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Mountain Sledder | April 25, 2018

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Posts ByMarty Anderson, Author at Mountain Sledder

A Day on the 2019 Polaris 850 RMK – Our Demo Ride Experience

April 8, 2018 |

You have a relaxing weekend planned with your wife when the phone rings and a voice says, “Hey, you want to come down and try out the new Polaris 850 RMK?” What do you do?

If you’re anything like me, you drop everything, ditch your plans and leave tire marks in the driveway. After all, it’s not every day you get an offer to put some miles on a sled that isn’t even in production yet.Read More

Riding a Snow Bike 101 for Sledders and Dirt Bike Riders – Old Guy, New Tricks

March 30, 2018 |

Loaded with a head full of assumptions and preconceived notions, the plan was put into place to demo a snow bike for a couple of daysRead More

Why You Should Leave a Trip Plan with a Responsible Person

March 16, 2018 |

Who will know you’re in trouble when you get lost or injured in the backcountry? Maybe no one, if you don’t leave a trip plan with a responsible person.Read More

The Reasons Why I Choose to Snowcheck New Snowmobiles

March 3, 2018 |

Snowcheck time is here again. For some people, snowcheck is an exciting time to plan ahead for next year. Meanwhile, others have trouble understanding the desire to spring order a new snowmobile.Read More

Some Romantic Valentine’s Day Advice from One Sledder to Another

February 12, 2018 |

It’s that exciting time of year again—no, not the first snowfall. That other exciting time. No, not snowcheck season either. Valentine’s Day!Read More

The Worst Mountain Sleds of Our Time

January 27, 2018 |

At one time or another, every one of the current big four sled manufacturers has pumped out one of the worst mountain sleds of our time.Read More

Brand Bashing – Stereotypes, Puns and Poor Taste

January 15, 2018 |

However, there are some who practice brand bashing with sincerity. In perhaps a misguided attempt to be funny, or possibly in a jealous attempt to justify their own poor choices, some sledders will go to great lengths to find issues with competing brands. These issues are often then exaggerated into preposterousness.Read More

10 Things a Real Mountain Sledder Would Never Do

January 2, 2018 |

Are you truly a real mountain sledder? Or just a willow-bashing wannabe, who happens to hit a hill every once in a while? Here are ten ways to find out.Read More

Why Backcountry Freestyle Snowmobiling Didn’t Exist 20 Years Ago

December 21, 2017 |

You hit the ramp as fast as your sled will take you and immediately pull back on the bars, stretching to look around the rotation and spot your landing. At this point you realize that rider forward sleds with a centralized mass would rotate much easier than this nose-heavy tub you are riding.Read More

Roots of Mountain Snowmobiling at the World Snowmobile Headquarters

December 15, 2017 |

Long before the magnificent mountain machines we ride today were produced, our roots were formed on frozen lakes and fields. There, weekend warriors would battle for supremacy on one of over 100 brands of new snowmobile. And while many did not directly contribute to the design of our current machines, they ALL contributed to the growth in popularity of our sport.Read More