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Gear Review: CFR iRack

April 1, 2016 |

For some of us, sledding started as a way to escape the hustle and bustle of ski hills and feel the freedom of backcountry snowboarding by way of untouched powder in places that only a sled could access. Heli-boarding is too structured, cat-boarding is too slow and both are too … Read More

The Brian Lavoie Interview

March 24, 2016 | 1

Brian Lavoie is easily one of the most interesting, intelligent and eccentric people in Golden, BC. From the hempcrete Earthship in Goonieland to his successful entrepreneurial venture, Knight Rider snowmobile racks: when Brian talks, people listen. He is matched by his fiancée Nicole ‘Betty’ DuVent and her successful business: Eat Pure … Read More

Can You Hear me? A Guide to Backcountry Radios

March 6, 2016 | 1

Communication has always been an important factor to safety in the mountains. These days there have never been more options to connect with the outside universe, yet the perfect one-stop device, that can assist in all scenarios, does not exist.  A rider wishing to increase their connectivity must make choices … Read More

Gear Review: FXR Tactic BOA Focus Boot

February 19, 2016 |

There are a lot of different brands and styles of snowmobile specific boots out there. FXR alone offers a mind-numbing variety of boot styles. It can be hard to sift through so many options to find the perfect boot for you, but we chose to test their Tactic BOA Focus Boot … Read More

Gear Review: C&A Pro XCS Crossover Ski

February 15, 2016 |

The XSC is a sturdily built set of skis, weighing in at a solid 7.9lbs. They look and feel tough, with a robust outer edge that looks like it can shake off a hit from a tree or rock. The profile has a thick, 1″ deep centre keel for aggressive trail handling, matched with two shallower outer keels along the edges.Read More

Gear Review: IceRock Apex Jacket and Bib

February 12, 2016 | 2

Morgan Gamache boosting large in his IceRock apparel. Photo Braaap Films   You may have heard of IceRock, an emerging snowmobile outerwear brand that’s been around since 2014. Though the name may be new, the brand is manufactured by Choko Design, an Eastern Canadian snowmobile clothing and accessories company that … Read More

Gear Review: HMK Action 2 Jacket

February 5, 2016 |

If falling down your ramp after you load your sled or riding in tight trees are your main sources of entertainment, you’re going to need to wrap yourself in something that can sustain these continuous horrible beatings. The first thing I noticed about the HMK Action 2 Jacket is how … Read More

Anti-Theft Device: Spot Trace

January 25, 2016 | 1

Let’s say your snowmobile did go missing. Wouldn’t you just love to be able to stick to those thieves? How about being able to hand over to the police the exact GPS coordinates of your stolen unit? That sounds pretty sweet.Read More

Polaris Axys Bent Rails

January 19, 2016 | 1

It was every sledder’s dream. A recent storm surge dumped a couple feet of blower pow over Christmas – enough to start sending big air. A ridge of high pressure built up by New Years Eve bringing sunshine. Bitter cold in the valley floor kept all but the most hardcore … Read More

509 Tactical Helmet Review

January 6, 2016 |

They say “only protect the brain you want to keep”, so I better wrap mine up real good, ’cause I only got one out of the deal.   Sledding has become a high fashion sport as of late and we are all guilty of buying that new Skinz bumper or … Read More