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September 27, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog, Product Tests

Product Review: 509 Sinister Goggles

You know how it works.
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September 27, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

SKI-DOO SUMMIT 800 BELT "ISSUES": BRP warranties belt

We've been asked to repeat some information we first ran on snowest.com Feb. 8, 2008, regarding some issues with the Ski-Doo Summit 800.
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September 27, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Trailers

This Charmac trailer features drive-over fenders, spring assisted front and rear ramps, a 3500-pound torsion axle, LED lighting, fuel door, flow thru
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September 23, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Jacob White

Gauging Your Ride: Information is Everything

They say that seeing is believing and one of the most important factors to your snowmobile living a long and healthy life revolves around believing it
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September 23, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Mark Bourbeau

Get a Grip: Handling the Snow

In the not-so-distant past, the new millennium ushered in a new riding style for the manufacturers in the mountains, even though a more upright positi
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September 23, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Idaho Snowmobile Show

There are lots of reasons for snowmobilers to check out this year's Idaho Snowmobile Show, but the one that is perhaps head and shoulders above the re
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September 23, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog, Snow Tests

In Tow: Testing the GMC Yukon Hybrid, Toyota Tundra

We've spent a lot of time, effort and space on towing tips, snowmobile trailers and what we like about our favorite riding areas, but not so much on a
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September 23, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Mark Bourbeau

Measuring a Sled's Footprint: Track Technology Goes Long

The mountain track revolution started more than two decades ago and has been a fairly linear progression until recent years as the pace of new product
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September 23, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Steve Janes

Not Pulling Your Weight: Little Change in Clutch Technology

When it comes to the driving force of a snowmobile, what converts the engine power to the track is the drive system, with a major focus on the clutche
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September 23, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Steve Janes

Skis Take a Turn for the Better

Wood. Steel. Aluminum. Plastic.
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September 23, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Ryan Harris

Smoother Days Ahead: Suspensions Change With the Times

Snowmobile suspensions are a lot like Dick Clark.
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September 23, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Ryan Harris

The Form, Function of Seats: Function Overtakes Fashion in Mountain Sleds

Get off your butt and ride.
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September 23, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
LANE LINDSTROM

The Heart of Snowmobiling: Going higher, farther

The engine is the heart of a snowmobile.
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September 23, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog, Snow Tests
Jacob White

The Right Frame of Mind: Keeping Things Together

2005 Polaris RMK tunnel showing the running boards.
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September 23, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

What Makes a Mountain Sled a Mountain Sled?

Thank heavens for the theory of evolution.
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September 20, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Gear Box

The company known for its high performance products is now offering an economical downloader for individuals who prefer big fuel saving and mild perfo
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September 20, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Letters to the Editor

In your Final Thoughts in the Deep Powder Challenge ["Burying The Competition," SnoWest, March, 2008, page 35], you state, "If you find yourself at th
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September 20, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog, Product Tests

Product Review: Ski-Doo Tunnel Bag, Riser Block Bag

These days, anytime you can find storage space on a snowmobile, particularly a Ski-Doo Summit Rev, we'll take it.
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September 20, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Snowmobile Sales: Flat-ling is Good in This Case

The question is, if sales were in negative territory a year ago but were flat this year, is that good news?
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September 20, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
LANE LINDSTROM

Tempted by the Okanogan: Succumb to the Pleasure of Riding North central Washington

Sometimes we don't know how good we have it, especially when it's close to home.
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September 11, 2008
Feature

Pro Riding Secrets: The Downhill U-Turn with Bret Rasmussen

Changing direction on a snowmobile can be tough enough on flat ground. Flipping around on a 40-degree slope without getting stuck or going all the way
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September 10, 2008
Feature

Charlie Tango Niner: The 2009 M8 Sno Pro LE increases in rank

What, did you really expect Arctic Cat to leave the M8 alone for another year?
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September 10, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue
Feature
Tom Dines

Evolution Revolution: Making smooth smoother

Both as a current franchise (Ski-Doo) dealer and consumer who has roots in motocross, I have always been interested in suspensions. Much can be writte
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September 10, 2008
Feature

Following Burandt

Last winter during a ride in Grand Lake, CO, Chris Burandt came over from his home in nearby Kremmling to ride with us for a day. I've ridden with Bur
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September 09, 2008
Feature

Boost Your IQ With This Amazing Sled: 2009 Polaris 800 IQ

We're mountain guys. We'll admit it. Not just because we live 40 minutes from a fine specimen of them, but because they're so darn fun. But, we also r
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September 08, 2008
Column

Guest Column:: What's Up With Burandt?

"What do you mean I have to have my column for the first issue done this week? I just quit riding three weeks ago!"
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September 06, 2008
Sledheads

2009 Polaris IQ

We're mountain guys. We'll admit it. Not just because we live 40 minutes from a fine specimen of them, but because they're so darn fun. But, we also r
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September 05, 2008
Feature
Dan Adams

Dragon Rider: Up Close with Dan Adams' Turbo 700 RMK Dragon

Whenever you are out riding and you hear what sounds like a sled running a turbo, your mind immediately starts to wonder what having that kind of powe
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September 04, 2008
Feature

The 2009's Are Here: It's the last year of double zeros

What's new on the hottest 2009 snowmobiles? That's too much info to list in one magazine. We've taken a closer look at a few of the sleds that freerid
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September 02, 2008
Sledheads

What is a Rotrex supercharger?

A supercharger uses an engine-driven belt to turn an impeller that compresses air going into the engine. Turbochargers use a similar concept but use e
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September 01, 2008
Column
LANE LINDSTROM

All It Takes Is Money

That's my first thought whenever I'm sitting at the bottom of a hill and someone is making an insane climb up a chute on either a top-of-the-line moun
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September 01, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue
Column
LANE LINDSTROM

Easing Gas Pains

Here's stating the obvious: these high fuel prices have got folks' shorts in a wad-big time. There's no shortage of us snowmobilers wondering about wh
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September 01, 2008
Sledheads
Stephen Clark

MPI Supercharger Installation: The tech side to making a Yamaha scream

In the last few years the snowmobile market has really embraced the concept of forced air induction with superchargers and turbochargers. With the exc
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