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Hi everyone,<br><br>
I've been going out more and more on my snowshoes. I love 'em! I have two problems though. The first is that I find that my foot tends to rotate within the binding, even though I tighten it as much as I comfortably can. Is this normal or are they just crappy bindings? The model is the Tubbs 10k (see attached pic). I was thinking that maybe some type of grippy material on the foot pad part of the binding may prevent this (like grip tape for skate boards). Any thoughts?<br><br>
The other problem I have is when the snowshoe occasionally hits my ankle....My god that hurts!!! Does anyone wear any kind of ankle protection to prevent this? ...or do people just use a wide stance (a la Senator Craig).<br><br>
Thanks!<br><br>
Chris<br><br><br>
EDIT: The attached image didn't seem to work, so here it is posted online:<br><a href="http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.php?quickkey=4dxdhexbzk2&thumb=4" target="_blank">http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.p...exbzk2&thumb=4</a><br><a href="http://assets.kickrunners.com.s3.amazonaws.com/2/2a/2a923277_vbattach236.jpg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.kickrunners.com/2/2a/525x525px-LL-2a923277_vbattach236.jpg" style="width:525px;height:394px;"></a>
 

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I use Atlas snow shoes, though mostly for hiking and such not so much running. I'll run in them every once in a while but that is not what they are particularly for. That being said, the bindings on mine are extremely different to the Tubbs you have. I have never had a problem with them hitting my ankles or my foot rotating. Sorry I'm not much help, I hope that you can get it sorted as snowshoeing is so much fun!
 

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Hi Chris, I just got started with the snowshoes. I have the Atlas 1025's 8x25. As pcmarathonmommy say's the bindings are completely different. I don't have trouble with my foot twisting in the binding as the toe grip and stainless steel heel cleats work pretty good. When I have gotten down in a narrow trail I have had my snowshoe come in contact above my ankles and it does smart a little. Overall they are easy to run in but can sink in deep powder or soft snow. Have fun with your shoes! Larry
 

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Crappy Bindings for sure. WOW! <img alt="huh.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/huh.gif"><br><br>
Chris.. not sure about the hitting of the ankles. That could be a few things, bad running posture, weak hamstrings, weak glutes... They also take some time to get used to. After you bang em a few more times.. you'll learn not to do it anymore. hehe.<br><br>
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The ankle problem was likely due to the trails that I was on. They are very technical with rocks, limbs, etc. I'm not positive about what I am going to do with the bindings. It looks like they used the same system with their Catalyst snowshoes. If my foot isn't supposed to move within the binding, then I should put something on it to help out the grip.<br><br>
Thanks for the help!<br><br>
Chris
 

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my snow shoes are tapered in the back (they call them Asymetrical), the left shoe is tapered on it's right side, and the right shoe is tapered on it's left side, I assumed this was done to avoid hitting your other leg/ankle while running, I've never had a problem (they are Tubbs..and my binding are fine)...I got them many years ago...something to consider next time you buy...
 

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Yeah, I have that same model. Interestingly enough, no current model seems to do that. I think my issue was that it was such a technical trail with tons of rocks, logs, etc. I used them at Okemo (tough workout!) today and they were fine. I did add a little grip tape to the bottom and that seemed to help also.<br><br>
Chris
 
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