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SnoWest Newsletter - Sept. 20th, 2012

Published online: Sep 20, 2012 White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
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Making Tracks

Just how long is too long? When it comes to powering through deep mountain powder, just how much track can you run on a snowmobile?

That's always the 100 dollar question for sled designers. Track length has to be balanced with the ability to steer the snowmobile with the power to turn the track. And over the years, as technology improved in engine performance and suspension, the length of snowmobile tracks extended.

Ted George, friend in Jackson, WY, has toyed with this concept for several years. For the past two winters he has ridden his Polaris Pro RMK 800 with his own designed 189-inch track. And he has been very satisfied with the results.

This season he's toying with a 201-inch track. He's excited to test it. We're excited to see what he finds. It's always refreshing to see the innovations that come from the unique individuals within the snowmobile industry.

Just how long is too long? We're not sure we've gotten to that point yet.

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