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Snowshoes

Snowshoes

Snowshoes allow us to enjoy a wonderful activity. In winter, it is a way that makes it easier for us to enter the woods that are up to the top of the snow. In addition, it is a great alternative to move around this type of terrain with these conditions.

Moving us with this material is also an activity that can be practiced both with family and with friends who are not accustomed to becoming involved in these types of conditions. Therefore, a fundamental aspect is to take into account the level of each one of the people who accompany us when preparing the routes or excursions so that no one suffers more from the account.

But not only that. Since, many times, this activity is the first step to start doing winter activity.

For use, the first thing to keep in mind is that snowshoes are not crampons. Its use in hard surfaces as well as inclining could cause problems. And it is that, its system of cramponje - in the form of barbeque -, it offers certain subjection; nevertheless, not the sufficient security as to develop itself for this type of lands.

The boot system is also important. There are both ratchet and strap systems. It is used what is used, it must be very comfortable. That is, very simple to put as to take; even without the need to remove the gloves. And because it is a winter outdoor activity, it forces us to move in cold conditions. Therefore, its clamping system must be comfortable and comfortable.

Each model has its anchorages both in the tip and in the heel. Some fix this last one. In these cases, they have a tilting system in which the bar is rigid. Otherwise, the bar of the clamping system is flexible and can be used with soft boots.

In any case, however, it is important to use waterproof membrane boots for the simple reason for the presence of moisture in the snow.

Many models have moats mounting the easy-up system. This allows us to move through very steep surfaces. In this way, the twins do not suffer in the same way that if we were getting low the moose. This system facilitates its handling with the canes. Otherwise, you need to bend down to handle them with your hands every time you need to use it.

The more flexible the body is, it offers better performance adapting to the irregularities of the terrain. The flanks are more comfortable since the foot is not twisted, but the snow racket is made.

In the market there are two main types: those used to walk and those used to run. Designs manufactured to move at high speeds are very lightweight, but they bring less grip. On the other hand, the models to walk or to walk are a little heavier but they give more flu thanks to the presence of more tips - some, even incorporate lateral teeth.

To handle the right product, the person's weight is important. Weight decides the choice towards one model or another. A person of small size, and that does not weigh a lot, needs small profiles. For people with these physical characteristics they provide enough buoyancy without having to travel with more bulky models.

In contrast, older people need larger sizes. In any case, each model has its technical specifications and indicates the recommended weights.

However, broadly speaking, we distinguish between models targeting people between 30 and 50 kilograms with a backpack and those that are 50 kilograms in future. For this reason, girls generally use small models; while, men, opt for the great ones.

From Vertic we recommend the use of trekking or trekking canes. In addition, when we move on land in which snow accumulation can be very important, in which the incline of the terrain can also be very marked, and therefore the risk of avalanches or avalanches is not nonexistent , we recommend the use of safety material for cross-country skiing or mountain skiing: Arva, shovel and probe. Popularly, also known, as the sacred trinity in terms of security is concerned.

The maintenance of the snowshoes is very simple. On the one hand, after its use it is enough to pass water to eliminate possible mud. And, with the use, it is necessary to replace the tips when they are spent. Fortunately, there are spare parts for virtually all parts. And, in Vertic, you can find both new models and spare parts for your material.
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