snowshoe woes - ClubTread Community

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-07-2014, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
Headed for the Mountains
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Vernon, B.C., Canada.
Interest: skiing, hiking, camping
Posts: 190
Default snowshoe woes

I've been having problems with snow buildup on the bottom crampons of my snowshoes when the temperature is just above zero. (even thou the snowshoes have teflon on them)
Does anyone have suggestions regarding anything I can spray on them
Thanks
hobbes-1 is offline  
Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-07-2014, 10:13 PM
Scaling New Heights
 
W.C-hiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: surrey, bc, Canada.
Posts: 85
Default

WD -40? Or like substance . Just a guess .
W.C-hiker is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-07-2014, 10:33 PM
Off the Beaten Path
 
runningclouds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Vancouver, BC
Interest: skiing
Posts: 693
Default

“I found that plain candle wax rubbed on the rivets helps a lot,” said Bob Dion, founder and owner of DION Snowshoes, based in Vermont. “If you ‘over wax’ the snowshoes, they will lose traction. Furthermore, do not use WD40. Even though it’s sold as a lubricant, it’s primarily a water displacement spray with an oil base. Something like this will wear off quickly and may do more harm than good. Plus, wax is less expensive.”

http://www.examiner.com/article/prev...p-on-snowshoes
runningclouds is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-08-2014, 12:00 AM
Headed for the Mountains
 
alpinehiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: where the adventure starts
Interest: sharing and gaining knowledge
Posts: 187
Default

Vaseline might work as well.

“Nature is always hinting at us. It hints over and over again. And suddenly we take the hint.” - Robert Frost
alpinehiker is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 12-08-2014, 10:12 AM
tu
High on the Mountain Top
 
tu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Burnaby, BC, Canada.
Posts: 1,753
Default

If there's teflon already, then the snow there is structural.

So periodically kick up your heels to slap your snowshoes against your boots to knock the snow off.
tu is offline  
post #6 of (permalink) Old 12-08-2014, 06:27 PM
Headed for the Mountains
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Posts: 181
Default

i sprayed the [poop] out of mine with a silicone spray

anecdotal of course: i get no buildup, squeaking and there are no tigers around either

one of these
Attached Images
 
lowclimber is offline  
post #7 of (permalink) Old 12-09-2014, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
Headed for the Mountains
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Vernon, B.C., Canada.
Interest: skiing, hiking, camping
Posts: 190
Default

Thanks for the help. I'll have to see what is available locally.
Forgive me for being stupid but I can't figure out the tiger part?????
hobbes-1 is offline  
post #8 of (permalink) Old 12-09-2014, 02:40 AM
Headed for the Mountains
 
alpinehiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: where the adventure starts
Interest: sharing and gaining knowledge
Posts: 187
Default

I think he meant to say lions instead of tigers

“Nature is always hinting at us. It hints over and over again. And suddenly we take the hint.” - Robert Frost
alpinehiker is offline  
post #9 of (permalink) Old 12-09-2014, 02:54 AM
Headed for the Mountains
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Posts: 181
lowclimber is offline  
post #10 of (permalink) Old 12-09-2014, 11:31 AM
High on the Mountain Top
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada.
Interest: general mountaineering/ hiking/ backpacking/ skiing/ kayaking
Posts: 1,704
Default

Glop stopper or some other treatment used to keep snow from sticking to ski skins should do the trick. It comes in a solid wax type bar and liquid.
prother is offline  
post #11 of (permalink) Old 12-21-2014, 04:16 AM
Headed for the Mountains
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Delta, BC, Canada.
Interest: Hiking, Climbing, Skiing, Mountaineering, Guitar and Aquaria
Posts: 226
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by prother View Post
Glop stopper or some other treatment used to keep snow from sticking to ski skins should do the trick. It comes in a solid wax type bar and liquid.
This definitely worked for me.
skeletalmachine is offline  
post #12 of (permalink) Old 12-22-2014, 01:31 AM
Super Moderator
 
KARVITK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Abbotsford, B.C., Canada.
Interest: Hiking, Snowshoeing, and Photography. Enjoying the outdoors fresh air and fitness experience.
Posts: 17,919
Default

I simply either use hiking poles to bang off the snow lumps before they freeze on solid; or tap them sideways against handy tree trunks.

K
KARVITK is offline  
post #13 of (permalink) Old 12-23-2014, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
Headed for the Mountains
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Vernon, B.C., Canada.
Interest: skiing, hiking, camping
Posts: 190
Default

Ordered some of that Glop stopper. We shall see
hobbes-1 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1