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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-23-2003, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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http://www.yupiskishoes.com/

Someone asked me about these and this is what I found.

I've never tried them, but they are a frequent topic of discussion in the Whistler backcountry community.

Now that many of you have already bought some very nice snowshoes, here's another piece of gear to contemplate.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-24-2003, 12:12 AM
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I saw someone using those up on the Elfin trail a couple years ago. I wouldn't mind giving them a go!

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Did they look pretty usable?

Here's a quote from their site:

"Yupis perform best in soft snow conditions (new or old). Their use becomes limited when faced with hardpack, ice, or high alpine sun and windpacked conditions. Crampons will be required if you plan to approach these conditions."

It looks like we'd be S.O.L. on using them HB. Check out the various sizes/weight ratings:

Snowspider 24 60- 130 lbs.
Snowspider 26 100 - 160 lbs.
Snowspider 28 130 - 220 lbs.




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Looks like Super Slider Snow Skates have finally been improved!! Gosh, anyone remember those?
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Yep, we definitely weigh too much for breaking trail but I think they would be cool for an already packed trails like Elfin. It would be a fun trip down.

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quote:Looks like Super Slider Snow Skates have finally been improved!! Gosh, anyone remember those?
HAHA!! I remember those...especially the way they did the slick whisper job on the commercials...and they we're only 2.99 (and no GST back them either)!

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