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Offline billybob851

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Re: My problem with ice cleats
« Reply #30 on: Oct 08, 2019, 01:18 PM »
kahtoohla fits my size 14. muck arctic pro and baffin impact

Offline Flyboyroy35

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Re: My problem with ice cleats
« Reply #31 on: Oct 09, 2019, 06:27 AM »
Well I just ordered a pair of the kahuntas from Kittery TP.  Fingers crossed  that  they fit. Thanks, gentlemen.

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Re: My problem with ice cleats
« Reply #32 on: Oct 13, 2019, 05:28 AM »
I got them and they do fit well.  Now all we need is ice !!    Thanks, guys

Offline marknpanfish

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Re: My problem with ice cleats
« Reply #33 on: Oct 13, 2019, 09:27 AM »
I have had a hard time finding boots that fit properly cuz I wear a size 15. Four years ago I bought a pair of neos explorer stabilicers, I actually love them easy on easy off feet of never been cold. Sometimes the cleats ice up when conditions you're right also when there's a glare ice be nice to have a little bit more traction. PS you know what they say about us guys with big hands and feet? We wear big shoes and gloves.

Offline stinkyfingers

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Re: My problem with ice cleats
« Reply #34 on: Oct 13, 2019, 11:47 AM »
Well I just ordered a pair of the kahuntas from Kittery TP.  Fingers crossed  that  they fit. Thanks, gentlemen.

Kahunta sounds like the Indian word for "white man walk like old bear".

We're born, we live for a while, and then we die.  Sounds like a good reason to go ice fishing.
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Offline Oldbear

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Re: My problem with ice cleats
« Reply #35 on: Oct 13, 2019, 12:49 PM »
You could try cutting down a set of LT 265/70R18's.

Offline Flyboyroy35

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Re: My problem with ice cleats
« Reply #36 on: Oct 14, 2019, 06:57 PM »
Old Bear -  Dang it!!  Why didn't you make that post before I spent 50 bucks 🙄

Offline SirCranksalot

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Re: My problem with ice cleats
« Reply #37 on: Oct 14, 2019, 08:07 PM »
What are LT 265/70R18's.
Keep yer stick on the ice!

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Re: My problem with ice cleats
« Reply #38 on: Oct 14, 2019, 08:13 PM »
^^Tires.
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Re: My problem with ice cleats
« Reply #39 on: Oct 15, 2019, 09:24 AM »
OK--thx--I guess it was a joke.
Keep yer stick on the ice!

Offline Nessmuck

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Re: My problem with ice cleats
« Reply #40 on: Oct 15, 2019, 08:56 PM »
Another vote for Kahtoola spikes !

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Re: My problem with ice cleats
« Reply #41 on: Oct 15, 2019, 11:05 PM »
LOL...If only I knew how to cut steel belted steel wall radials.  ;D

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Re: My problem with ice cleats
« Reply #42 on: Oct 16, 2019, 07:12 AM »
yeah the xl katoohlas work very well and fir over me size 11 bunny boots
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Offline rdhammah

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Re: My problem with ice cleats
« Reply #43 on: Oct 19, 2019, 08:36 AM »
not to hijack your OP, but the problem that I have with ice cleats is the build up of snow on the cleats. the one with any kind of chains are the worst. How do you keep that from happening?

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Re: My problem with ice cleats
« Reply #44 on: Oct 19, 2019, 08:56 AM »
not to hijack your OP, but the problem that I have with ice cleats is the build up of snow on the cleats. the one with any kind of chains are the worst. How do you keep that from happening?
you mean like this? No idea...


Offline rdhammah

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Re: My problem with ice cleats
« Reply #45 on: Oct 19, 2019, 10:00 AM »
you mean like this? No idea...

exactly! once it starts, can't keep it from happening.


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Re: My problem with ice cleats
« Reply #46 on: Oct 19, 2019, 01:06 PM »
LOL and then the ones with snow balling underneath.  Again the chains are the worst.

Whatever the condition is when just right where snowballing sticks. 

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Offline DR.SPECKLER

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Re: My problem with ice cleats
« Reply #47 on: Oct 19, 2019, 02:48 PM »
Why would you be using cleats when theres snow and slush on the ice?i only wear mine on slick glare ice.when theres snow on top its not slippery.jmo

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Re: My problem with ice cleats
« Reply #48 on: Oct 19, 2019, 03:28 PM »
They were a bear stretching onto size 13 Cabelas. Iíd just kept them on. I now have hex-head screws in those boots. I donít walk inside (much), and itís not a perfect solution, but I feel safer wearing some kind of traction out on the hardwater.

Offline johnnh

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Re: My problem with ice cleats
« Reply #49 on: Oct 19, 2019, 07:41 PM »
Nothing wrong with 14s, we don't tip over as easy as others.

Offline Tom1983

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Re: My problem with ice cleats
« Reply #50 on: Oct 19, 2019, 09:46 PM »
Ive got kahtoolas xl on my 14s muck arctic pros.fit nice and snug the way they are supposed to fit.also on my 13s mickeys which are bigger than the mucks.

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Offline perch chacer

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Re: My problem with ice cleats
« Reply #51 on: Oct 20, 2019, 03:04 PM »
Why would you be using cleats when there's snow and slush on the ice? I only wear mine on slick glare ice. When there's snow on top its not slippery, jmo

2X this comment.  With snow on the ice, yes, snow will build-up as shown above, but you don't need them when there's snow on the ice.  xl katoohlas microspikes fit my size 12 Cabela's very well.

Offline rdhammah

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Re: My problem with ice cleats
« Reply #52 on: Oct 20, 2019, 05:43 PM »
where I go fishing, there are no snowmobile tracks. The only tracks are from foot prints. when you have fresh snow on ice, it's slippery. If it is packed snow, I know that there is no need for them. I have slipped badly on the ice, twisted my back and hit my head. Needed help off the ice. NOW, do you understand why?
 

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Re: My problem with ice cleats
« Reply #53 on: Oct 20, 2019, 10:25 PM »
Fresh powder on glare ice is the worst case scenario that will spring on you.

In most cases, there's snow, glare ice, slush and none of that is consistent, so cleats are definitely required.

Then there's dragging your sled of gears to the lake.  Yeah without cleats will work fine, but double to quadruple your own effort.  So cleats or maybe snowshoes and each step is solid.  Drag a sled up or down a slope and each step is worth it's effort. 

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