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Mountain Sledder Magazine | December 13, 2017

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Posts ByMarty Anderson, Author at Mountain Sledder Magazine

Snowmobile Recall: a Pain? or a Sign That the System Is Working?

November 28, 2017 |

We demand better sleds, we demand that our brand of choice keeps up with its competition, and we demand that our sleds get faster, lighter and better handling every year. Is the downside to this a shortened development time in a race to get new ideas to market?Read More

Silence in the Aftermath of an Avalanche

November 5, 2017 |

This time however, the silence is different. Instead of being enlightening, it is oppressive and crushing. This time you are alone without being alone. This silence is not peaceful and the reflection is focused on regret; regret that you didn’t make time for that avalanche training last year when you could have.Read More

Ride On, Gord

October 25, 2017 |

Time marches on and special people that teach us a little about life will continue to pass through our world. Some of these people we will forget and others will leave long-lasting impressions on us. It is up to us to recognize these people and their lessons, for they certainly have no way of knowing the impact that they may have on our lives. You may not even realize what you’ve learned from them until it’s too late to show them your appreciation—when you pull into a familiar old place with a fluorescent green estate sale sign in the driveway.Read More

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