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Stories | Mountain Sledder Magazine

Turbo First-Timer

March 28, 2015 |

Luke Rohde did what most of us have at least considered and took the big plunge this January, ordering up a turbo install on his 2015 Polaris Pro-RMK. Here are his thoughts on the experience of a first-timer going from stock to turbo power.   “In the last 5 years that I have … Read More

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

Airbags, good for more than just avalanches

March 25, 2015 |

 Sometimes things don’t go according to plan, even for the pro riders. Tyler Blair found this out the hard way when he crash landed a jump and the force of the impact not only drew blood but also deployed his airbag!  – MS   “It was one of the few sunny … Read More

Sixteen and livin’ the dream

March 19, 2015 | 2

“Being only 16 years old and not even having a driver’s license, things are tough when it comes to sledding. I work my entire summer break at one of the local dealerships, and then when it’s time to go back to school I’m left with a little cash, so why not spend all of it on my sled, gas and oil?”Read More

Throwback Thursday: 509 FILMS: IDAHO

March 19, 2015 |

A throwback to 509 Films Volume 7 and the Idaho edit, still a favorite.

509 Films youtube description: Here is a sneak peak at some assorted footage from a couple trips to Idaho! Featuring: Stephen Darcy, Philip Yribar, Kris ‘ Smasher ‘ Kaltenbacher, Jerin Anderson, Tyler Lambert, and Ryan Phillips. … Read More

Shelley Heap, sledding talent

March 17, 2015 | 4

Shelley Heap regularly stomps the competition on the RMSHA hillclimb circuit, but she also challenges herself by attending university, holding down a part-time job and getting into the backcountry as much as possible. Even if hillclimb racing isn’t your bag, her name should be on your list of impressive sledding … 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

Why do you ride?

March 11, 2015 | 6

We would wear bread sacks over our socks to keep our feet dry. My gloves would be rock solid by the end of the day, and I had to suck on them to loosen them up to get them to bend around the handlebars. My drive to ride overcame my need to stay warm and dry.Read More

Ladies Ride, Rasmussen Style

March 8, 2015 |

As the founder of Ladies Ride, I have wanted to offer a Ride Rasmussen Style clinic during the Ladies Ride for several years now, and for our 15th anniversary this was made possible with the help of some great sponsors. The Rasmussen crew took these 12 riders of all ranges … Read More