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Old 09-10-2019, 09:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys just purchased a brand new non current 850 assault, just wondering how the pro steer skis are or should I bolt on the c and a xtp’s I have on the shelf right away? Thanks
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Old 09-10-2019, 01:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've heard mixed reviews on the stock skis. Guys at SnowTrax say they're are awesome but you may want to put a longer carbide on them. I have friends who don't like the stock skis and swap them right out. I'm going to ride for about a month before I decide.
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Old 09-10-2019, 04:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I thought the pro steers were terrible. The darting was unsafe for me in pretty standard conditions. In firm conditions it was unrideable. I tried taking pressure off the skis with the front track shock. No success.

I went with C&A XCS skis. No more darting but significantly more force required to turn. Its like being on rails now. Point and go. This season I am going to work on reducing the ski pressure a bit.
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Hey guys just purchased a brand new non current 850 assault, just wondering how the pro steer skis are or should I bolt on the c and a xtp’s I have on the shelf right away? Thanks
I put a Woody's navigator and sharp bar 6'' and is better handling
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Thanks, I think I’ll try the stockers first and see what I think then swap out for the c and a’s
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I switched to Polaris Grippers...much better ski for the Assault. The C&A’s should be an improvement as well.
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Stock skis are fine, but push easy. Pro Steers are not particularly prone to darting or tracking, but they have a hard time turning when you ride aggressively. Longer carbides help, but I prefer a more aggressive ski on mine.
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Should look into the Kimpex Stealth skis!!! Best bang for the buck out there!!
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My SBA (international version) came stock with Grippers, works great across conditions.

I found Pro-steers to work just fine on my Adventure for trail use, but didn't care much for them offtrail or in looser conditions. They also wear out fast at the front of the keel if not shimmed. Better carbides should help also
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My SBA (international version) came stock with Grippers, works great across conditions.

I found Pro-steers to work just fine on my Adventure for trail use, but didn't care much for them offtrail or in looser conditions. They also wear out fast at the front of the keel if not shimmed. Better carbides should help also
You are so lucky to be able to get Grippers from the factory. The SBA should at least have the option for Grippers if you are Sno-Checking. Polaris why don't you do this!?

Grippers shimed and 6" carbide shaper bars is prime on SBA.

I shimed the Pro Steers with 6" carbide Woody's on my SB Adventure and that works good on trail.
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