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Atlas - Elektra 8 Series Snowshoes - Women's (Fall 2012)

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Elektra frame allows for a woman’s narrower gait
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Description
Atlas technology at a great value– the new Elektra 8 Series women's snowshoe uses the no-fuss, no-hassle Strapp™ binding, with excellent arch support, gender-specific lasts, and Uniloop pull. Forgiving Nytex decking and our proven aluminum V-Frames offer superior durability while the Elektra frame allows for a woman’s narrower gait.

Size/Model Shown: Elektra 823
Specifications
Manufacturer Atlas
Weight Elektra 823: 3.54 lbs
Elektra 827: 3.83 lbs
Gender Women's
Mfg Sku/Part Number U12010
Dimensions Elektra 823: 145 sq. in.
Elektra 827: 176 sq. in.
Frame Material Lightweight, durable 6000- and 7000-series aluminum
Deck Material Flexible Nytex decking
Heel Lift No
Weight Capacity Elektra 823: 80 - 160 lbs
Elektra 827: 120 - 200 + lbs
Other Features V-Frames
A proprietary Atlas shape, our sturdy aluminum V-Frames are the key to an efficient, natural stride. The V shape tracks straight in deep snow, and the tapered tail pulls less snow as you step forward, saving your energy. The turned-up tail of the V-frame rolls easily into each step for a natural gait. Built with lightweight, durable 6000- and 7000-series aluminum, the V-frames are used on all Atlas snowshoes, including our new Youth Series.

Elektra Design
The Elektra women’s designs grew from a two-year biomechanics research program to a deep line of successful women’s snowshoes that continue to lead the industry. Our Elektra frames are shaped to accommodate a woman’s natural gait, with tapered tails, a narrower nose and outside rolling bends that nest the snowshoes together comfortably. Since women’s needs are more than frame-deep, our binding designs are molded around a women’s boot last, offer increased arch support and use carefully-placed strapping and padding to eliminate pressure points and keep circulation moving in the cold.

Strapp™ Binding
The Strapp™ binding offers Wrapp™ binding function - molded arch support, one-pull Uniloop design, no-hassle straps and gender-specific lasts - with a minimalist approach at an increased value.

Nytex Decking
Flexible Nytex decking is forgiving and quiet when hiking in the cold, providing durability without the weight.

Free-Rotating™ Suspension
Designed for Atlas Trail Walking snowshoes, Free-Rotating™ Suspension (FRS) cushions each step, allowing for natural articulation of the foot with minimal resistance and unparalleled freedom of movement. Both Atlas suspension platforms Spring-Loaded™ Suspension (SLS) and Free-Rotating™ Suspension (FRS), suspend your foot so it can move freely, absorbing impact and letting your foot flex naturally side-to-side on traverses and uneven terrain enhancing traction. FRS provides snowshoers the ultimate in trail versatility.

Twin-Trac™ Toe Crampon
Sure footing on two planes, the Twin-Trac™ toe crampon uses a sturdy row of front points and two side teeth to keep your foot from twisting.

Heel Cleat
Our first patent revolutionized snowshoe performance and created an industry standard. The heel cleat adds traction and stability for climbing, descending and traversing varied terrain.
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