Originally Posted by jmm99
Snowshoes come in various designs
I am dipping my toes into freelance writing and just got a piece up in Snowshoe Magazine
on this topic. Thought I might as well advertise.
The Morphology of Snowshoes | Snowshoe Magazine
Expect for those which are either solid-bodied (such as those made from a single plank of wood or from injection molded plastic) or emergency devices made from bundled boughs, snowshoes include a one or two piece frame within and upon which additional components are attached. The frame shape as seen from above tends to be the most distinctive identifying feature for raquettes. […]