Yeah it is pretty stupid. The only time that I do this is just when I start it up and move the sled into the garage. I just can't ride it 30 feet into the garage!! I have to take a little zip around the yard before I park it. I do the same thing with my dirtbike. These firecats love to get air! I have gotten some impressive air on my F5 this winter. The snopro suspension is great. I have gotten over 10' of air for about 60' in distance so far and just keep pushing it further. I am going to have to take my photog with me next week and get some good photos for you guys. This time I will make sure that I have my bucket on!!!
You call that Photoshop? i can send you all of the images in a row that was taken with my digital camera! There is a series of about 5 of them. I did use photoshop to sharpen the image. Thats it. I am a professional photographer and thats what a 4,000.00 digital image looks like. B)
Very nice looking sled! I'm guilty of bombing around the yard with out a helmet too. But, after last weekend...that won't happen anymore. My son and I were on the outside of town...coming down the trail on the side of the road. We're talking less than 15 mph! A rock jumped under the right from ski, and off I went...smacked my head on the telephone we were passing, and damn near knocked myself out. Not to mention that I caught the tail light in the chest. He was just giving me a ride back to the house...so I jumped on the back of the firecat. I'm so glad that I had that helmet on!!
I've been around the yard a few times with my helmet too. Its risky buisness. We decided to launch off a couple snow banks so I went first, (no helmet on). The highest part of the snowbank was o the right and it looked like I could get some pretty good air off it so I punched it as I hit the snowbank the right ski slid right off the side of it making my sled pitch to the right in mid air, when I landed I fell face first in the snow. I just got a little cold but if that was a rock insted of a snow drift I wouldn't have been so lucky...
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