Broken Snowshoes? Not a problem for 3D printing!

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While out snowshoeing this weekend I was having trouble with my straps, they kept coming loose and causing the one shoe to come off. So after the second time this happened I got to my knee and began re-tightening the strap and while I pulled the strap tight the pressure was enough for the metal bolt and nut to rip through the rubber harness. So Sid decided to fix it using our hobby-level 3D printer the Creatr. He designed and 3D printed two adapters that would fit on either side of the rubber and act as a clamp, holding the broken rubber together while¬†simultaneously holding the srap in place allowing you to tighten it once again. We can’t wait to try these out in the field!

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