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Old 12-28-2014, 11:20 AM
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hey all, I'm posting for a friend...
She just bought a Rmk Pro 800. It's bone stock so far. She is a fairly small women, maybe 125lbs geared up, and is having a hard time handling the sled in pow like she wants. We haven't messed with the set-up yet at all.

Do you ladies have any recommendations for her as a quick baseline of where to start for set-up/changes?

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I'm not a lady, but I do have some advice that I've tried to help my wife and son with.


Soften the preload for her on all four shocks. There is a fine point where the happy medium is optimal.

I would consider a narrow front end.
There are some 36" kits that make carving a bit easier.

Might also consider lower handlebars for her by about 2" or 3". I'm 5'8" and the stock bars are slightly tall for me, in my opinion.

Learning that fine skill of getting the feet up furthest into the footwells, weighting the inside foot heavily, while burping the throttle, a slight counter steer all with the right finesse and timing will initiate a carve that she can love.
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WRP short seat if she is under 5'8" or so. Makes a HUGE difference when trying to ride wrong foot forward. Best $$ I EVER spent on a sled. Both my daughter and I have them.
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Yeah a shorter seat can't be bad either.
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So my wife is the 5'4", 125 lbs and we've been though the same thing.

My wife's sled now:
'13 Pro 155 800
Dan Adams Bars, cut as small as possible.
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Fox Float 3's
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Alt Impact 36" Kit.

This sled feels NOTHING like stock a Pro anymore. It feels more like a jet-ski for the snow... It's been really cool watching her progress since we've got her sled working for her. Practice is important, but not having the deck stacked against you is important too.

In her opinion, if she could only change 3 things, it would be: a-arms, bars, and seat.
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So my wife is the 5'4", 125 lbs and we've been though the same thing.

My wife's sled now:
'13 Pro 155 800
Dan Adams Bars, cut as small as possible.
WRP Seat (Wowmom is right about that one)
Fox Float 3's
Kurts Geardown/Clutching
Alt Impact 36" Kit.

This sled feels NOTHING like stock a Pro anymore. It feels more like a jet-ski for the snow... It's been really cool watching her progress since we've got her sled working for her. Practice is important, but not having the deck stacked against you is important too.

In her opinion, if she could only change 3 things, it would be: a-arms, bars, and seat.
Awesome. Thanks for adding that.
Narrower bars...That's what I was also trying to think of.
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I am going to have to echo the others.

Shorter bars, I am 5'4" and like the RSI Burandt 5". Not sure if I'm sold on making them narrow? I would see what feels comfortable.

Narrow front end, I feel like I can handle my sled like one of the guys finally! Just less input and more reaction. Love it in powder! It does have some downsides to keep in mind. Those off camber spots on hard pack were you really don't want to sidehill it have become very difficult. Just not enough lead in my pants, even with all my old tricks (moving the rear end down hill, keeping all of my weight on the rear of the board, feathering the throttle just so.) Didn't re-valve my shocks this year and I'm ok with it.


And as silly as it sounds, the biggest difference I made this year was going with electric start. Yeah I know, if you can't start it you can't ride it, bla bla bla. Never had it before and it has really made a huge difference for me. I am not tall, not strong in the shoulders, and left handed. Starting my Pro sucks and as anybody who has rode with me knows how frustrating it was. Was wearing myself out trying to start it. Now I can save my energy for actual riding.
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Val is 5'2" 115lbs ---rides a 2011 Pro 155 and 163 Pro

Stock chassis with Burandt boards

Stock handlebars, seat,etc
Skis on narrowest setting.

Softened up spring preloads, (careful not to go too far with front track shock-- it is the pivot point for the sled to turn on)

Sidehills, downhill uturns, pow turns like a champ. The hardest thing to learn, is the easiest way to turn, pinning the throttle and get the track spinning


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