TIP 1: "United We Trail, Divided We Fail"
WE DON'T CONDONE THIS TYPE OF RIDING: SNOWTRACKERS are for trail riders of all types. In the below video, the sled with GoPro (orange ski tips) have SnowTrackers, the FireCat does not. The video is 10 minutes of riding at a fast clip. We'd be remiss not to recognize the reckless riding in this video, and if we could find a different video to post that shows just how well SnowTrackers track we would. So, it's not about the speed, it's about the handling of the orange tips that you should note. There are no highlights, so you can skip around and you won't miss anything. Although 2:15 in is pretty funny. The guy with the GoPro (orange ski tips) has written a testimonial (below) of using SnowTrackers for the past few years including while riding in this video. Please read the testimonial and then watch the video to get an idea of his sled's performance.
December 20, 2016 ·
Here are some of my thoughts on Snowtrackers.
Over the years and regardless of any sled I've had, there was never a good compromise between satisfactory steering effort/turning ability/darting.
No matter the ski and carbide, it was impossible to get a good balance of the three.
Single and dual Shaper bars, Bergstrom, aftermarket skis, etc., all did one or two aspects well, but still lacked total performance.
I bit the bullet, put my recently purchased skis and carbides on the shelf and bought a pair of Aggressive Snowtrackers for my 2013 TurboRR.
I've literally been blown away by the difference in ride enjoyment.
Gone is the oppressive steering effort, and there's no darting even with the toe set to 0". It's quite amazing.
The two differences that stood out to me most were the "steering wheel-like", very linear feel of the handlebars, and the much added flotation to the stock Arctic Cat skis that used to sink quickly under the nose weight of the Turbo.
With the Snowtrackers, there was no sudden breakaway from handlebars centered, to instant turning motion after input like the other carbides I've tried. The steering effort used to be so heavy that they wouldn't turn, then when you applied enough muscle, they turned all at once. Very unpredictable.
The Snowtrackers aren't like that, they give exactly as much turn in your direction as you put into the bars, with no sudden "all or nothing" feel. It was a large adjustment in riding because they give you complete control and allow you to further enjoy your ride.
The turning performance is also second to none. My sled has a 128"x1.75" lug track, and even with the limiter strap let out a hole or two, this baby still turns.
I'm just very impressed by Snowtrackers, and was a bit hesitant telling my riding buddies about them because they truly give a handling advantage to my sled.
I'm looking forward to the 2016/17 riding season!