
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Re: Detachable Snowshoe Cleats
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2015, 11:41:31 pm »
I've thought about this concept for a few years now; a standalone crampon with a snowshoe fixture around it.  hmmmmm.

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Re: Detachable Snowshoe Cleats
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2015, 11:50:00 pm »
Not detachable but....   



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Re: Detachable Snowshoe Cleats
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2015, 10:57:30 am »
Those ones are detachable actually, Canoedog. I detached mine as they were more trouble than they were worth under most conditions.

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Re: Detachable Snowshoe Cleats
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2016, 09:23:01 pm »
Just got back from a day trip with a pair of monoline traditional snowshoes. The fat bikes had packed the trail down pretty hard and a couple of thaws and freezes had the trail very slick. The monolines were sliding around quite a bit, I have the GV ratchet bindings with the crampon toe but it still wasn't enough.

I say these on ebay the other day...http://www.ebay.com/itm/Snowshoe-Crampons-Manufactured-by-Iverson-Snowshoe-Co-for-Gregory-Backpack-/321996116079?hash=item4af876d06f:g:jGMAAOSwFqJWiBog

I figure I could make a pair pretty easy to try them out. Does anyone think they'll work okay without tearing up the monoline?

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Re: Detachable Snowshoe Cleats
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2016, 10:20:41 pm »
Yes, they work I've used similar on raw hide snowshoes while on a mountain accent when younger...: http://www.wintertrekking.com/community/index.php?topic=3786.msg33747#msg33747



« Last Edit: February 13, 2016, 10:47:23 pm by Bioguide »

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Re: Detachable Snowshoe Cleats
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2016, 07:16:29 pm »
I came up with these today, I tried a couple of different styles but ended up cleats made out of 3/4" aluminum angle perpendicular to the shoes. I tried them out in the backyard today and they seemed to work well. I'll have to take them out next weekend for a thorough test.
Here's what I ended up with...



Another style I tried, didn't work quite as well since the weight of the foot isn't squarely on the cleats...