Rob, I have to disagree with you on that statement based on my experience with precision skis. I had regular AC skis with stock carbides on( new as the sled was brand new) and the first ride I took to break in the sled was on a lake with smooth, hard ice. I have 120 carbide studs and I could turn my skis any way I wanted and had little impact on direction. My son-in-law had a new doo with precision skis and studs and had to be careful not to spin out as the skis were so aggressive. Based on that experience I ended up getting some precision skis for my sled and found that I could back way off of my spring settings and still have plenty of turning power. My feeling is that as the ski is turned, the inside carbides are driven into the ice making the skis much more aggressive. I have an 800, not a firecat so I can't speak to that sleds handling but I would think the reaction would be similar.Originally posted by rob@Jan 23 2003, 09:52 AM
any dual carbide won't be as good on ice, as the weight on the ski is then split between the two 'bides, resulting in less penetration.