Marty's Articles

Silence in the Aftermath of an Avalanche

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…

Ride On, Gord

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…

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

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…

Aftermarket Parts vs Factory: the Fickle Nature of Snowmobilers

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…

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

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…

Quads vs Sleds – Time to Be Honest

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…

BC Sledder Enters Race for Premier: Promises Powder Days

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…

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

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.

2017 “Most Likely To” Awards

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…

Dear Manufacturers, We Need to Talk

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…