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 Tubbs Flex Alp....great price 
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 Tubbs Flex Alp....great price
Just found the Flex Alps over at 6pm for $155!

I have no affiliation with them, and I have no idea how long they will be on sale for, but I just bought a pair and thought I'd pass the info along.

I've never ordered from them before, so I hope it works out ok.

http://www.6pm.com/tubbs-flex-alp-24-black-orange


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That's a great price...I think you'll like these snowshoes.

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That's an awesome price. I paid 169 last winter for some and thought I did well. I've ordered a few things from sites like that, snowshoes, hillsounds, and a bear can. Surprisingly I've always got exactly what I wanted at a great price with great service and quick delivery. And I second that you're going to like these shoes a lot.


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Not the Flex Alp, but just got my wife a pair of the Flex NRG for 135 at Sunnysports if anyone is looking for such a thing. Really good price and probably perfect for the type of winter hiking she does. 45 dollars cheaper than anywhere else I could find the current model.

http://www.sunnysports.com/p-tubfn22wn/tubbs-flex-nrg-22-snowshoes-for-women-pair?ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=TUBFN22WN&gclid=CPTC-9yusbwCFW3xOgodB1QADw


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Kimball, over at TrailsNH just added a new feature to his website—a deal searcher of sorts. It seems pretty strong. Here's the snowshoe page.

http://trailsnh.com/LABS/snowshoes.php

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Cracky wrote:
Kimball, over at TrailsNH just added a new feature to his website—a deal searcher of sorts. It seems pretty strong. Here's the snowshoe page.

http://trailsnh.com/LABS/snowshoes.php


I wonder if they're paying him to do that. Those are a few major retailers/sites selling the main shoes used for mountaineering, but not nearly the cheapest prices. Sunnysports has the flex alps for 179 right now and I know I saw them cheaper somewhere when searching for my wifes flex NRGs yesterday too.


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Speaking of snow shoes...I need to get a new pair. I have Yukon Charlies. They have to be at least 10 years old. They're those big clunkers. I can't just take them off during a hike and put them on my pak. They're so heavy. I just attached a good pair of snow boots to them permanently. I'm still holding on to all my EMS gift cards from Christmas. Any ideas on a good pair that I can take on and off? The link Desmo1 posted doesn't work anymore.

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If I were you id go with the Tubbs Flex series. Probably the NRG. I just researched them all the last few days. Personally I love the Tubbs anyhow. Not sure why anyone would buy the MSRs anymore until they update them. The bindings are easier, the "flex" is better on joints and backs and the traction is more agressive on the Flex Alp, or it all appears that way to me. But I don't use MSRs so maybe someone who does will chime in.

I got my wife the NRGs because unless you're doing serious climbing like the Presis or an icy Ammo Ravine or similarly steep trail the Alps seem like overkill. No televators except on the Alps but more than enough traction on the NRGs to handle most day hikes in all but probably the iciest conditions. They also claim to be the "gold standard" for comfortable snowshoes on joints and backs I believe is how they put it, and since my wifes back occasionally acts up and she's not a super agressive winter climber these seemed like the best out of the flex series (Alp, NRG, TRK and ESC) although the only real difference I noticed in the NRG and TRK was the bindings looked easier on the NRG. The ESC looked like it was more for a local walk in the woods.

So, with the type of hiking you do and the knee and back issues Id definitely go with the NRG if I were you. Also if you buy now EMS will give you 25 bonus bucks for every 50 you spend so you'll be getting half your money back in store credit basically.


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Thanks G. I'll be near EMS in an hour or so. I'm heading out to Shaws to go food shopping. No T/R this time though. :lol:

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You must not be getting bombarded with snow like me. I've had two customers all day and I'm about to close up shop and head home. Its coming down pretty good now. Wish it had started at 530 this AM and I never would have rolled out of bed.


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The place I linked to must have sold out of the flex alp. Mine should be delivered tomorrow, but I wont be able to use them for a few weeks. I'm out of town for work now, and only get home every three weeks for a weekend.

I'm going to have my wife check out the flex nrg....she may do just fine with those. Can't seem to find the women's flex alp for a really good price.

I was at EMS in Newington last week and they were pretty much wiped out of snowshoes!


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I'm thinking of also getting the Flex NRGs for my wife. You can get them for $135 on sunnysports.com with free shipping, which is about $45 cheaper than the EMS price.

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I ordered my wifes NRGs from there Monday and the tracking says they'll be here today.

Also ordered the kids some Tubbs Flex Jrs and Tubbs Snowflakes from Onion River Sports the same time and if UPS hadn't got slowed by the snow they'd have arrived yesterday. Not bad for free shipping and cheaper than anywhere else for those particular shoes.

Not sure how they'll like it but they need some fresh air and sunshine and are finally old enough to give it a shot. First outing should be interesting to say the least.


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GG, what does your wife have for boots? My wife is not at all equipped for any kind of winter hiking so in addition to snowshoes she'd need to get boots too.

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BobC wrote:
GG, what does your wife have for boots? My wife is not at all equipped for any kind of winter hiking so in addition to snowshoes she'd need to get boots too.


She has a couple pairs of regular hiking boots and that's all other than some snowboots. She has enough other equipment for basic hikes but she's probably not going to head out when its sub zero, just not interested at this point and doesn't love the cold, especially if we have the kids along. So with smartwool socks and the leather boots I think she'll be fine for the type of winter hiking she does. If she really takes a liking to it we'll get some dedicated boots but I have no idea what yet.


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