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Your club has been out cutting trees off of the trails, checking bridges and installing culverts, repairing gates and cleaning parking lots. They’ve been brush cutting and clearing, making sure signs and trail markers are visible and safe. Even those outhouses—you know, the ones that save you from a truly embarrassing trailside accident after three gas station burritos—even those need to be cleaned, repaired and stocked by somebody.
BoonDocker has revealed to Mountain Sledder that its popular Sidekick pump gas turbo kit is now fully developed, tested and available to owners of the MY2018 Arctic Cat Mountain Cat, Sno Pro and M models. The Arctic Cat turbo kit is designed to work with the manufacturer’s new C-TEC2 engine to produce improved power across the entire spectrum of engine speeds.
Due to an overwhelming number of close calls involving snowmobilers last season, Avalanche Canada presentations at snowmobile shows this fall will focus on the lessons learned from sledders who are fortunate to be alive. The intent of re-telling these stories is not only to examine the mistakes made, but highlight avalanche awareness and introduce available resources to help ensure safe backcountry sledding.
Enter BRP with its Rotax Electric Rotax Electric Powerpack Kart. Although it’s unlikely that the power-to-weight and low cost of the internal combustion engine will be matched anytime soon, taking all factors—societal pressure, emissions, supply of fuel, etc—into account, its days are likely numbered.
Like most spring days, as the hour hand moved past noon the deep, almost-pow turned closer to the consistency of wet cement. Clint and I kept going. It wasn’t really any harder to move with my 165”, but Miller was full pin everywhere on his 146”. We made pulls through the trees, sidehills, popped off pillows of snow and rode some fun creekbeds to end the day.
Historically, turbo induction upgrade kits have not achieved mainstream adoption for a number of reasons. 1) They were expensive and are difficult to install, 2) they demanded specialized knowledge to be able to tune and maintain, 3) they were unreliable and 4) they required expensive race and/or aviation fuel to run, which was prohibitive for many riders. …
If BoonDocker were a hockey team instead of a snowmobile aftermarket performance company, you’d think they are gearing up for a run at the Stanley Cup. The BoonDocker roster has been rounded out with the signing of a couple of snowmobile industry heavyweights this off-season.
A renovation to the Eagle Pass Fire Lookout performed by volunteers is in danger of being torn down, after Forest Recreation Officers in Vernon and Cranbrook have told local officials that the building returned to its ruined state because an application to restore the historic tower was not filed and the renovation not approved, despite a verbal go ahead by Front Counter BC.
What about your emergency kit? There is a pile of info on these online and I encourage you to do a search. Being prepared and as comfortable as possible in an emergency situation can make a big difference in the final outcome. A few of my must-haves besides the obvious are a bivy sack, small cook stove, flares and two-way reliable communication that can reach the outside world.
BRP is offering avalanche awareness seminars in 17 locations in Canada throughout October and November, with 25 locations scheduled in the Unites States. The avalanche awareness seminars are open to anyone interested—not only BRP customers.