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.
On Sale. 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
Compact, ergonomic snowshoes designed to excel on steep mountain slopes a great choice for the backcountry skier who likes to "earn his turns" or for winter backpacking expeditions. Unique torsion deck articulates and flexes based on the snow conditions, enhancing traction and comfort. Flex tail allows the snowshoe to roll more naturally from heel strike to toe push-off, absorbing shock from heel strike and reducing the amount of stress on hips, knees and ankles. Carbon steel toe crampons provide excellent grip on uneven terrain and steep hills. Aggressive side rails that run tip to tail ensure superior grip on icy side hills. ActiveFlex bindings are easy to adjust and feature Control Wings for extra control. Imported. Appropriate for most weights in packed and variable snow conditions; in powder snow, best up to 165 lb. Dimensions 8" x 22". Weight 4 lb.