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Thread: Anyone tried snowshoe walking?

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    ‹bermensch Lloyd Bower's Avatar
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    As anyone any experience of snowshoeing? I'm considering trying it, and would appreciate any advise.

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    Hi Lloyd, I've e-mailed Judy Armstrong, renowned snowshoer and asked her if she'd mind dropping by and answering your question in person.

    Er, Judy, hello...

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    Cheers Jon, I'll await an update.

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    Judy,

    Many thanks for the email, info and articles.
    Great stuff.

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    Ha, did she tell you which tennis racquets work best and whether to saw off the handle or not?

    Seriously, Judy was going to post to the forum but was bamboozled by the horrors of technology, however as the UK's resident snowshoe guru, she knows what she's talking about and mailed the info direct to Lloyd. Can't beat that really.

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    I'd be interested to read the info - if Judy doesn't mind, might it be worth submitting it for inclusion in the 'Features' section ?

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    I'll ask Judy, but she's a professional writer so understandably might be reluctant to provide information for free on a web site.

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    Snowshoe technology is surprisingly changing the old inuit stretched tennis raquets are (apparently now out of date with some modern smaller shoes taking over) but essentially you have to walk like some demented tall bird (feathered)
    and it hurts your legs after a bit (it hurts rather a lot really) cant think why anyone would do it if there were any langlauf skis around within fifty miles!

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