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Postby holymoly » Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:16 am

I bought the screws, 1/4 inch metal screws. They look long. :shock:
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Postby turd ferguson » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:00 pm

With winter coming, and me wearing my screwshoes for the first time this year the other day, I figured I'd bump this thread.
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Postby UltraQueenga » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:41 pm

Turd Ferguson wrote:With winter coming, and me wearing my screwshoes for the first time this year the other day, I figured I'd bump this thread.

Thanks, Turdy. I was wondering about this thread. I better get screwin'. But which pair? :P :lol:
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Postby clocker » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:16 pm

Spent last winter in my first pair of screw shoes. They were made with .5" self tapping sheet metal screws in a ten screw perimeter pattern. No screws under the ball of my foot. I'll never use pull on traction devices again. These things performed perfectly. I get to test them out again today! I think I'll have to buy some paint. :twisted:
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Postby Pat29 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:46 pm

I have a couple of old pairs of shoes at home. I am going to give this a try this year.
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Postby jgore » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:54 pm

Screw shoes work like a charm. I used YakTrax for 4 winters before they gave out, then switched to the screw shoes. Cheaper and they work like a charm. (Unlike others, who have reported problems with YakTrax on ice, I even used them during/immediately after ice storms with no problems. There was only 1 time when I was sliding all over the place and that was when there was glare ice hidden under fresh, light snow. Maybe I was just more careful when I could see the ice.)

I use 3/8", #8, galvanized sheet metal screws.

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Postby HCcD » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:58 pm

Hmm, gives me justification to head down to Home Depot this week to buy all the Power Tools, work bench and other equipment needed to make my own ScrewShoes ... Hmmm ... :twisted: :twisted: :wink: :shifty:
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Postby seuss » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:06 pm

HCmD wrote:Hmm, gives me justification to head down to Home Depot this week to buy all the Power Tools, work bench and other equipment needed to make my onw ScrewShoes ... Hmmm ... :twisted: :twisted: :wink: :shifty:


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Postby HCcD » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:12 pm

seuss wrote:
HCmD wrote:Hmm, gives me justification to head down to Home Depot this week to buy all the Power Tools, work bench and other equipment needed to make my onw ScrewShoes ... Hmmm ... :twisted: :twisted: :wink: :shifty:


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Postby seuss » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:15 pm

HCmD wrote:
seuss wrote:
HCmD wrote:Hmm, gives me justification to head down to Home Depot this week to buy all the Power Tools, work bench and other equipment needed to make my onw ScrewShoes ... Hmmm ... :twisted: :twisted: :wink: :shifty:


yikes Andy - you are turning into mr seuss and he is turning into you!


:what: Huh !!


mr seuss' basement is full of workbenches, power tools, screws, etc. and now the hallway is full of race bikes, there's talk of a computrainer, race wheels, etc. either way, he needs to hold to the bargain that i get to go first so i don't have to deal with his stuff...
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Postby HCcD » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:16 pm

seuss wrote:
HCmD wrote:
seuss wrote:
yikes Andy - you are turning into mr seuss and he is turning into you!


:what: Huh !!


mr seuss' basement is full of workbenches, power tools, screws, etc. and now the hallway is full of race bikes, there's talk of a computrainer, race wheels, etc. either way, he needs to hold to the bargain that i get to go first so i don't have to deal with his stuff...


Where can I find someone like that ?? :shifty: :P :oops:
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Postby turd ferguson » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:23 pm

HCmD wrote:Hmm, gives me justification to head down to Home Depot this week to buy all the Power Tools, work bench and other equipment needed to make my own ScrewShoes ... Hmmm ... :twisted: :twisted: :wink: :shifty:


How do you not already own a good variable speed cordless drill? I'm no tool guy but without my Ryobi I'd still be putting together the Ikea furniture we bought in 2005, never mind ever having gotten to the screwshoes.
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Postby seuss » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:24 pm

HCmD wrote:
seuss wrote:
mr seuss' basement is full of workbenches, power tools, screws, etc. and now the hallway is full of race bikes, there's talk of a computrainer, race wheels, etc. either way, he needs to hold to the bargain that i get to go first so i don't have to deal with his stuff...


Where can I find someone like that ?? :shifty: :P :oops:


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Postby Spirit Unleashed » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:29 pm

I have done the screwed shoes. I find that they are good for some types of conditions which spikes aren't good for. But I have also slipped in them. So BE CAREFUL even if you have screws.
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Postby Habs4ever » Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:54 am

I have screw shoes, used them alot in Winnipeg, now may have to use them soon in Bonnyville. Got the first snowfall of the year. :D
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Postby Habs4ever » Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:29 pm

Habs4ever wrote:I have screw shoes, used them alot in Winnipeg, now may have to use them soon in Bonnyville. Got the first snowfall of the year. :D


wore my screw shoes today for the first time this year. A couple weeks earlier than last year. :?
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Postby LadyV » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:31 am

Question about screw shoes as I am thinking about taking the plunge this winter:
what happens if you have to run partly on dry pavement and partly on icy pavement - do they deteriorate rapidly? do they damage the shoes?
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Postby Spirit Unleashed » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:15 am

LadyV wrote:Question about screw shoes as I am thinking about taking the plunge this winter:
what happens if you have to run partly on dry pavement and partly on icy pavement - do they deteriorate rapidly? do they damage the shoes?

Doesn't hurt the shoes but may wear the screw heads. Just put new ones in.

What I noticed when using screws on pavement is that the screws stick to the pavement which in turn inhibited the way my knee moved. Without a screw, a shoe would be able to rotate or slide a bit in relation to the pavement as you run. So later, after the run, I had a sore knee. But not bad, just noticeable.
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Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:52 pm

my screw shoe runs were always on snow or icy surfaces (trail and paved pathway) . I don't think it would be too much fun to have them on dry or bare sidewalks and road.
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Postby Spirit Unleashed » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:57 pm

r4l wrote:my screw shoe runs were always on snow or icy surfaces (trail and paved pathway) . I don't think it would be too much fun to have them on dry or bare sidewalks and road.

Its not....but I didn't always have 100% coverage of snow. Depended on plowing and salting and sun.
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Postby gnu » Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:13 pm

ultra monk wrote:
r4l wrote:my screw shoe runs were always on snow or icy surfaces (trail and paved pathway) . I don't think it would be too much fun to have them on dry or bare sidewalks and road.

Its not....but I didn't always have 100% coverage of snow. Depended on plowing and salting and sun.


I hear you...around here sometimes the sidewalks are terrible while roads are bare and dry, so crossing streets or running at the side of a road without a sidewalk I sound like a clopping horse with screw shoes or other such solutions :lol:

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Postby Jwolf » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:41 pm

That's partly why I wouldn't want to use them. Rarely have I been on a run that's 100% on snow.

The Stabilicers I have are fine on pavement-- but I prefer not to use them if I'm just running flat on snow anyway. They were great for going up the Grind.
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Postby LadyV » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:25 pm

Jwolf wrote:That's partly why I wouldn't want to use them. Rarely have I been on a run that's 100% on snow.

The Stabilicers I have are fine on pavement-- but I prefer not to use them if I'm just running flat on snow anyway. They were great for going up the Grind.


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Postby ultraslacker » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:31 pm

hey we had two days of snow last month! :lol:
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Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:07 am

LadyV wrote:
Jwolf wrote:That's partly why I wouldn't want to use them. Rarely have I been on a run that's 100% on snow.

The Stabilicers I have are fine on pavement-- but I prefer not to use them if I'm just running flat on snow anyway. They were great for going up the Grind.


Vancouver runners.... :roll: :roll: they run on snow??? :shock:
they don't know what a REAL winter is, anyways :lol: :lol:

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