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  1. The life expectancy of Polyurethane (PU) midsoles?

    I was going to ask about the folk's experience with PU middsoles in the long term. But, last minute research showed me this:

    https://blog.hanwag.de/en/hydrolyse-der-zwischensohle/

    Anyone had a...
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    Exo-skeletons to assist hikers

    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-56660644



    Will we need categories for FKTs?
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    That is some impressive chest thumping guys.

    That is some impressive chest thumping guys.
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    At the old Kings Ridge ski area in New London NH...

    At the old Kings Ridge ski area in New London NH there is a recreation easement on some of the old trails. In the past someone was mowing the trails which made easy access bc skiing possible. The...
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    I have found with trail runners I can control...

    I have found with trail runners I can control the radiational cooling with socks and gaiters and that the EVA foam soles greatly reduce the convectional cooling thru the soles. My packed trail shoes...
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    Spikes facing down? Hmmm.. skeptical but I'll...

    Spikes facing down? Hmmm.. skeptical but I'll give it a try.
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    Kahtoola k10s and trail runners?

    How light a shoe can you get away with using the Kahtoola K10 or Hillsound Trail crampons or similar? Anyone tried putting a piece of plastic bw the outsole and the crampon to ameliorate the spike...
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    Check out the Lowa Renegade Low. About 16 ozs or...

    Check out the Lowa Renegade Low. About 16 ozs or so. Fairly stiff and protective sole.
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    Thanks Psy. I will give them a shot. Cheers

    Thanks Psy.

    I will give them a shot. Cheers
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    Campsaver?

    Anybody dealt with Campsaver.com or its sister store Opticsplanet.com?

    Reviews are all over the place about them.

    Thanks
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    Thanks All and Sundry! Looks like winter is on...

    Thanks All and Sundry! Looks like winter is on the wane here in scenic central NH. May wait (and whine) for another year.

    Cheers
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    Any updates on the Paragon binding? Thanks

    Any updates on the Paragon binding? Thanks
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    Actually, never for vertical ice. Cheers

    Actually, never for vertical ice.

    Cheers
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    Thanks all. Sadly, I need a rigid sole like my...

    Thanks all.

    Sadly, I need a rigid sole like my Koflachs. My Limmer Standards were stiff but they did flex, some.

    Cold feet have never been an issue for me. A lot has to do with naturally good...
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    Need a rigid sole boot for.....

    walking my dog!

    Well, mostly for long dog walks, but also for winter hikes on the Sunapee greenway, Cardigan, some spring hikes in Franconia area, probably some slackcountry snowboarding too. My...
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    Those universal ski bindings.......

    even BD has one now. https://www.mountaingear.com/black-diamond-glidelite-universal-binding/MG253365P.html

    Do they work?

    My new and improved dream is to ski/hike from Penacook NH to the top...
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    Ahhh. Of course. Thanks JnB. #300 is steep....

    Ahhh. Of course. Thanks JnB.

    #300 is steep. Thats why I was hoping they would sell just the binding. I may get the webbing and try to rig something.

    But I have had my Evos for years and years...
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    Is the binding swap just a matter of drilling out...

    Is the binding swap just a matter of drilling out the rivets on the older shoes and bolting the Paragon onto the remaining plates as needed?

    Any pics?
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    MSR has a new binding system

    https://www.msrgear.com/snowshoes/ascent-series/lightning-ascent-snowshoes/lightning-ascent.html?srd=true

    Now! with toes stops.

    They won't sell the whole binding separately but...

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    My very well placed sources say Peter had, for...

    My very well placed sources say Peter had, for some reason, sold the building and is now renting. And he wants an arm, leg, and a soul for the (dieing?, obsolete?) business.
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    http://shoerepairnh.com/ Daub's Cobbler shop...

    http://shoerepairnh.com/

    Daub's Cobbler shop in Laconia.

    Isn't Limmer closing the doors soon?
  22. How were those comments elitist?

    How were those comments elitist?
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    I hate toe rocker.

    You know, the way your shoes curl upwards in the front. My feet aren't built like that are yours.

    Here's a test, stand in your bare feet, easy to balance right? Now curl your toes up so they are...
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    Side hilling on tube frame snowshoes just plain...

    Side hilling on tube frame snowshoes just plain sucks. They slip and slide really bad. And if the snow is soft the crampons do you no good at all. Downhill the tubes make for an entertaining ride.
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  25. The Donald hikes?

    The Donald hikes?
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