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    Posted: Oct/25/2015 at 2:58pm
Winter is almost here and with it comes slippery steps, at least for some of the members. The door I use most of the time, has a wooden deck off it and lots of wooden steps.

Every year I do the windmill dance a couple times, slipping on those steps. I found a product that I hope will stop that from happening and installed a bunch of these today,

http://www.cgsgripstrip.com/product_info.html

If you have wooden stairs that get slippery, these might help keep you a little safer.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stevie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/25/2015 at 3:47pm
These look great, Bailey.  I will see if the company would like to advertise their product with us-----falling on ice is the biggest fears I have when we spend a lot of time during winter driving and walking and living in some pretty tough conditions for months on end.  Thank you for this!!!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rocken Roni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/25/2015 at 5:27pm
You are going to have to keep your stairs or deck clear of snow for them to work. A girlfriend of mine has these and she just complains about the spaces in them that they get filled and don't work very well but like I say you have to keep them free of snow. I hope they work for you as we really need a product that works like this if they do what they say you do. Thanks for the link Bailey. Let us know how you make out.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Merlin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/25/2015 at 5:32pm
I am so glad we don't get snow here - or much frost either
 
I have a problem lots of people with multi-focal or bi-focal lenses have and that is walking downstairs or stepping onto a going-down escalator. There is a blind spot caused by our lenses - I can't see my feet when going downstairs unless I lean forward holding onto a hand-rail and being extremely careful
 
I'm not alone
 
So slippery steps would be worse - at least I don't have to worry about steps at home either - but in the airport - I had crowds and steps and going-down escalators
 
Slight change of subject I guess - but you have warned me that if I do find myself with slippery steps that it will be time to find something like that.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bailey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/26/2015 at 3:51am
I know they won't be any good if they're covered in snow. I have the most trouble when the steps are icy versus snowy.

I won't have any accumulation of snow for at least a month, probably two. But almost every morning from now till spring, I do have frost. That's when I find steps the worst, a frosty layer on top of wooden steps.

It seems as soon as I lift one foot up to go up or down a step, the other foot wants to slide right off the step it's on. I feel certain these will prevent that problem.

I do realize they won't work snow covered :)

Stevie, I wondered if they might be an advertising possibility. Maybe if you send them a letter, include a link to this thread.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stevie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/26/2015 at 7:45am
Great idea Bailey!!!

Will send a link. And you are right----walking on snow isn't the issue. It's the frost/ice that gets us. I know after a bad slip a couple of years ago on ice that lead to a broken wrist.

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Thanks for posting these. I don't have stairs I use outside, but when I do, I will remember these!
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