MSR Denali snowshoes

12:14 a.m. on March 14, 2002 (EST)
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a.k.a. Andy D.

I was reading some posts about the MSR snowshoes. I also broke the toe plates on mine. I took them to REI and they gave me a new pair. The new toe plates do have a "rib" in them which is probably designed to make them stronger. I agree with taking extra pins etc. as I have broken the pin holding the binding on. I agree with them being a bit suspect as far as durability but you can't beat the traction. Heck, if they give me a new pair every time I break them, how can I complain.

12:37 p.m. on March 14, 2002 (EST)
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The best warranty is one you never have to use.

This is the difference between a Honda with a three year warranty and a Hyundai with a ten year warranty.

12:04 a.m. on March 15, 2002 (EST)
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a.k.a. Andy D.
Two pair?

I have to agree with that. I just love the traction they provide! Although in deep snow I would probably rethink my choice. Maybe two pairs? I'm interested to see if these hold up better.

7:47 p.m. on March 15, 2002 (EST)
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You might complain if they broke and left you stranded with not enough time to post hole through miles of waist deep snow back to your car before a storm or darkness. I guess the warranty wouldn't be much good then. I prefer a little extra weight and durability to ELS (expensive lightweight s##t).

12:13 a.m. on March 16, 2002 (EST)
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a.k.a. Andy D.

Actually mine broke twice when I was 4-5 miles back.(hmmm... and I still say good things about them?) I was able to get back without much heartache. Of course I did have a few choice words to say about them at that time.

3:27 p.m. on March 20, 2002 (EST)
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Re: Two pair?

Are you folks using plastic boots? I have read in other posts that most people breaking the MSR's are using winter mountaineering boots. I am really tempted to buy a pair, and since I still use old-fashioned leather boots in the winter, I figure I might get away without breaking them. Advice, please?

10:46 a.m. on March 26, 2002 (EST)
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MSR issued a huge recall of their snowshoes (NT)

MSR issued a huge recall of their snowshoes (NT)

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