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Old 12-13-2012, 04:50 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I have a bad back too, this fall I just picked up a REV for the upright seating position.
We'll see how it goes
I hear they're real comfy for shorter - medium hieght guys, under lets say 5'10", but they're a really bad fit for taller guys

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Old 12-13-2012, 05:41 PM   #22 (permalink)
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The smoothest riding stock sled is the Ski-Doo XP GSX SE with the Air Control Suspension, plus suspension adjustment for trail conditions is just button push away; no need to stop and adjust. Just let your thumb do the work.

Any other recommendation is just blind brand loyalty.
So you ride a doo, and you recommend a doo, but everyone else is just blindly recommending their brand?... Am I the only one seeing the irony here?
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:49 PM   #23 (permalink)
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im 14 and my back is already messed up. Ride sleds and bikes fast I cant get up and its painful but its what I love
so ride on
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:53 PM   #24 (permalink)
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So you ride a doo, and you recommend a doo, but everyone else is just blindly recommending their brand?... Am I the only one seeing the irony here?
I did not recommend a sled brand... but rather a suspension that that can mount into any brand sled he may have and still offer pehaps the most plush ride available today when adjusted properly.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:19 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Back in 99 at the age of 19 I was a pretty serious motorcycle accident. In the hospital for 9 months and a wheel chair for 2 years. The least of my worries were two fused vertabraes. So back pain is something I've learned to live with. Spent a bit of time on a newer rev. Did feel fine, but to be honest not enough seat time to really give you an honest opinion. My first sled was a 08 F1000 sno pro(Twin spar chassis) Seating arrangement good but sled really stiff and not setup for my style and comfort of riding. The wifes 08 f5 LXR... an absolute dream. Seriously! No problem running 300 miles a day. And to be quite honest, if you don't ride lakes alot and strech out the engines the differance from machine to machine power wise is obsolete. You find your self a nice low mileage 08-11 f series in LXR trim and you will love it, especially after a long ride.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:13 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Another vote for something with a track 136" and up. Huge difference in ride over a shorty.
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I'll take my Yamaha Apex over any other sled out there for a smooth ride. It all depends what kind of trails you are riding and how your sled is set up!


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Seriously though, my vote would be a Twin Spar as well.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:28 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I'll take my Yamaha Apex over any other sled out there for a smooth ride. It all depends what kind of trails you are riding and how your sled is set up!


Spare me the BS. I'm not bashing, but Yamaha & smooth ride don't belong in the same sentence. I ride with 2 die hard Yami guys, newer Apex, and Nytro, fit and finish, I think they have the best sleds out there, the ride of it leaves a lot to be desired, not to mention they are always "adjusting" & "tweaking" their machines. I have plenty of miles on both on normal trail riding and lakes, which is all we ride. Have you been on a twin spar?

Btw, I could give a fuck about brand loyalty. I've owned all 4.
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So you ride a doo, and you recommend a doo, but everyone else is just blindly recommending their brand?... Am I the only one seeing the irony here?
Dude, look at my signature. I own Ski-Doos, Cat, and Yamaha, and I have owned 3 Polaris. I am not brand loyal. I ride the best sleds I can find for the money, that suit my current needs.

The OP asked for the smoothest riding sled. Read the snowmobile magazines and watch the on-line reviews. They say that the XP GSX SE with the Air Control Suspension is the smoothest riding sled.

We are not talking the fastest, the lightest, the best mogul masher, we are talking smoothest riding.
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I have rode a Z 1 Jaquar, whether its a twin spar or whatever it is it rides like a hay wagon with steel wheels. Doesn't compare at all.
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Spare me the BS. I'm not bashing, but Yamaha & smooth ride don't belong in the same sentence. I ride with 2 die hard Yami guys, newer Apex, and Nytro, fit and finish, I think they have the best sleds out there, the ride of it leaves a lot to be desired, not to mention they are always "adjusting" & "tweaking" their machines. I have plenty of miles on both on normal trail riding and lakes, which is all we ride. Have you been on a twin spar?

Btw, I could give a fuck about brand loyalty. I've owned all 4.
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