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Default 174” opinion pros and cons

Is there any reason not to own a 174” track
Found a great deal on a new one.
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:27 AM
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Pretty simple, getting unstuck is way harder. Its like a semi in length and good luck whipping it around like a 155. 100% comes down to what you want to do riding and if you are unsure get a 163
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:32 AM
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Pretty simple, getting unstuck is way harder. Its like a semi in length and good luck whipping it around like a 155. 100% comes down to what you want to do riding and if you are unsure get a 163
I agree but after ordering a 174 this season I hope I will get stuck less too?
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You will never beat a long 174 for leading guys in deep powder trees. You can slowly pick lines and pack for followers.

Jumping and whipping can become not impossible but more effort. You got to give and take some.
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I’ve had 174 tracks since 07 when the first came out. There just awesome. They can whip donuts just like the short tracks. Go to 3:30 in the video to see how fun they still are.
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IMO it just allowed me to go slower. If I was 15 years younger i may want less track, but not at this point.
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like the 174 it hooks up great actually get going agin uphill alot depending on situation, as for trees which i ride mostly dont really notice the extra length being a flickable and snappy sled, these modern sleds are awesome
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I am still on a short, for a mtn sled, track 153. I like the maneuverability in the tight technical trees. There are two guys in my group on 174/175 sleds, not big guys either. They are able to keep up just fine. They can also back out of bad situations that have shorter tracks digging in, and they can stop in more precarious spots without getting stuck trying to get going again in deep snow. Yes, they are a little more work when stuck but all of them are work when stuck. I might not go 174 next time but I probably will go longer because as mentioned, the new sleds really hide their length well and getting stuck less is sound better as I age LOL
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The thought of less time being stuck is awesome. However, the longer the track, the more it wants to go in one direction - straight. Although with proper sled set up, the extra effort can be minimized.

I would like to think I could resist the urge to ride "on the edge" but at times, I get in to far. Granted, if I'm not pushing myself and trying, I'm not learning. But then I think about how much deeper the trench will be from a longer track, and consequently how much more work to get them out when stuck. (this was definitely true on 163's compared to a 155)

And then there is remembering that just because I have the skill to get up into some place doesn't mean that I have the skill to get back out/or down.

So in the end, I choose to stick with a 155 because it is a physical control that keeps me from getting over my head. And when I get to that same place on my 155, I will be a better rider and [likely] better skilled at getting back out.
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