Certified, organic, home grown carbon fiber harvested under a Crescent Moon from wild techno trees and spun into the lightest weight snowshoes known to man. All the laws of physics are violated in the careful craftsmanship of the Rocket™. It’s true, we use the latest in rocket science technology to make them many times stronger than steel but, incredibly lightweight; the application is straight out of the NASA space program and the Rocket is bound to put your snowshoeing experience into a different orbit.
As opposed to other manufacturers, we don’t scrimp or eliminate basic features to make a lighter weight snowshoe. Our Single Pull Loop (SPL) race binding secures your foot with equal tension in all directions and eliminates painful hot spots.Other bindings come loose during snowshoeing because they are open at the toe which allows your foot to slide back and forth and become loose. The all-foot encompassing SPL binding captures your foot from top to bottom, side to side, and most uniquely, front to back and eliminates the ‘foot-slop’ problem. Consequently, readjustments and re-tightening, which are common in other bindings, are eliminated with the SPL binding.
The Rocket also features our 3 claw aluminum traction system so you can push off, climb, and descend with confidence. For those extremists who are looking for every possible gram reduction, you can make the Rocket even lighter by removing the SPL bindings and directly mount your running shoes to the frame – that’s nearly anti-gravitational, or whatever the opposite of weight is.
But you don’t have to wait anymore, so get ready to launch yourself into winter this season with a pair of Rockets on your feet.
- 8″ x 24″
- Use with bindings or without bindings as a direct mount to athletic shoes. All hardware included
- 2.2 lbs./pr. Direct Mount (without binding). 2.84 lbs./pr. with Binding
- Materials: Carbon fiber composite frame
- Traction: Aluminum 3 crampons – toe, ball, heel
- Binding: Lightweight race Single-pull-loop Binding with spring loaded cam buckles. Fits sizes 5 – 15 running shoes
“I just wanted to thank you for making such awesome snowshoes! I recently raced in “The Climb” snowshoe race and won!
I was racing in your carbon fiber snowshoes and I felt invincible. They are super light and they track behind me amazingly well. I also ran in the Night Hawk Series at Eldora and won the entire series! Just like MJ use to say, ‘It’s all about the shoes’. Thanks for being such a great support and for making such amazing gear.”
“Configuration tested: Direct mount Carbon fiber Snowshoes
I have owned a pair of Gold 12 Race Snowshoes for almost 8 years and have used them heavily and often with zero failures so I was mentally prepared to not see a performance difference with the Rocket snowshoes as I believed that the Gold 12s were as good as it gets. I was wrong. I can’t believe that the wicked fast performance is solely a function of the lighter weight as compared to the Gold 12s. There is something about the carbon fiber response to impact to the trail that is well, electric.
Wow! I’m not exaggerating when I say that the snowshoes disappear when the run/power hike starts. I took 8 minutes off my best time to Lake Brainard (approx 3 miles on way) and was noticeably less aerobically taxed.
Bottom line assessment is that these snowshoes are a home run. Pricey? Yes, but Crescent Moon has done the up-front R&D (AKA homework) on this product.”
Jeff R., Engineer – Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.