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    Default instep crampons?

    anywhere in los anchorage carry insteps??
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    Wiggys Alaska did last I heard.

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    purrrfekt. thanks guys
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    I usually like to use local places when I can, but if can't get to Anchortown sometimes its easier to order online....

    I got a pair from Basegear dot com for about 40$ I think, got them within a week. I think they are CMI brand if I remember right..

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    ya i like local too, i'll be in LA this week so i'll see if i can blow some coin in town..
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    Default wiggys is out

    They are out of stock on the stubai's - I bought 2 sets on-line. bout the same price as wiggy's after shipping - - but they got here a day late for my sheep trip......could have used them a couple times in the snow on the hill.

    AMH has some - but they are full cramp ons...

    I like the 6 point stubai's that I ordered BTW.....they are slip on buckle down type - not full cramp ons.

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    Barney's has them, but why insteps as opposed to microspikes or full crampons?

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    i've tried fulls and walkin' down hill about kill myself, i dont' pick my feet very high and mostly just need them for sidhilling and found that insteps are lighter to carry easy to use and fit the bill perfectly and i don't really feel to bad when clients break them. just preferance i suppose...climbinguphill is easier with the insteps for the same reason as going downhill, the full crampons catch on the ground ALOT and make me trip all the time...gotta lift my toes to high...
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    Check out the microspikes from Kathoola. I have a pair and they rock!!!

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    Brett did you have any issues with those microspikes falling off while going through alders and such? They do look like a great product but I worry about them getting snagged on brush.

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    Supper easy to take on and off. They hold like super glue and so far they are holding up well. I'm thuroughly impressed!!! Between my micro spikes, trecking poles, and Scarpa Liskamms I eat up grassy slopes/mountains.

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    barneys had some CMI insteps that i picked up..now if i could only find a 100cm walkin' axe i'd be all set. and not the adjustable one!!
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