Building the Ultimate IQ
With the advent of turbocharged two-strokes coming on the market, now was the time to try one out for one of our project sleds to be featured in Mountain Mod Mania 6.
January 02, 2009
Chris Burandt: j & l Train’s top 10
Last year in a column I wrote the top 10 reasons why I love snowmobiling. It was a fun article to write and I decided it would be cool to hear from you all on why you love this sport so much. Being the competitive person that I am, I of course had to set up a competition where the person (or in this case persons) with the best top 10 list would win a Slednecks Bomber coat. The response I got from you all was great and it was tough to pick just one winner. That was until I got this e mail form the dynamic duo of Jamie Petrick and Lane Pletan. Here is the letter and their top 10 list that earned them a spankin’ new Slednecks coat to rip through the pow with. Enjoy!
January 01, 2009
It’s time to pay homage to a few guys who have taught me the hard lessons of snowmobiling that you just can’t learn from a video game. Guys who have taught and relentlessly reminded me of my place on the totem pole. There are a couple guys in particular I have learned to watch for on nearly every ride, both for tips and as a precautionary measure.
November 30, 2008
2009 Ski-Doo MX-Z X 600 E-Tec
Located in the heart of the mountains of Idaho, we spend most of our time on long tracks and big bore sleds. Waist-deep powder riding and climbing mountain chutes high enough to give billy goats nose bleeds. Around here, 144-inch tracks are ‘short tracks.’
November 25, 2008
When it comes to building a great mountain sled, too often snowmobilers overlook one important element that can either make or break a good powder sled … the tunnel.
November 20, 2008
Chris Burandt: The End of Boondocking
What’s up SledHeaders! I was just thinking how cool it was that I get to chat with you all about this sport we love so much. But I have to tell you there is something that has been bothering me. With the evolution of mountain sleds in the west our riding styles and type of riding has changed. But what bothers me is we still refer to this riding as “boondocking”. To me, the word boondocking sounds like someone taking a leisurely ride off the trail doing slow carves around some trees. I’ve heard riders from all the snow belts in the U.S. refer to their love for “boondocking” and I think it’s time to change. One thing I can assure you is the boondocking in Colorado and all the western states is a lot different than the boondocking in the Midwest and east coast!
November 01, 2008
Black Diamond Xtreme’s 1200 Mod
When Mike Foss of Black Diamond Xtreme contacted us about hooking up for a ride last season, we had one question: Where and when?
October 25, 2008
Freeriders are a different breed from your typical snowmobiler, more easily defined by what they’re not than by what they are.
October 06, 2008
Rookie On The Hill
“Take this camera, grab a press pass at the tech booth and get us some good shots from up on the hill.” Those were the instructions from my editor for the championship day on the mountain at the 2008 Jackson Hole Hillclimb.
October 03, 2008
Over The Top
Partying, spectating or racing—Jackson Hole is the place to be every spring. The World Championship Snowmobile Hillclimb is the staple of rowdy western snowmobiling that has spilled over to the entire industry. Hay Days pulls snowmobilers from across the North American continent (maybe not Mexico) to Minnesota in the fall and Jackson pulls them back to Wyoming every spring.
October 01, 2008
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