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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.
BRP is offering avalanche awareness seminars in 17 locations in Canada throughout October and November, with 25 locations scheduled in the Unites States. The avalanche awareness seminars are open to anyone interested—not only BRP customers.
Former Timbersled owner and industry heavyweight, Allen Mangum, has joined forces with snowmobile turbo performance company, BoonDocker. Mangum comes onboard as a fifty-percent partner in the company, and brings a wealth of product development and fabrication expertise to the table.
The off-road vehicle prohibition in BC that has plagued recreational vehicle enthusiasts from months now has been lifted. Off-road vehicle use is once again permitted on crown land in areas throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre, Kamloops Fire Centre and Southeast Fire Centre. However, it should be noted that some area restrictions are still in effect on Crown land in the vicinity of large wildfires in those areas. Also, campfire bans are still in place throughout much of BC.
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 trickle down to our favourite mountain maulers. Enter the new (to sleds at least) Walker Evans Velocity shocks. …
Dirt bike riders seeking to enjoy their vehicle year round will be able to add Camso’s dirt-to-snow bike conversion system, the Camso DTS 129, to Yamaha’s WR450F™.