WTB: 30" Snow shoes with Televator
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Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
WTB: 30" Snow shoes with Televator on 03/24/2013 20:01:34 MDT Print View

Hi folks,

Looking for a pair of snow shoes with Televator and aggressive crampons.

Cheers,

Stephen

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: WTB: 30" Snow shoes with Televator on 03/24/2013 20:18:32 MDT Print View

HAHA! :)

Yeah, free bump for Stephen!

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: WTB: 30" Snow shoes with Televator on 03/25/2013 04:44:54 MDT Print View

Thanks Travis,

Those 30$ Meijer snow shoes I was using on our trip where utter rubbish.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Re: WTB: 30" Snow shoes with Televator on 03/26/2013 12:08:09 MDT Print View

bump

Rick M
(rmjapan) - F

Locale: London, UK
Re: Re: Re: Re: WTB: 30" Snow shoes with Televator on 03/26/2013 19:29:24 MDT Print View

Just a heads up that Sierra Trading post has some pretty good deals on the Atlas 12 series and Aspect along with the Tubbs Xpedition and Flex TRK models today. All these have heel lifts too.

Use code #PWX8002Z for an extra 30% off and a $20 e-deals coupon.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: WTB: 30" Snow shoes with Televator on 03/26/2013 20:27:40 MDT Print View

Good man Rick, will check those out.

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: WTB: 30" Snow shoes with Televator on 03/26/2013 20:49:26 MDT Print View

Amazon has MSR Lightning Ascent 25's for $135 and 30's for $150 http://amzn.to/YSKhyK

Also Lightning Axis 25's for $120 http://amzn.to/Xb2VaS
Photo shows televators but text description does not mention them

I have not used Axis 12's but my companion on a 3 day Porkies trip a year ago used them and had troubles with the binding straps slipping due to ice accumulation starting day 2 and worsening on day 3. Conditions were day 1 high 20's temp, day 2 temp 20 to high 20's, day 3 temp 10 to mid 20's. Snow depths were possibly similar to what Stephen experienced last weekend, up to 40" and fluffy. Our feet were buried in snow that spilled in on top of the snowshoes on every step (except when we were within a mile or two of park HQ and the trail was well used).

Edited by jcolten on 03/26/2013 20:49:59 MDT.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: WTB: 30" Snow shoes with Televator on 03/27/2013 08:04:14 MDT Print View

Thanks very much Jim, I just ordered Lighning Ascents
:-)

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: WTB: 30" Snow shoes with Televator on 03/27/2013 08:06:07 MDT Print View

Good man, Stephen.

So when is the next snowshoeing trip? :)

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Re: Re: WTB: 30" Snow shoes with Televator on 03/27/2013 08:07:53 MDT Print View

Hi Travis,

Next winter by the look of the snow melt down here :-)

I am off on a trip on Fridya night but they will hardly be needed

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: WTB: 30" Snow shoes with Televator on 03/30/2013 20:51:40 MDT Print View

The Lightning ascents arrived today, a cracking deal for 150$

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: WTB: 30" Snow shoes with Televator on 03/30/2013 22:45:12 MDT Print View

How'd your trip go? Any snow?

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: WTB: 30" Snow shoes with Televator on 03/31/2013 06:36:05 MDT Print View

Trip was fine until I took a face plant on some black ice and got a nice lump on my eye brow, ended up
Wearing micro spikes most of yesterday.

There was still about 8-10 inches of snow in most spots, nothing like last weeks trip.

Rick M
(rmjapan) - F

Locale: London, UK
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: WTB: 30" Snow shoes with Televator on 03/31/2013 07:07:49 MDT Print View

"The Lightning ascents arrived today, a cracking deal for 150$"

Ouch! Looks like Amazon has the 30" yellow for $120 and the 25" for $108 now.

Edited by rmjapan on 03/31/2013 07:14:59 MDT.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: WTB: 30" Snow shoes with Televator on 03/31/2013 09:17:49 MDT Print View

It was Amazon I got them from.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: WTB: 30" Snow shoes with Televator on 03/31/2013 09:20:35 MDT Print View

I see them now at 194$

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: WTB: 30" Snow shoes with Televator on 03/31/2013 11:24:18 MDT Print View

Hi Rick,

Could you post the Amazon link to the 120$ pair.

Cheers,

Stephen

Here There
(cowexnihilo) - MLife
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: WTB: 30" Snow shoes with Televator on 03/31/2013 15:26:48 MDT Print View

Hi Stephen,

Here's the link:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008RI6ZWY/

I've been debating picking up a pair of these for a while but at that price I couldn't resist.

-David

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: WTB: 30" Snow shoes with Televator on 03/31/2013 15:44:20 MDT Print View

Thanks David,

I had purchased mine from Jims link, I will contact Amazon and see if they will refund me the differnce.

Cheers,

Edited by stephenm on 03/31/2013 15:49:28 MDT.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: WTB: 30" Snow shoes with Televator on 04/01/2013 12:54:57 MDT Print View

I contacted Amazon and the are going to refund the 30$.

Happy days

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: WTB: 30" Snow shoes with Televator on 04/01/2013 13:07:37 MDT Print View

Well done!

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: WTB: 30" Snow shoes with Televator on 04/01/2013 13:19:22 MDT Print View

Asa small victory my freind :-)

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: WTB: 30" Snow shoes with Televator on 04/01/2013 16:45:24 MDT Print View

Stephen, you got a real bargain! I'm finding it hard to resist picking those up.

I'm curious about the purchase though. I'm assuming this grew out of the experience you hinted at with low cost shoes on the recent Pictured Rocks outing. I fully understand frustration with inadequate snowshoes. Were you gravitating to the MSRs due to conditions found there or due to anticipated use in steep terrain elsewhere.

If the 'rocks are hilly enough to merit the lightning ascents I think I'd have been in deep do-do with Northern Lights.

Jim

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: WTB: 30" Snow shoes with Televator on 04/01/2013 17:20:22 MDT Print View

Hi Jim,

They where indeed a great bargain.

The cheapo ones I had with me where fine on flat ground but where not great on steep ascents and descents, the Lighning Ascents are probaly overkill for most routes in Michigan but did not want to have to purchase another pair for going on trips out West and East.

I am sure your Northern Lights would have been fine.

Cheers,