Skis for trail riding - HCS Snowmobile Forums

Indy (AXYS Platform) This is a brand-specific forum. Posts on this forum are assumed to be questions aimed at similar model owners, and are not looking for comments of a sarcastic or "bashing" nature. Please be aware that if you violate this policy you are in danger of losing your posting privileges on this website.The calling out or posting of another members personal information IE phone number or address is prohibited.

Like Tree3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-27-2019, 07:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 15
Default Skis for trail riding

Hey guys.
What skis are you using on the polaris 850 Indy for extreme trail. I'm looking at moving away from pro steer and going to C&A skis.

What's you thoughts
850 club is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-27-2019, 08:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
NDN
Super Advanced Member
 
NDN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 649
Current Sled(s): 2019 XC 850 Indy & CAT 2016 800 HC
Location: MICH
Favorite Riding Area: U.P. MICH
18-19 Mileage 1500
17-18 Mileage: 1200
16-17 Mileage: 1800
15-16 Mileage: 1450
Default

I'm personally happy with stocks, but I'm only gonna so fast anyway. The extra $$$ spent on aftermarket could/would go toward gas, oil & other..... pleasures. JMO
Hannibal802 likes this.
NDN is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2019, 09:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
Super Advanced Member
 
Deephaven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,773
Current Sled(s): 2017 Assault
Location: Minneapolis
Favorite Riding Area: Closest place with snow
Age: 40
Default

What bugs you about your current skis? No free lunch with skis, really pertinent to pick the ones that behave like you want. After trying most, I have Powder Pros on my Assault. For me it was the least effort without push, doesn't hurt they are super predictable.
Deephaven is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 08-28-2019, 04:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
Super Advanced Member
 
letsirkdor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2,096
Current Sled(s): '16 prox sb
Previous Sled(s): '12 rush '09 D8, 06 600 sb, 07 D7, 03 Pro X 7, and many more
Location: Mayfield, NY
Age: 35
Riding Since: 1988
Default

If you are having handling issues, try playing with your set up first. If you can't get what you want that way then I would start looking into aftermarket skis. I find the stickers quite good with a set of shaper bars for the varying conditions we get. Hard pack, to powder, to mashed potatoes in the same day sometimes.
letsirkdor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2019, 05:50 AM   #5 (permalink)
Super Advanced Member
 
northstarrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 9,422
Default

pro steers suck. mohawks, powder pro, grippers, or c&a are way better.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Northstar Performance Products
Stage 1,2,3 clutch kits
Oil tank vent kits
Doo T-Stat bypass kits
Rush/Axys A-Arm bushing kits
550 fan upgrade kit

Our products have been race tested and proven all across North America!

Authorized dealer for
SLP
RK-Tek
WPS
US Chrome
Thunder Products
Automatic Distributors
Venom/Team Ind.
Redline Oil
Klotz Racing Synthetics
K100
northstarrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2019, 06:12 AM   #6 (permalink)
Super Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 240
Default

I have been told many times that grippers are better skis for a 17assoult. Question is, do grippers have same bolt pattern as the pro steers for carbides???
cmi.michigan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2019, 12:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
Super Advanced Member
 
county line's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 367
Current Sled(s): 2019 SBA 850
Previous Sled(s): 2004 venture 700 2005 renegade 800 2012 mxzx 800 2013 BCX
Location: Mount Uniacke Nova Scotia
Favorite Riding Area: Ellershouse/ Bowater
18-19 Mileage 3800km
17-18 Mileage: 3000 km
16-17 Mileage: 1800 km
15-16 Mileage: 500
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cmi.michigan View Post
I have been told many times that grippers are better skis for a 17assoult. Question is, do grippers have same bolt pattern as the pro steers for carbides???
The grippers use a different carbide and rubber. Happy with mine for on/ off trail.
__________________
Here we go again...
county line is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2019, 05:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
Super Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 259
Current Sled(s): 17' SBA 800 1.3
Location: DeKalb Il
Favorite Riding Area: U.P. Michigan
Riding Since: 1970
Default

The grippers don't bite as hard on trail. 2 assaults, both with stud boy carbides, on same trails, I prefer prosteer, but not a huge difference. Grippers are way better off trail
sleddog66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2019, 11:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 15
Default

Prosteer push to much in the corner. If you add a ton more ski pressure to help the front is to heavy on the chatter bumps. Prosteer also wear to much on the front carbide. So looking for more without adding to much ski pressure.

The sled setup is spot on. Takes chatter bumps with a breeze. Big bumps great and ski lift under power is reduced. Just need bite at high speed corners
850 club is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2019, 01:21 AM   #10 (permalink)
Super Advanced Member
 
Snowsledder6SB's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 257
Current Sled(s): 2012 Switchback 600, 2019 SBA 800
Previous Sled(s): 89 Indy 400, 03 ZL550, 04 Switchback 600, 09 Switchback 600
Location: VT
Favorite Riding Area: The County and Western Maine
Riding Since: 1996
Default

Highly recommend shimming both the Prosteer and Gripper. Even carbide wear, flatter bite in the turns, and keeps the ski tips up when skis come off the ground.
apodach and opnwhl17 like this.
Snowsledder6SB is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:33 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.