BRP has officially announced some updates which will appear on MY2019 Summit and Freeride sleds. Also, a Warranty Bulletin 2018-10 has been issued to help customers with REV Gen4 snowmobiles that experienced premature belt failure with assistance in resolving any issues.
Getting out on the mountain to enjoy a fresh snowfall with a group of like-minded, powder loving individuals is one of our greatest thrills. Sometimes we don’t realize it until years or perhaps even decades later, but memories and lifelong friendships are being made each time we do. It may not seem obvious at first, but snowmobiling is the tie that binds.
Like most who delve into the world of sled modification, you are probably looking for better performance—usually via either weight savings or increased power. It’s time to take a look at the cost of weight loss.
Despite breaking two sled parts in one weekend—forcing me to spend more than 10 extra hours on the road—I don’t feel too upset about it. I smile, reflecting on the non-stop action of the past few days. It seems like the most memorable experiences are never the ones that go smoothly, and doing anything worthwhile always requires you to go above and beyond.
Elka Suspension has come up with an alternative rear shock kit design that eliminates the need for stock torsion springs in the stock Ski-Doo Summit suspension. It’s their coil-over conversion kit, and it utilizes their Stage 4 or Stage 5 coil-over shock, along with a linkage component.
I’ve been wanting to go mountain snowmobiling in Japan for years. I’ve had many friends go on ski and snowboard trips, and they have all returned to say that the powder and the culture are amazing! The problem has always been that there are no sled rental places or commercial guides there.
With a large military presence at the small airport, it felt like a scene from a Cold War movie when I touched down in Kamchatka. The people seemed kind but shy, and as I stood in the cold at the outdoor baggage claim I was alone, and not totally sure what to do.
Many sledders are already familiar with SPOT, which is best known for its S.O.S. personal locator device, the SPOT Gen 3. Well, the company has recently released SPOT X—a new, 2-way satellite messenger device. We were lucky enough to have the chance to try one out early on. So here’s our SPOT X review!