Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Langley, BC, Canada.
Interest: Hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, photography, computers, yoga and traveling.
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.