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Old 01-10-2020, 09:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, Up in Tug Hill area yesterday, and it was packed. There was something going on, like 50% or more of the riders were standing up??? trails were smooth as glass, what is going on? All I here about is that one brand or another didn't come out with a new chassis or suspension, and the other half is talking about how great there suspension is, do your even need any if you standing up? I can see in the real ruff stuff but not on smooth trails! Tucker Hibbert would ride Tug sitting down, I think we need more cross country races televised so people can see how they should ride, Not like snow cross racers that are riding a quarter mile track with 20+ foot jumps! Well to each there own, but just a heads up, I'll be the one passing you sitting down!!
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Old 01-10-2020, 09:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm assuming they were standing on their 163" sled with the 3" lug?
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Most with a group of 5-10, all on XRS's, all wearing head to toe X Team/XPS Racing gear, throttle blipping in the middle of the trail? Sounds about right.
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In the last 2 years we've had 4 riders injured while standing and trail riding, a couple more whacked a few tree branches while standing..
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Spot on. Bigger bumps harder hits , ass off the seat in squatted position (attack position) this lets the sled move and be loose under your budy also second suspension in legs, no death grip on bars ,let the sled do it’s job. The rest sitting down . Turning sitting down ass halfway off seat , inside knee out past, around body work , head low around bodywork pushed up towards inside ski spindle -outside leg out of toe hook leg on seat knee hinged on edge of seat and tunnel to keep you from falling off sled to the inside do to extreme lean angle. That is how to go fast. All these straight stand up guys watch to much snow cross on tv (big hits big jumps slow overall speed slow cornering speeds.) the other one is the rider who sits on sled and thier idea of performance riding means sitting in middle of seat body full upright and just tilting head left or right depending on which way they are turning. I’ve told these tourists types they have to lean they say they do in thier mind tilting head is leaning. It’s unbelievable the lack of intuition and skill most riders have. Good post by the OP .
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I'm assuming they were standing on their 163" sled with the 3" lug?
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Most with a group of 5-10, all on XRS's, all wearing head to toe X Team/XPS Racing gear, throttle blipping in the middle of the trail? Sounds about right.
Yeah, about right.
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Haha I stand up every now and then even if the trails are flat. Sometimes it’s nice to stretch out the legs or feel the wind blowing on ya. We aren't all old, fat and lazy and don’t need to sit every second of the ride.
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