Cleats – no cleats – no go

  • Brittman
    Participant
    Posts: 1483
    #2250312

    With the snow gone, but the top of the ice a bit soft and definitely wet … what is each of you doing right now ?

    Cleats

    No Cleats

    No go

    glenn57
    Participant
    cold spring mn
    Posts: 9824
    #2250314

    Here in Itasca County still snow on the ice, 16-17 inches of ice. Maybe 5 inches of snow. ATV travel good

    Bearcat89
    Participant
    North branch, mn
    Posts: 16974
    #2250316

    Cleats 100 percent where I am right.

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    suzuki
    Participant
    Woodbury, Mn
    Posts: 17877
    #2250324

    Cleats

    Wildlifeguy
    Participant
    Posts: 278
    #2250328

    Had the opposite issue here on Red, had to move the portable to get out of the 6 inches of water pouring up my hole, getting a bit slushy in all the snow out here…

    Wildlifeguy
    Participant
    Posts: 278
    #2250329

    Damn near 20 inches of ice though…

    Hard Water Fan
    Participant
    Shieldsville
    Posts: 698
    #2250332

    Cleats. But I busted one last night. Not easy with only one.

    thalweg87
    Participant
    Eastern Iowa
    Posts: 128
    #2250355

    Cleats. A few years ago I went without, feet went out from under me and mashed the back of my head on the ice. Ended up knocked out, with a concussion and took a trip to the emergency room.

    MX1825
    Participant
    Posts: 2735
    #2250358

    Cleats

    OG Net_Man
    Participant
    Posts: 354
    #2250367

    Cleats – I have slipped and had some nasty falls but never on lake ice….

    Brittman
    Participant
    Posts: 1483
    #2250371

    Cleats today for the two of us definitely. Amazing how well they do on soft surface ice.

    Guys over aways were slipping.

    chuck100
    Participant
    Platteville,Wi.
    Posts: 2270
    #2250382

    cleats.

    buckybadger
    Participant
    Upper Midwest
    Posts: 6762
    #2250389

    Haven’t went a ton, but wore my yaktrax today. Things were soft enough on the top that it really wasn’t slick, rather slushy. If we do get a night again with a hard freeze they’ll be a 100% necessity the next morning

    AK Guy
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    Posts: 1206
    #2250391

    Back to my Korker boots with studs. Getting a little bit slick out there.

    Bass Pundit
    Participant
    8m S. of Platte/Sullivan Lakes, Minnesocold
    Posts: 1504
    #2250421

    I made it out on the lake today just fine without, but by mid-morning, I put some on.

    candiru
    Participant
    Posts: 14
    #2250430

    Cleats. A few years ago I went without, feet went out from under me and mashed the back of my head on the ice. Ended up knocked out, with a concussion and took a trip to the emergency room.

    I actually bought a snowboard helmet. Cleats don’t seem to be a sure thing.

    KwickStick
    Participant
    At the intersection of Pools 6 & 7
    Posts: 595
    #2250437

    I never take my cleats off of my boots. I ride to and from the lake in crocks.

    weedis
    Participant
    Sauk Rapids, MN
    Posts: 910
    #2250449

    Cleats, they were handy yesterday on the lake.

    CaptainMusky
    Participant
    Posts: 17614
    #2250455

    Back to my Korker boots with studs. Getting a little bit slick out there.

    Same. They are great boots but a real pita to get off.

    TOM
    Participant
    Posts: 194
    #2250485

    Cleats for traction and safety. One little slip can ruin the entire season or worse.

    Bearcat89
    Participant
    North branch, mn
    Posts: 16974
    #2250486

    I watched my kid fall 4 times yesterday without cleats because he was to lazy to put them on. He then put them on and was golden. It is slick. And he was being stubborn so I let him learn the hard way.

    Rodwork
    Participant
    Farmington, MN
    Posts: 3577
    #2250611

    Cheats yesterday for me. Well I always use cheats. One can just walk so much faster with them and I had my uncle slip and hit his head. They also get your feet a little off the ice and they stay warmer. Not that we needed it yesterday.

    Charles
    Participant
    Posts: 1770
    #2250649

    Cleats wait until you get a dusting of snow and you have to walk back without cleats. NOT FUN lol

    grizzlyhackle
    Participant
    Montana
    Posts: 78
    #2250805

    Never leave without my Kahtoolas

    Steven Krapfl
    Participant
    Springville, Iowa
    Posts: 1498
    #2250806

    My Kahtoola Micro Spikes are left on my Baffins pretty much all year. But they are real nice when there’s no snow on the ice.

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