snowshoe webbing

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  1. randyt

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    the time has come for me to restring my snowshoes. i'm conflicted on what to use. i'd like to use rawhide but i don't have time right now to process some hides into rawhide. although deer season is right around the corner and i'll have all the hides i want but still the time situation.

    then i was reading a book by gil gilpatrick and he recommends nylon twine, masonry twine for the toe and heel and then 1/8" or so for the middle. the nylon twine is low cost.

    any thoughts on this? is there a place to buy rawhide lace on line?
     
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    I was just on faber snowshoes site they seal the rawhide lacing I just got a pair on ebay not what I wanted but will work I have to fix a web and add holes to binding strap just hope they hold up they are to be vintage but don't think indians used much plastic hehee
     
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    Sgt. Mac is on the ticket! Just buy the lacing. Nothing like true rawhide lacing on shoes!
     

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