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I wore a pair of Puma TrailFoxs which are a specific trail shoe. I was still very carefull on the sharp corners but they are better than mudclaws on tarmac. They are also very very good on wet grass and again I would say better than mudclaws. I quite often where them for proper fell races I wore them at Beacon Batch and crook peak for example last year.
Ouch!! Your gonna have some good carpet burns:-) I swear by Soloman Speed Cross!!
Paul I think it may be some time before I can get carpet burns ;o)
Sounds painful. Hope it gets better quickly.
Cheers Mike. Nice pic in CompassSport!
Ha ha thanks. It's just missing Paul!
Made me cringe reading that. Get well soon mate. When you do these are the trail shoes I swear by - reasonable on tarmac, not totally useless orienteering. http://www.decathlon.co.uk/EN/diosaz-raid-500-6786...
Unlucky, funny how last time I did this with you we laughed at the guy telling us it was a bit slippy. Need some proper net access to update my log...I am training, honest!
Yes unlucky mate. Those mudclaws, not good in the wet at all are they? Except wet mud maybe. Problem is that the studs are too hard and plasticy so with a bit of lube they might as well be slicks. Walsh, VJ or Swoop studs are much more rubbery so perform much better in the wet. Very similar to my Michelin Pilot Sport II's on the Schnitz... only somewhat cheaper per pair.
I bought a pair of mudclaws early this year and first tried them in a proper forest - Grizedale. One word - dangerous. Never fallen over more. I've used them once since then, somewhere completely devoid of rock (New Forest) but to be brutally honest only cos I forgot to pack any other shoe that day. Let's face it, they're rubbish.
Have you thought about sueing the race organisers?
Did they not warn you it was slippery :)
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