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MSR Lightning Ascent or Atlas Aspect?

MSR Lightning Ascent or Atlas Aspect?
Tell me about pros&cons of both products.

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The lightning has a serrated frame that will help hold when crossing any kind of icy or smooth surface. The Atlas has a tubular frame. The weight is also an issue if you plan on carrying them long distances you will feel the extra pound.
In light deep snow the MSRs tend to sink a bit but that can be solved with the extra tails.
I prefer the binding system on the Axis line vs the Ascent. More time in set up but you can adjust the angle, which helps since I walk like a duck.... Enjoy!

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Thanks Reid.But Atlas Aspect also has a serrated frame.
I am interested in Spring-Loaded™ Suspension of Aspect.