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  1. #2826
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    Im adjusting the subject of full face helmets. I do take it off. When I put it back on my goggles fog up. Cold air and sweat. Helmets don't have enough air vents.

    Most pros don't take their helmets off and I can see why. I can't keep it on and get unstuck like they do. Fuckers must not sweat.

  2. #2827
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    Yeah to helmets, i need to be better about that.
    The first thing i do when I’m getting unstuck is go down to shirt sleeves. I cook so fast, then fill with rage.
    I’ve done the tricky riding bits in the past, and should have this time too- thankfully it all worked out ok.
    2000 rmk 700, pristine before the event. Now ready for some reductionist mods, gonna try taking off the sway bars.


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    Gravity always wins...

  3. #2828
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    Sep 2010
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    Great advice to have a dedicated full face helmet for sledding. I also have trouble breathing when getting unstuck, even without the winter kit, so it usually comes off when things get hot.
    And you’re not learning how to ride if you’re not getting stuck. But on the forestry road to the skintrack is nit the place to practice! Was out reviewing some areas today, well below treeline about 30km into the woods. Punched a trail up across a large creek at a pulled bridge, and got nice and buried on an old winter-built road that is mostly reforested. Damn sugar from cold dry spell made for a difficult dig out, but now the contract crews have a trail to get in with the trail sleds.
    If father’s heart surgery goes well tomorrow, and Ullr finally smiles on us Thursday, I might even get out into the alpine this weekend.

  4. #2829
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    Oct 2009
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    First ride on the sled and oh boy it's a new level of fun. Explored alot of new terrain that wasn't possible on the 13 Summit.

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  5. #2830
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    Thanks for all the tips. GF crushed the side by side tandem in ski boots and the skiing after.

  6. #2831
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    Quote Originally Posted by nortonwhis View Post
    Thanks for all the tips. GF crushed the side by side tandem in ski boots and the skiing after.
    FKNA. Sounds like she’s a keeper, so instead of a ring get her her own sled!

  7. #2832
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCMtnHound View Post
    FKNA. Sounds like she’s a keeper, so instead of a ring get her her own sled!
    Perhaps the best advice I've seen given in this thread.

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  8. #2833
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    First time running out of gas today. 36 miles to kill 9+ gallons? Too much fun. Buddy got a can from the truck. I detailed the sled while waiting


  9. #2834
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCMtnHound View Post
    FKNA. Sounds like she’s a keeper, so instead of a ring get her her own sled!
    Thats the plan

  10. #2835
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    Quote Originally Posted by simple View Post
    First time running out of gas today. 36 miles to kill 9+ gallons? Too much fun. Buddy got a can from the truck. I detailed the sled while waiting

    That's alot of wot to burn that much fuel, sounds like a good day.

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  11. #2836
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    First wound on the new sled, found a nice stump hiding under the snow.


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  12. #2837
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    Yo mags, I got my first couple tastes of snowmobiling/ sled skiing recently and can't get it out of my head...I'm thinking about making the plunge. For various reasons, I'm thinking about going the new route and refreshing my setup every couple years.

    I've been looking at mainly Summits given this is what most my friends ride...I'm thinking I want the larger engine/ larger track for off-the-trail ski access. What's a good-end-of-the-season price (ballpark) for a Summit SP 850?

    Thanks in advance.

  13. #2838
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    Quote Originally Posted by RYAN13 View Post
    Yo mags, I got my first couple tastes of snowmobiling/ sled skiing recently and can't get it out of my head...I'm thinking about making the plunge. For various reasons, I'm thinking about going the new route and refreshing my setup every couple years.

    I've been looking at mainly Summits given this is what most my friends ride...I'm thinking I want the larger engine/ larger track for off-the-trail ski access. What's a good-end-of-the-season price (ballpark) for a Summit SP 850?

    Thanks in advance.
    u can buy one right now in Canada for $13k stock.

    2019 Ski-Doo Summit® SP 850 E-TEC ES 165 PowderMax Light 3.0 Black. Thats pretty much what you want to slay the sled ski. 3inch track and perfect tunnel length for deep pow and boondocking. Add in some belly protection and better shocks and your rocking for 14K. Thats like 10KUSD

  14. #2839
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    Some sled slutting above arrow lake on sunday. Managed to still find some really nice snow in the sun.

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    www.skevikskis.com Check em out!

  15. #2840
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    Quote Originally Posted by el hefe View Post
    Some sled slutting above arrow lake on sunday. Managed to still find some really nice snow in the sun.

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    Is that quest? I have that exact same picture in what I'm guessing is the same spot. But I guess there are multiple places to get that shot hahah

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  16. #2841
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    Nope. Arrow lake, not Shuswap.
    www.skevikskis.com Check em out!

  17. #2842
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    Quote Originally Posted by el hefe View Post
    Nope. Arrow lake, not Shuswap.
    That's funny, I'll try and find the picture

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  18. #2843
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  19. #2844
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    Quote Originally Posted by whipski View Post
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    That looks like an awkward way to go. Groomed road the whole way?

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  20. #2845
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashidy View Post
    That looks like an awkward way to go. Groomed road the whole way?

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    Poor guy getting towed, I bet his arms were tired lol. If you're gonna tow a skier at least use a bike tire folded over like a sling around his butt and run the rope through a biner connecting the tube ends.

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  21. #2846
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    Spring came one month early this year to northern Finland. Notice hitech ski carry system. Costs less than a beer in a bar and has been working perfectly for this season

    Lähetetty minun FIG-LX1 laitteesta Tapatalkilla

  22. #2847
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    Braap!!!! Good times in the Monashees. Thats a wrap for the year.
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  23. #2848
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    Still winter in my area

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  24. #2849
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    Couple of days up high. Not too disappointed. Got 2km from the truck stopped to secure loads on the sleds. My buddy on a rented 850 couldn't start the sled. Long fucking day, score a point for having my inreach. Texted guy and after a bunch of back and forth had a different sled to take up. Would come to find out it blew the top end. 2000km on a 19 850 doo.
    Ended up with some blue sky and new snow. Buddy did well tandeming and making it down on his own without nailing rocks. I might be done for the sled season after that trip.

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  25. #2850
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    Apr 2004
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    So I am back in Whistler next winter, I need to change up how I haul my sled around. Our place in Creeksid has underground parking, but the space we have is not big enough for our 2008 Tacoma double cab with the sled in the back, it is to long and to wide. I can park it outside, but spots are limited so no guarantee I can get one, last time I ended up renting an underground spot in the village, but that meant we ended up with two vehicles and I want to avoid that. So thinking I need to downsize the truck. Going back a generation in the Tacoma, or a Ford Ranger they are quite a bit narrower, If I could find a regular cab I’d save a couple of feet in length, Issue becomes that those trucks GVWR is quite a bit less than the new gen Tacoma, but I have seen plenty of old Tacoma’s running around Whistler with sleds, and it appears that they are (just) capable of handling the weight. Thinking I could change one of these to a flat deck and save a bit more weight, as well as end up with something specifically designed for a sled.

    What I really want is one of these: Toyota HiAce, but they are as rare as hens teeth compared to the usual kei trucks

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    Any other suggestions?

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