Curious what mountain sled you had ?My fear is this. Had a mountain sled once and it was awesome at sidehilling and deep powder riding. Problem was could not do anything else. We would backcountry ride for a few hours take off to get lunch or fuel hit the trail and id be left in the snow dust. Rode like a tank couldnt steer and suspension was horrible. I know these new sleds have night and day better suspension than that sled which has got me wondering if i should try it again. In michigan technical offtrail riding its 100% the rider.
Because you mention about riding being 100% the rider. My buddy had a sks 155 with 2.6” track , I have an assault and he’s hard to keep up with on the trail. Rips that sled 80mph no problem and on tight trails