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Mountain Sledder Magazine | October 19, 2017

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Posts ByMarty Anderson, Author at Mountain Sledder Magazine

The “Other” Fall Tradition: Snowmobile Clubs Prepare for Season

October 13, 2017 |

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.Read More

Aftermarket Parts vs Factory: the Fickle Nature of Snowmobilers

September 27, 2017 |

The aftermarket parts companies make their business on the wayward nature of sledders. In producing parts, they have the added freedom of playing by a different set of rules than the manufacturer is subject to; they are (to a point) allowed to work outside of set limits when it comes to noise, emissions, longevity and even—to some extent—price.Read More

Walker Evans Velocity Shocks—Will They Make It onto Mountain Sleds?

September 15, 2017 |

Polaris Industries released its new 600R snocross sled upon the world this past week at Haydays. But why would mountain riders care about that? Here’s why: oftentimes new technology on the manufacturers’ flagship racers will trickle down to our favourite mountain maulers.  Enter the new (to sleds at least) Walker Evans Velocity shocks. … Read More

Quads vs Sleds – Time to Be Honest

June 12, 2017 |

Many snowmobilers have other motorized hobbies to help pass the arduously long summer days while we wait for the snow to return. This is a necessity as true throttle junkies will go stark raving mad if they don’t have some outlet for burning fuel and raising adrenalin levels.  These summer … Read More

BC Sledder Enters Race for Premier: Promises Powder Days

May 5, 2017 |

Any storm dropping in excess of 20cms of snow will put this protocol in effect. If there is a sunny day following within 48 hours then that day shall automatically be deemed a provincial holiday. You don’t even need to call your boss, just go ride.Read More

The Next Generation Doesn’t Want to Sled Anyway, Do They?

April 14, 2017 |

If you are worried about the next generation getting hooked on snowmobiling, here are a few easy things you can do to help prevent it.Read More

2017 “Most Likely To” Awards

April 4, 2017 |

Sometimes the potential in a sled is more important than its actual accomplishments, and if you have enough potential you could win an MLT or “Most Likely To” award. The winners of our categories have gone above and beyond in proving their valuable worth to the snowmobiling community with what they are Most Likely To accomplish.Read More

Dear Manufacturers, We Need to Talk

March 16, 2017 |

Dear Manufacturers, We have discovered a slight issue with your new sled offerings that needs to be addressed, and I am here to help walk you through it. Please head down to the design-team area of your complex and locate the group of young whippersnappers that work on colour and … Read More