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Offline genzer

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Bearpaw question
« on: January 22, 2020, 08:07:52 am »
I currently have 12x30 bear paws traditional, and wondering if going to 14x33 BPs traditional, would make a noticeable difference? I'm 5'9 205#

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Re: Bearpaw question
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2020, 09:31:51 am »
It increases your surface area by 25% which is a lot.  We have those sizes and the larger shoes float better no question.

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Re: Bearpaw question
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2020, 10:15:05 pm »
At 205#....larger will work much much better. 12x30 is rated for smaller women/youth. 16" wide likely better choice even over 14
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Re: Bearpaw question
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2020, 06:38:45 am »
Thanks, good article.

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Re: Bearpaw question
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2020, 10:28:36 am »

I have a pair of 16" X 30" Fabers' I bought from Harlan (remember Harlan) and they've been my go to's ever since, decent floatation and they lay down a good float for hauling the komatik plus they work well in tight bush. I also have a pair of 14" X 48" Huron's that work very well in open country.

The only thing that could improve the bear paws would be a tighter weave and if/when I need to re-lace that will happen.

Was finally out on "shoes" last Sunday, more for traction than floatation (8" to 10") but good to lay down a trail.  A hard packed trail becomes a wildlife freeway.

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