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It is a full sized sled. It is a sled that is not for you, but for alot of riders, between the cheap price respectfully to anything else out there, it is about perfect. Hell in 3-5 years I figure I wont have any need for speed. Most of my riding now is in the 40-60 range.
Jim, are you tone deaf? I don't have a problem with the size of the sled, in fact I'd fit just fine on it but I don't want a 400cc engine, or the narrow front end, or the cheap skid and shit shocks or the 121" track. Poo finally killed off their 121" this year.

Cat is offering three sleds with 600's for 2021 - and nothing with a skid less than 137" - while their competition is offering 600/650 129's and the Poo posse just got another new 129 with the Matryx.

but, whatever - I'll just keep riding my 128's and wait or eventually switch brands. ball is in their court.
As you are free to do. I have a 129 and a 137. Only sled I would sell is the 129. Has nothing on the 137. NOTHING!
 

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As you are free to do. I have a 129 and a 137. Only sled I would sell is the 129. Has nothing on the 137. NOTHING!
not even offering a 129" in any of their 'built to order' sleds with a skid they already have? they keep moving further from giving customers choices while the other two companies keep adding choices. heck, just offer the 129 or 127 in the Limited models and clear out all that old inventory.

dumb imo, but :whatever:
 

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As you are free to do. I have a 129 and a 137. Only sled I would sell is the 129. Has nothing on the 137. NOTHING!
not even offering a 129" in any of their 'built to order' sleds with a skid they already have? they keep moving further from giving customers choices while the other two companies keep adding choices. heck, just offer the 129 or 127 in the Limited models and clear out all that old inventory.

dumb imo, but <img src="http://www.hardcoresledder.com/forums/images/smilies/whatever.gif" border="0" alt="" title=":whatever:" class="inlineimg" />
Again why? There is LITERALLY NO DIFFERENCES! 4 " on the ground is not going to change anything important. Not having to make shorter rails saves money. Does not matter as the 129 is not coming back any time soon.
 

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Current sleds, 2020 ZR 6000 2,600 miles, 2013 XF1100 turbo 260 hp 7,200 miles, 98 ZR 500 hanging on wall with 15,600 miles, just sold 2008 XF 1000 6,800 miles, 2003 F7 7,200 miles, previous sleds 2005 XF 500 800 miles pooch, 1995 ZR 580 8,500 miles, 1993 Prowler 5,600 miles, 1990 Prowler 6,000 miles, 1979 jag 8,500 miles, before that Scorpions and Johnsons. Never had one back to a dealer to fix, tuff truck competitions, been drag racing a 65 Olds for 41 years. I build all my own stuff. YOU would be included in my saying "How old do I gotta get before you kids can keep up?" Between masterbation and cartoons I'm surprised you even have time to snowmobile.
Bud, you have no clue what I've done in my lifetime, just like I don't question yours. By the way how old are ya?
 

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Again why? There is LITERALLY NO DIFFERENCES! 4 " on the ground is not going to change anything important. Not having to make shorter rails saves money. Does not matter as the 129 is not coming back any time soon.
I don't know about that one, I don't think they are done with 129's
 

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Hey szledhead you wrote....

It's a nice kids sled. Anybody that likes them is someone that can only handle a kids sleds, doesn't have a lot of riding experience at all and when something needs repairs they make a phone call to a dealer and cry "fix my sled" instead of knowing what to fix. Or they are looking for a kids sled in general. Nothing wrong with that, just people shopping for a kids sled[/QUOTE]

Just before you posted that I stated I like the Blast, didn't think it was a kids sled and planed on getting an M to bomb around on. I took a few liberties as did you. 57.
 

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I'm 5' 10". 29 years old. Its not exactly just a kids sled... However its not a sled for full sized adults who do trail riding. Its 7/8th the size of a normal sled. My knees f#&king hurt after I rode it. There was no where for my knees to sit. And if I moved back to make room, my ergonomics were all wrong. It just didnt work well for me. Same with the other guy who is my size. Smaller riders liked it. Its quicker than I thought it would be. Its for sure fun. But ergonomics, I couldn't wait to get off of it on the trail. Its not a full sized adult sled. They guys who are normal sized who ordered one without riding it probably will not like it. At least if they plan on trail riding. Especially with bigger sleds. I would rather fork over 4 more grand to get a bigger sled imo. I'm 29 years old and have been riding every winter for the past 26 years. The sled its self is great, its surprisingly faster than I expected, its not a cheap kids sled. But a guy my height, it doesn't fit.
 

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This guy is 6'4. Seems to fit quite well.
Looks damn near the same despite what the HCS experts claim and that guy is 6'4" to boot.
Every review I've seen they do mention how super light it feels, some have said it feels even lighter than 400#. So I just keep what it'd be like with another 40# off with a muffler and no estart, it'd be really light
 

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This guy is 6'4. Seems to fit quite well.
Look closely at his knees. The top of that pannel sweeps back right at the top. And his knee is pointed into the pannel. Where the full sized sled his shins are resting on the entire pannel. Not kneeing the pannel. The reason he is sitting with his feet back is probably because its uncomfortable to sit with your feet forward like it is on the other sled. That part that sweeps back at the top of that pannel pushes into your knee joint if your feet are forward... That hurts... So you move your feet back and then your knee is pointing right into the pannel, which also hurts over bumps! I rode the sled.... It hurt my knees. It didn't fit me. Ive never had my knees hurt so bad after riding a sled. Thats just what I found when riding it. You may be different. But that was a few guys my size complained about. It feel fine sitting on it. But when riding over bumps. You feel it.
 

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This guy is 6'4. Seems to fit quite well.
Look closely at his knees. The top of that pannel sweeps back right at the top. That's where a taller persons knee sits. And it hurts when your moving! Not sitting there. I rode the sled.... It hurt my knees. It didn't fit me. Ive never had my knees hurt so bad after riding a sled. Thats just what I found when riding it. You may be different. But that was a few guys my size complained about. It feel fine sitting on it. But when riding over bumps. You feel it.
it is the same panels off of the ascender platform. Same seating position. Tuck your feet in and your knees dont hit. This guy in the pic said he fit just fine. arcticinsider.com article.
 

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Look closely at his knees. The top of that pannel sweeps back right at the top. And his knee is pointed into the pannel. Where the full sized sled his shins are resting on the entire pannel. Not kneeing the pannel. The reason he is sitting with his feet back is probably because its uncomfortable to sit with your feet forward like it is on the other sled. That part that sweeps back at the top of that pannel pushes into your knee joint if your feet are forward... That hurts... So you move your feet back and then your knee is pointing right into the pannel, which also hurts over bumps! I rode the sled.... It hurt my knees. It didn't fit me. Ive never had my knees hurt so bad after riding a sled. Thats just what I found when riding it. You may be different. But that was a few guys my size complained about. It feel fine sitting on it. But when riding over bumps. You feel it.
You give your honest opinion , but it says you ride Polaris, so you will be attacked for it. just the way it is with the new madcatter cheerleader.:mad::mad:
 

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it is the same panels off of the ascender platform. Same seating position. Tuck your feet in and your knees dont hit. This guy in the pic said he fit just fine. arcticinsider.com article.
Those look like the same pannels as the ascender panels, but they are not. The ascender platform doesnt have the swept back nub at the top of where your knees are. I see these sleds every day. Ive sat on them all. The ascender is comfortable. Your legs have room and can be rested on the pannel comfortably. Same with the riot and zr (the full sized ones). I rode back to back from the zr blast to the riot x 800. The riot x 800 had good leg room and did not beat up my knees. Its ergos fit way way better for an adult (as it should). That guy says he fit fine, it didnt feel fine when I rode it. I wouldnt own it only because the ergonomics, the rest of it is a fun sled. I truly WISH it could fit my size better on it. Or at least fit ME better on it. Ride a blast first before you buy it. Ride a regular zr or riot or ascender platform with it. Maybe then you can see what I feel.
 

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You give your honest opinion , but it says you ride Polaris, so you will be attacked for it. just the way it is with the new madcatter cheerleader.:mad::mad:
:bc: Yeah! When you love something its easier to accept its flaws. Arctic cat lovers will be the same. Except its not exactly a flaw, its just not a sled made for adults. Adults have their own sleds.
 

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it is the same panels off of the ascender platform. Same seating position. Tuck your feet in and your knees dont hit. This guy in the pic said he fit just fine. arcticinsider.com article.
Those look like the same pannels as the ascender panels, but they are not. The ascender platform doesnt have the swept back nub at the top of where your knees are. I see these sleds every day. Ive sat on them all. The ascender is comfortable. Your legs have room and can be rested on the pannel comfortably. Same with the riot and zr (the full sized ones). I rode back to back from the zr blast to the riot x 800. The riot x 800 had good leg room and did not beat up my knees. Its ergos fit way way better for an adult (as it should). That guy says he fit fine, it didnt feel fine when I rode it. I wouldnt own it only because the ergonomics, the rest of it is a fun sled. I truly WISH it could fit my size better on it. Or at least fit ME better on it. Ride a blast first before you buy it. Ride a regular zr or riot or ascender platform with it. Maybe then you can see what I feel.
Did you read the article in arctic insider? Stated they are the side panels off of the Ascender. Front frame? From ascender. Only true change is the tunnel. You must sot weird because I had plenty of knee room. At least as much as on my 6000. They also make pads for that area for riders like you I suspect.
 

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Most adult males will not purchase the Blast for them selves because we want POWER and a single cylinder 400 isn't going to cut it for an adult male. Maybe a 600 in this light sled would change a few guys opinion of purchasing one now you have POWER to weight ratio again. :fistpump2:

I can see this sled for the younger teenagers, fisherman, and ladies that don't want or need HP but want a new sled that has some warranty.

Maybe the LT for guys that have remote cabins that just want something to get through the deep snow and bring supplies in.

Ride what ever fits your budget and your likes, your the one paying for it who cares if its a 3/4 sized sled. :wall:
 

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Not everyone is like HCS people which seems to be largely city people that do snowmobile trips. Not everyone goes to a hotel or cabin to ride, some people live where they ride. Some people trap. Some people hunt in winter. Some people fish in the winter. Some people just want to get around their property in winter. Some people don't fit in your box of what you think all snowmobilers are.
I see the Blast as something everyone can ride, mom/dad, kids, grandparents, guests. Also a great sled for trappers and hunters and Backcountry people where a light sled can be really good for early season condition's especially like when my buddy's bearcat is falling through swamps, fishermen too. And three different models all with very different purposes. Oh yeah and it's NEW. Is it for most people buying a snowmobile? Show me one sled that is. The negativity for a new sled in a new segment is lame, the world is bigger than your city view.
Not everyone buys a sled to ride like an asshole on the trails.
 

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It's cool, it has it's market. It's a bit spendy for what you get, $6995 msrp, they would sell like hot cakes. Personally, I would like to try one out. I already know however, that I would never buy one, and I think it would get boring really quickly. But for what mnstang points out, it will be good. My guess it's comparable to a fan cooled sled, an older Indy Trail, or 570F Cat, as far as performance goes. I had a lot of fun on the Indy Trail I had, but I would be bored quickly on it now.
 
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