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|01-17-2020, 07:56 AM||#31 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2019
Current Sled(s): xrs 900t
Favorite Riding Area: The County
17-18 Mileage: 5700
Riding Since: 5
|01-17-2020, 08:13 AM||#32 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Current Sled(s): 2019 Ski Doo Summit 154
Previous Sled(s): 2016 Polaris RMK 155
Location: Sanford, Maine
Favorite Riding Area: Rangeley
19-20 Mileage: 2
18-19 Mileage: 1200
17-18 Mileage: 1200
Riding Since: 1997
TY, 900turbo, Heading up this afternoon, can't wait to check it all out.
|01-17-2020, 08:33 AM||#33 (permalink)|
Super Advanced Member
Join Date: Mar 2014
Current Sled(s): 18 SKS 146", 19 ASSAULT 850, 17 Voyageur 155"
Previous Sled(s): 2015 Pro-S 800, 2013 Pro-R 800, 2010 Rush 600, 1995 XLT 600
Favorite Riding Area: Western Mountains of Maine
18-19 Mileage: 1500
17-18 Mileage: 1365
16-17 Mileage: 1400
Riding Since: 1980
I've owned 120's and also 155's. I currently ride a 144". Guys that wreck trails spinning come from all the different models of sleds. It's where you throttle hard. I sometimes ride in a pack of sleds with differing size tracks and paddles. What I've seen is the smaller paddle shorter tracks spin much harder to get up hills fish tailing all the way. A simple way to understand this is smaller tracks with smaller paddles spin more to get traction. "YES" a long track 155 guy that's throttling hard just for the sake of tearing shit up of course will tear shit up. Nobody has to ride this way. We can all be conscious of keeping trails in better condition by thinking about the trail when we grab a handful of throttle. Doesn't really matter what size track you have in my opinion. One of the guys I ride with used to have a short track 120 with a 1.25" paddle and I can say that on the steep hills his sled would do much more damage than us guys with mid sized tracks and slightly taller lugged tracks. I've also found that when riding the shorties it becomes easy to develop a riding style where you can blow the tighter corners sideways when riding aggressively. The longer the track the harder this riding style becomes to ride this way.
It's the throttle jockeys that tear shit up and not so much the type of sled they're riding. Most riders could be more couscous of where they use the heavy thumb action. As I've gotten older I've taken better care of the trails with my riding style. When I was younger I have to admit the trail was my playground and I'd often rip the shit out of them.
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