Ojibwa Wooden Snowshoe Kit
Make your own Snowshoes!
Great Project for the Family, Camps, Nature Centers, Schools and more
Everything is Included to build your own Snowshoes
The Frames, the Lacing, the Bindings,
and Easy to Understand Detailed Instructions
(Please note additional items such as Sandpaper; square; ruler; pencil; scissors; knife; varnish and brushes, may be needed to complete the project and are not included in this kit.)
Sizes Available:(Small) 10"x48", (Medium) 11” x 54”, and (Large) 12"x60"
Surface Floatation Area: 645 sq. in.
Weight: 1.5 pounds or less per pair(lightweight)
Lacing: The unique tubular nylon lacing is immensely strong (1400# per strand!)
Bindings: Super "A" Bindings
Our bindings are strong, always flexible (even when wet or cold), won't stretch, decay or be eaten by rodents. The unique, common sense mounting angle (works for any traditional snowshoe) gives extraordinary lateral control so your boot always aims the snowshoe. This would be the binding we would reccommend for your own personnel snowshoes.
- Fits boots size up to mens/womens 13
- Will not stretch
- Made to work at below 0 temps
All snowshoe kits are made with proper 'snowshoe wood' - straight grain white ash. Snowshoes you make from our kits will truly be every bit as great. People tend to make snowshoes from kits not so much to save money (which you do, but it's a fringe benefit) as to have the satisfaction of making something fine.
"You choose a kit because something about making it seems right and intriguing and enjoyable to you."
The Ojibwa, with its pointed tail, highly efficient pointed toe and 'nesting' shape is a beautiful design that comes down to us from thousands of years of challenge and survival. It is strongly preferred by Canadian and US snowshoers and winter guides as the top design for beginners to start on, best for general day trips and for serious expeditions.
On Ojibwas you can be an expert in 20 minutes, without lessons, prior experience or special gear. For all snowshoe walking, your snowshoes need pointed tails-reliable rudders trailing lightly, keeping your shoe aimed straight ahead, assuring that your shoe will come down exactly where you intended.
The Ojibwa's pointed tail lets you move your foot straight ahead in a natural walking step. The Ojibwa's pointed toe acts like a boat's bow moving easily through the snow, letting you move your foot straight ahead in a natural and much easier motion. The pointed toe is much easier in brush. YOU aim the shoes where you want to go-through brush and grass and between saplings.
Ojibwa toes lay grass and plants aside (they don't mow them down)-easier on the plants and less work for you. Ojibwas 'nest.' At each step, the inward curves near toe and tail nest with each shoe's middle. Thus your walking stride is natural and comfortable, with your feet neither forced wide apart nor stretched out front-and-back.
Shipping & Handling: Free via UPS Ground/Fedex
Additional shipping charges to Guam, Alaska, Hawaii, and PR
Please contact us for an exact shipping quote.
Average Processing Time: 3 business days, Ships from MN