Tell me Yokota! "Snowshoe types and characteristics of representative models" Vol. 2

Previous story.

As snow mountain play, back country, for approach of full-scale snow mountain climbing.
I want to enjoy the winter mountains more! For those who are thinking of it, one of the items that can get along well with the winter mountains is "snow shoe".

Snowshoes are also used for snow mountain activities, back country, and approaches to full-scale snow mountain climbing.
Even if I think "I want to buy it", there are many types and I don't know what to choose.I wonder if there are many such people.


Continuing from the previous time, this time, a long-established mountaineering and outdoor equipment specialty store in Jimbocho, Kanda, TokyoMr. Yasuhiro Yokota of "Sakaiya Sports"To"Snowshoe types and characteristics of each brand"I was told about

Nobuhiro Yokota

Manager of Sakaiya Sports Echo Plaza

◆ Compare the features of popular brands MSR and ATLAS

The image of MSR is to put your weight on the entire frame.

The toes are also pinned to the frame, and the heel side is also designed so that your feet can rest on the frame.


In the case of ARLAS, rather than putting it on the frame, it is an image of climbing by putting it on the deck and letting the teeth bite into it.


It ’s totally weighted, so it ’s straight.MSR is better at climbing steep slopesWhat is it?
Stopped at the suspensionAtlas is more free.


Until now, ATLAS had a frame that was just a frame, or it was wrapped around using a round pipe.SERRATEIs to crush the pipe in the vertical direction to increase the vertical load and also to prevent slipping in the horizontal direction, and the pipe at the tip is thin this time, this direction, vertical or horizontal,


By doing so,Easy to climb up when addicted to deep snowAnd so on, it has been devised quite a bit.I have a US patent.



Snowshoes are usually made of metal or resin, so they are hard.

If it's hard, it's hard for your teeth to bite when the snow gets tight.
Does not fit the snow surface.

However,TSLSymbioz The, It bends.

Therefore, it is easy to walk because the teeth bite firmly into the place where you step on it and the grip is good.

Heel lifterIt also has a variety of uses such as backcountry, snowy mountains, and playing in the snow.

そ し て,Easy to wear.If you match the size of your toes, you can thrust your foot in and close the red lever to determine your toes.The ankle side is a ratchet, so just tighten it with a crackle.

However, there are some drawbacks, so after allBecause it is a resin, it deteriorates quickly over time.

So, even after 5 or 10 years, it still remains in shape,After about 5 years, I think I should use it for playing in the snow, and I think it's better not to take it to the top of the mountain too much..

◆ Snowshoe Pick Up! "Super Snowshoe"

For the Self-Defense Forces.


Very simple.It is stopped by two bands and has spikes for the time being.

Rather than going up in the snowy mountainsMany people buy it for the purpose of walking in the snow field or shoveling the snow around the house.


It has excellent durability and is light.And cheaper than anything else!

However, unlike ordinary snowshoes,You cannot use crampons together.


Also, it's not very big, so big shoes like Sorrel's caribou (winter boots) won't fit.

Keiichi Kaneko

Sakaiya Sports Director

Light and simple

As a product, it may be a product that has been known for decades but not well known.
A great product that is hidden for leisure because it is often used for business use, such as for power line patrols of electric power companies.
As it is practical, there is not much fun or design, but it is simple is best.

◆ Snowshoe Pick Up! "Tateyama Snowshoe"

"Tateyama Snowshoe" is the last this year.


The creator has already stopped.
If you look for various places, I think that such wooden snowshoes are sold, but this "Tateyama snowshoe"Only this year (2018/19 season at the time of coverage).


The advantage of this isYou can take care of it yourself, apply flax oil, and if it doesn't work, knit it with twine.AndUnlike metal, it is easy to walk.

I can't do anything about metal, so thisThe screw part hurts..Some of the holes in the metal are getting wider and looser in order to pull them out or let the screws pass through, but there is no such thing.


Not to really enjoy retro,Many people evaluate functionality and buy itis.Also, there are many people who choose this because they have been using wood for a long time.

◆ What month is the best time to buy snowshoes?

If you choose the product properly, the year-end and New Year holidays..After all it is the most type.


After that, the number of types is decreasing, the price is getting cheaper, and it's hard to say that it's a good time to buy it at a bargain sale.

Snowshoes sell up to about GW.So, well, there will be no place to reduce the price until about April or May.


Well, when you want it is when you buy it (laughs)

◆ Which snowshoes do you use yourself?

I have an old atlas andMSRLightning Ascent.

The first one I boughtDenaria CentWhat is it?

That was about 20 years ago.At that time, MSRDenaliDenaria Cent..For flat ground and for climbing.

After that (for Sakaiya sports)There are only a few atlases.Well, I thought I could climb at a young age even if it wasn't AscentI bought DenaliThat's right.

I bought it like that, but it didn't happen at all (laughs)


I can't climb at all!


Really, I've already slipped.I went backcountry, but I'm already climbing with my armsIn stock (laughs)Kick in and climb. .. ..So it's slower than everyone else.It was hard.


After all, if you use it in BC etc., we recommend the one with a heel lifter for "climbing".

How was it?

To Mr. Yokota of Sakaiya Sports twice"Types of snowshoes and characteristics of typical models"I had you explain about.


"Tell me! Yokota-san!" Will continue to be serialized.Please look forward to it.

Sakaiya Sports Echo Plaza

● For customers coming to the store by public transportation
・ From JR Chuo Sobu Line "Aqueduct Station" East Exit, walk 10 minutes.
・ From the subway Hanzomon Line, Mita Line, Shinjuku Line "Jimbocho Station" 4 exit, walk 7 minutes.
● For customers coming to the store by car
There is no parking lot in our shop. Please use the coin parking near you.
 store information
"Echo Plaza" is a proposal shop of Sakaiya that provides information on the latest trends in outdoor products, as if it were echoing in the mountains.
In a wide space of about 280m2, we have developed big items such as Shack Pack with 550 items or more, as well as goods such as shuffling, camping equipment, GPS and lights.

Store name Sakaiya Sports Echo Plaza
Address 101-0051 Showa Building 2F, Kanda Jimbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Phone 03-3262-0583
FAX 03-3262-0486
Opening hours 11: 00-20: 00 24 hours a day, except the first day of the year
Handling product Backpack, Shruff, Trekking Accessories, Clock, Compass, GPS, Hat, Gloves

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