Aftermarket| Mountain Sledder Magazine
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.
The aftermarket parts companies make their business on the wayward nature of sledders. In producing parts, they have the added freedom of playing by a different set of rules than the manufacturer is subject to; they are (to a point) allowed to work outside of set limits when it comes to noise, emissions, longevity and even—to some extent—price.
Search for second-hand gear like avalanche bags and beacons. We often see our local backcountry pro selling their one-year old gear that is usually in great condition. Facebook groups and athlete pages have also become a great resource for finding used gear.
IceAge Perfomance Rails Sledding is getting out of control these days. Huge cliff drops, tech lines in the trees and big jumps are all bridging the gap between what used to be a ski line and what used to be a sled line. The more capable the new machines are …
A nice, bright flashy sled looks great in photos and video, and that is the main reason that all the pro athletes spend time and effort to make their rides really stand out. It’s not just about listing off sponsors and their products, it’s also about having something personal, …
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.