How can a shoe so much narrower in the tail than other frame shapes provide the same floatation?
A. Stay within the weight recommendations. As long as you’re using a shoe for its intended purpose, you’ll experience excellent floatation. Crescent Moon Snowshoes are balanced and symmetrical, from tail to toe and side to side distributing your weight equally across the traction-flotation deck. Any of the Crescent Moon models will land flat and stable with each step to provide maximum flotation. without “toe-loading”, or driving the front part of the snowshoe downward, which causes the tail of the shoe to pivot up, like some traditionally shaped shoes. If the tail of a shoe is higher than the nose, its not balanced and not compressing the snow beneath your foot equally, and therefore not contributing to floatation in an efficient manner. Through extensive customer testing and on-snow demos, there is no discernible or measurable difference between the depth of sink in powder conditions with Crescent Moons and any snowshoe manufacturer’s comparable products. Because of the tear-drop sha