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Louis Garneau Freeshape FX Apex II Snowshoe - 2010 BCS
Stick to the icy ridge and stay on top of the deep snowfield with the Louis Garneau Freeshape FX Apex II Snowshoe, which uses front and rear crampons to bite into the steeper slopes. The Freeshape frame design is made from lightweight aluminum and features an asymmetrical shape and a flexible Ultra-Lightec deck to give you more surface area underfoot so you can stay on top of the deep stuff.
- Once you clip into the mitten-friendly Twin Clip Light binding, the deepest, steepest, and hardest snow wonít slow you down
- Freeshape aluminum frame features an oval structure, like a big boot sole, so you donít have to learn how to walk all over again in the snow
- Backcountry Plus aluminum front crampon uses several points to grip the snow below your toes and forefoot
- V-Rail crampon under your heel provides extra security when ascending, descending, or traversing icy slopes
- Freeflex Pivot system rotates on an axle so the shoe stays level with the snow and then swings back into position as you take a step
- The Ultra-Lightec deck flexes freely to improve shock absorption; decking retains its flex in temperatures down to minus 40 degrees Celsius (-40 degrees Fahrenheit)
- The Bent Tail provides a smoother stride, drags less, and makes backward steps easier
- Backcountry 3D-molded harness matches your footís shape and includes EVA padding to improve cushioning on hardpack
- Carbon steel toe crampon bites into the snow and ice with several multidirectional points
- Heel riser boosts your heelís resting height so the shoe stays flush with the snow and so your calf doesnít fatigue on steep ascents
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January 8, 2012
Start a CHAT NOW session and ask a sales rep - they should be able to help you out.
By: Jeff Blackston
February 9, 2012
January 12, 2011
I haven't used these on steep slopes yet, but first impressions on rolling terrain are fairly good. The heel riser makes quite a difference on inclines. The crampons bit into all kinds of snow and ice. They are aluminum so stomping rocks and trees may not be a smart choice. Float was well even in the super wet snow we get in the Pacific North West. Got these on SAC for a screamin' deal. Very happy!
- Frame Material:
- 7075 T-6 aluminum
- Binding Material:
- Crampon Material:
- 7075 T-6 Aluminum
- Deck Material:
- ultra lightec
- Binding System:
- twin clip light
- Snowboard Boot Compatible:
- Recommended User Weight:
- 925 [ ] 80 - 160 lb, 930 [ ] 100 - 200 lb, 1036 [ ] 150 - 250 lb
- Recommended Use:
- winter hiking, mountain trails, steep terrain
- Manufacturer Warranty:
- limited lifetime