I just tried my new Direct Mount Race snowshoes and Wow! WOW!! WOW!!! These are so much fun!!!! So light, incredible grip, decent float if the snow's not too deep (though that's not what they're intended for...) and incredibly fast! I just took these running on Buttermilk in Aspen, Colorado, and I have never run so fast, or had so much fun on a pair of snowshoes. Today I'm recovering, as I am so sore from having so much fun. The Direct Mounting was a little intimidating, but they were easier to install than I thought, and since I have a worldwide self-help show, www.InspireNationShow.com I will be telling the world about these.