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Posts ByMountain Sledder, Author at Mountain Sledder Magazine | Page 15 of 16

FXR Ranger and the Mono Suit Debate

March 26, 2015 | 4

There aren’t too many riders willing to toss convention to the wind and rock a mono, so those that do tend to stand out from the crowd. Were they dropped as babies? Do they have a passion for the colour purple? Do they suffer from some debilitating personality defect in which popular opinion fails to register? OR… is it possible that they are the enlightened few who have figured out how beat the system? Hmmm.Read More

Video: StuntFreaksTeam Flying Snowmobile Off Mountain

March 17, 2015 |

The Stunt Freaks Team are back their hardcore stunt shenanigans again, this time launching a flying snowmobile off a mountain in Sweden.Read More

Brad Johnson Interview

March 13, 2015 | 7

On February 4th 2012 I was filming in Hatchers Pass, AK getting footage to market myself to production companies, when I jumped off a rock cliff landing so hard that I broke my back, leaving me paralyzed from the waist down. My life changed forever from that day on. Doctors told me I would never be able to ride again, and definately never walk again.Read More

Keith Curtis Interview

March 6, 2015 |

Keith Curtis is kind of like the Tiger Woods of hillclimb racing, minus all the scandal. Like Tiger, he has dominated his respective sport at a young age, earning over 140 1st place finishes, 51 King titles, and 27 World Championships in his short career. Unlike Tiger, he still has backing from a … Read More

Polaris 2016 Mountain Snowmobiles Lineup

March 3, 2015 |

Last night Polaris revealed the rest of the new 2016 Pro-RMK lineup after an early sneak peek at the 155 model a month ago, and the changes are quite dramatic.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTsqSFM91lY   AXYS RMK Chassis     Polaris has raised the chassis on the sled at all points, to increase clearance … Read More

Arctic Cat 2016 Mountain Snowmobiles Lineup

March 2, 2015 | 1

The Arctic Cat 2016 reveal has some really exciting changes to the chassis and drivetrain of the mountain sled lineup.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK197knVEJg   Chassis   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1LFcF1XjNE   The front-end has been redesigned, with a shorter upper A-arm and new spindles. The shorter A-is a result of a significantly increased spindle castor angle … Read More

Behind closed doors — Manufacturer 2016 Photo Shoot

February 26, 2015 | 1

When we show up to the base, the mechanics on duty have our sleds warmed up, full of fuel, and parked out front where we get ready for the day. If anything goes wrong, we pull right into the mechanics heated tent, and it is repaired on the spot.Read More

Gear Review: Motorfist Trophy Pant

February 23, 2015 |

If you fellas put away an XL double-double in the morning like I tend to do, you’ll be happy for the convenience of the waterproof front-zip that zips down to the bottom, meaning that you don’t have to undo or reach under your jacket, or even unbuckle your backpack waist start to unzip your fly to take a leak. Sorry girls, not much help for you here.Read More

509 Glove Test — Good for crackin’ beers and digging out stuck guys

February 15, 2015 |

The tacky grip of the full-grain leather palms on the wheel made me feel like the “F” in “F-150” should stand for Ferrari. Time to start combing over my hair and wearing a scarf!Read More

2015 Arctic Cat M800 mod for low elevation tree riding

February 4, 2015 | 2

  Hi everyone from Hors Piste Quebec! It’s interesting that people from the east want to know what’s new in the west (riding techniques, new products, tuning, etc.) and folks from the west are curious about what kind of riding we do at low elevation, set-up, etc. Things are a bit … Read More