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Snowshoe help needed

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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>
EDIT: The attached image didn't seem to work, so here it is posted online:<br><a href="" target="_blank"></a><br><a href=""><img alt="LL" src="" style="width:525px;height:394px;"></a>
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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>
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>
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