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Would these be good to use for hiking the...

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Would these be good to use for hiking the Adirondacks in the winter? Myself plus gear is usually around 220 lbs at most.

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The big differences between the Flash and the Axis and Ascent models is that the Flash is slightly less aggressive in its 360 degree traction frame and it lacks the Ergo Televator clip which makes the other two models work more efficiently on steep ascents. The trade off is that the Flash ends up being more light on the foot and the wallet. These snowshoes would be great in the Adirondacks and even when ascending hills, but if you plan to take on steep terrain on a consistent basis I would definitely lean toward the MSR Lightning Axis.

I will also say that adding a flotation tail will help when the weight of your load gets high and the powder gets soft.