Snowshoe Repair.

8:19 p.m. on July 26, 2011 (EDT)
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Hey, guys and gals:

I need a little help / advice to repair my snowshoes. Here’s
the situation: I have a pair of (early 1980’s) Tubbs wood frame snow shoes with
Neoprene webbing and bindings. The bindings are in great shape but the webbing
is starting to show some wear, especially at the back bottom ends. Obviously
this condition / reason are the direct result of use. The “wrappings” around the
frame (bottom end) have become thread bare. I think if I repair this condition,
somehow, I can get a few more seasons out of the webbing before I will have to
have the frames “restrung.” Does anybody know of any “goo”, glue, epoxy,
adhesive, compound, cement, paste or bonding agent (I think I covered it all)
that I can apply to this area, that will not dry out or become brittle
especially in cold conditions (duh!), to keep the existing neoprene together and
cover the bare threads so I can get some more life out of webbing before it has
to be replaced?



8:45 p.m. on July 26, 2011 (EDT)
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I haven't tried it with snowshoes, but I tend to use SeamGrip for this sort of repair. It's not pretty, but a liberal coating of SeamGrip will prevent fraying and should provide a fairly rugged defense against further abrasion.

8:49 p.m. on July 26, 2011 (EDT)
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Hey, thanks Dave. I will give it a try. I have used this stuff before, on tents, and it works great!

Thanks, again.

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