i'm thinking about making snowshoes with a plastic base, something for shoulder seasons when you're not sure if you should bring them or not. bringing 4 pounds of snowshoes you don't need sucks, and not bringing them and getting bogged down in snow sucks more.
i'm thinking about getting a 1/4 inch sheet of plastic, and using a router to cut a grid in the bottom (much like yowie snowshoes) and then baking it a little to mold it into a traditional snowshoe shape.
problem is i don't know what kind of plastic to use.
i've written maybe a dozen plastic suppliers, went to all of the plastic suppliers in town, and no one can tell me anything.
i'm thinking an ABS or LDPE, but i really don't know.