Tubbs Flex ALP
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Winner of the Outside Magazine 2010 Gear of the Year award, the FLEX ALP represents true innovation. The patented FLEX Tail design, tested by the Colorado State University Health and Exercise Department, reduces stress on joints in the lower leg, making long day trips on arduous terrain more comfortable. Designed to tackle even the most treacherous terrain, the FLEX ALP is outfitted with micro-serrated 3D-curved traction rails and the Active Lift heel lift for maximum grip and seamless ascents.
Designed for hard-packed, icy, or variable conditions and challenging trails, the Tubbs Women's Flex Alp Snowshoe is your ticket to the backcountry. Between the 3D Curved Traction rails that ensure superior side-hill grip--even on firm and/or steep surfaces--and the super-aggressive Viper 2. 0 rail crampons, the Flex Alp offers reliable traction in questionable conditions.
Free Shipping. Tubbs Women's Flex Alp Snowshoe DECENT FEATURES of the Tubbs Women's Flex Alp Snowshoe Viper 2.0 and Traction Rails: Our most aggressive traction yet, the Viper 2.0 crampon doubled up with micro-serrated 3D-Curved Traction Rails make the Flex ALP one of the best Backcountry snowshoes on the market. The curved shape helps prevent fore-aft slippage on steeper terrain, and the micro-serration gives you maximum grip FLEX Tail: The patented FLEX Tail technology allows the snowshoe to roll more naturally underfoot from heel strike to toe off. The FLEX Tail absorbs shock from the initial heel strike, reducing the amount of stress on ankles, knees and hips Torsion Deck: Tubbs' advanced Torsion Deck design adapts to variable snow conditions underfoot. The deck allows torsional articulation throughout the body of the snowshoe, enhancingtraction, biomechanics and comfort on uneven terrain Rotating Toe Cord: The Rotating Toe Cord design enables the tail of the snowshoe to drop, shedding snow off the tail and reducing cardio-respiratory strain by 7%. The underfoot pivot point also allows the teeth on the toe traction to bite deeply into the snow when weighted Rotating Toe Rotation Limiter: The Rotating Toe Cord design enables the tail of the snowshoe to drop, shedding snow and reducing cardio-respiratory strain by 7%, while a Rotation Limiter prevents over-rotation Active Lift: Designed to make steep ascents easier, the ActiveLift heel lift reduces calf fatigue and Achilles tendon strain when climbing. The heel lift can be easily pulled up and down with the handle of your snowshoe pole. The 19deg Backcountry heel lift is ideal for extreme steeps, while the 16c Day Hiking version is designed formoderate terrain Active FLEX: The gender-specific, asymmetric ActiveFLEX binding, featuring patented Control Wings, provides lightweight control, support, comfort and ease of use. Men's binding fits up to size 13 boots Traction Rails: The 3D-Curved Traction Rails ensure superior side-hill grip in hard packed and icy conditions. The curved shape helps prevent fore-aft slippage on steeper terrain by avoiding the in.saw bladein. effect. The Traction Rails are curved up at the tip to provide traction during toe off without causing you to trip Viper 2.0: The Viper 2.0 carbon steel toe crampon's jagged tooth construction maximizes weighted traction and responsiveness. The aggressive tangs in the toe crampon are concave to give the crampon a scooping function in soft snow The SPECS Dimensions: 22in. / 56 cm Weight/Pair: 4.0 lbs / 1.81 kg
With micro-serrated 3D-Curved Traction Rails and the ActiveLift(TM) heel lift, the FLEX ALP devours steep, icy terrain, and the new, streamlined deck shape enhances maneuverability in tight situations. Tubbs' FLEX Series snowshoes are the culmination of years of research, testing and engineering to create the most ergonomic and comfortable snowshoe on the market. An industry first, the patented FLEX Tail(TM) design absorbs impact from heel strike and allows the foot to roll naturally from heel to toe. The end of result of this design is less stress and strain on the muscles and joints in your foot, and a more natural walking stride. With other important features like Torsion Deck, curved traction rails, and a Soft Strike(TM) zone, Tubbs didn't sacrifice performance for comfort. The FLEX Series snowshoes are optimized for walking on packed and variable snow with a lightweight, compact design, and they excel in everything from established trails to icy alpine conditions. Model Dimensions Surface Area Weight Per Pair Optimal Load Women's Flex ALP 22 8" x 22" 139 in^2 3.2 lbs One Size *In packed or variable snow conditions the FLEX snowshoes are appropriate for all weights. In powder snow conditions the women's models are best up to 165 lbs. The Tubbs Story: Founded in 1906 in Norway, Maine, Tubbs Snowshoes is the leading manufacturer of lightweight, versatile snowshoes for men, women and children. Now based in Seattle, Washington, in the shadow of the always-snowy 14,400 ft Mt. Rainier, Tubbs continues to lead the snowshoeing industry through a deep understanding of the sport and constant technological innovation. From Admiral Byrd's famed expedition to Antarctica, to modern day adventure racing, Tubbs manufactures snowshoes for all types of terrain and snow conditions. With over 25 patents issued and pending, Tubbs continues to raise the bar for efficient, comfortable and innovative snowshoe designs.
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