MSR lightning ascent- Vs'- denali Evo Ascent.

Posted by: Spiderman

MSR lightning ascent- Vs'- denali Evo Ascent. - 12/02/05 12:28 AM

Aside from price what are the pros and cons.
lightning's are a little lighter, but I have not used either.
Posted by: intrepid02

Re: MSR lightning ascent- Vs'- denali Evo Ascent. - 12/02/05 05:14 AM

I was shocked to see the new fangled MSR snowshoes at REI. I think the Denali's are far superior. This is primarly because they are almost completely bombproof and a million times more versatile than the average snowshoe cuz you can adjust for flotation as needed (with the snap on tails).

The new ones might be OK for groomed trails at a resort or something, but... What in the hell is the point in that? People who snowshoe at resorts completely boggle my mind. There's a freakin lift dude!!
Posted by: CrackBoy

Re: MSR lightning ascent- Vs'- denali Evo Ascent. - 12/02/05 05:15 PM

i have the evo ascents. i like em alot, though if weight is an issue you might want to look at the lightnings. they have really good float, and while they do have the additional tails, the one tim ei have put them on, i had them on for lik e15 minutes before i ripped em off, i felt like they made everything more awkward

i think the lightnings are supposed to be the do all backcountry crampon and not the resort model
Posted by: Spiderman

Re: MSR lightning ascent- Vs'- denali Evo Ascent. - 12/09/05 01:44 AM

I think I am getting the denali, treads are steel the lighting are Aluminum