It's a Control Thing

C&A Skis Put the Driver in Charge of the Sled

Published in the November 2013 Issue

For years researchers have studied genetic reasons why men want to be in control of things such as the TV remote or driving the family car. Some have said that man’s DNA has a dominant gene designed to allow him to assert authority or take charge. Perhaps it’s the “hunter/gatherer” element in man that categorizes taking control as part of the hunter function.

But whether there’s a natural physi­ological substance that causes this, one thing is certain—man wants to control his destiny.

This is also true when it comes to snowmobiling.

True, any of us follows trails. But we follow trails in our own way and at our own pace. When we want to turn, we expect our snowmobile to respond accordingly and without vacillation. Perhaps that’s why some snowmobilers have chosen the C&A Pro Ski.

This past season we took a set of C&A Pro XTX Skis and installed them on our Arctic Cat XF 800 Sno Pro. We’ve used the regular trail version of the C&A Pro skis in the past with mixed results. This year we thought we’d give the mountain version of the ski a go.

Wow. It was like taking control of the remote.

The C&A skis created such a positive force in control that we felt like we were on a rail going through high speed turns. The ski’s square outboard double keel creates a solid edge that penetrates into packed snow. Its 7.25-inch ski width car­ried us over powder while still providing positive steering through the snow.

Throughout the season, on hard trails or across open meadows, the ski created a confident front-end control that made the snowmobile responsive to the rider. It allowed the rider to be more aggressive in extreme terrain without fear that the front end my wash out or lose its edge. This allowed the XF 800 Sno Pro to bridge the gap from a crossover sled to a competent mountain sled.

What a difference a set of skis make.

For more information on the XTX skis, contact C&A Pro at or (888) 321-7689.

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