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If you didn’t get a chance to check out the 2017 Alberta Snowmobile and Powersports Show, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with our photo recap of everything that went down there this year.
Entries for both video and photo were narrowed down to the top five selections in each category. These were then evaluated by the panel of judges in 22 categories which measure impact, creativity, subject matter, storytelling, wow! factor, marketability, style and merit/skill.
Some of the POV angles in Boondockers Fourteen give the viewer a really good feel for what it’s like to crawl up through the tight terrain chased by the crew in the film. At each impasse, the viewer can’t help but ask, Where is he going to go? Which way would I go? It’s the kind of exploratory riding that we like to attempt as well, and it’s fun to watch. You can get right into it, so much so that it’s easy to imagine that it’s you there, casting your head side-to-side looking for a way out, breathing heavy, sweating and squinting through foggy goggles
509 Volume 12 wastes no time getting right amongst the action. The film opens with a creative title sequence that outlines the athletes showcased in the film. As usual, the film is packed with an A-list of top riders from Canada and the US…
BoonDocker has revealed to Mountain Sledder that its popular Sidekick pump gas turbo kit is now fully developed, tested and available to owners of the MY2018 Arctic Cat Mountain Cat, Sno Pro and M models. The Arctic Cat turbo kit is designed to work with the manufacturer’s new C-TEC2 engine to produce improved power across the entire spectrum of engine speeds.
Due to an overwhelming number of close calls involving snowmobilers last season, Avalanche Canada presentations at snowmobile shows this fall will focus on the lessons learned from sledders who are fortunate to be alive. The intent of re-telling these stories is not only to examine the mistakes made, but highlight avalanche awareness and introduce available resources to help ensure safe backcountry sledding.
Enter BRP with its Rotax Electric Rotax Electric Powerpack Kart. Although it’s unlikely that the power-to-weight and low cost of the internal combustion engine will be matched anytime soon, taking all factors—societal pressure, emissions, supply of fuel, etc—into account, its days are likely numbered.
Historically, turbo induction upgrade kits have not achieved mainstream adoption for a number of reasons. 1) They were expensive and are difficult to install, 2) they demanded specialized knowledge to be able to tune and maintain, 3) they were unreliable and 4) they required expensive race and/or aviation fuel to run, which was prohibitive for many riders. …
If BoonDocker were a hockey team instead of a snowmobile aftermarket performance company, you’d think they are gearing up for a run at the Stanley Cup. The BoonDocker roster has been rounded out with the signing of a couple of snowmobile industry heavyweights this off-season.
A renovation to the Eagle Pass Fire Lookout performed by volunteers is in danger of being torn down, after Forest Recreation Officers in Vernon and Cranbrook have told local officials that the building returned to its ruined state because an application to restore the historic tower was not filed and the renovation not approved, despite a verbal go ahead by Front Counter BC.