I've received emails and PM's asking me about "Group Buys" and promotions.
A Group Buy here on SnoWestOnline.com would be a situation where a normal member (non vendor or mfg) personally collects orders from other members. That member then uses those orders to negotiate a better price with the Vendor/Mfg for HIS/HER "Group" of buyers.
A promotion that has the words "Group Buy" in the title is still a promotion, and from the rules that were handed down to me by Harris Publications is that non-advertisers cannot run promotions or open sales programs on the forums outside of the swapmeet.
If a members wants to become a group buy manager, maintain a thread and collect the funds and negotiate a group buy... as a member, you are welcome to do that as long as you are not attached to the business of the vendor or Mfg.
If you are a vendor/MFG and you want to offer an EXCLUSIVE "SnoWestOnline ONLY" promotion that is exclusive to snowest readers, please contact me and you'll be able to put it up in the Polaris forums.
Also, before any vendors/mfgs get all "riled up" over this know that the moderators are strictly volunteers and do not receive a dime from any advertising $$ spent on this site.
As ALWAYS, since DAY ONE of me becoming a moderator, I have pioneered, supported and encouraged vendors and mfgs in getting the word out to our readers with "New Product Announcements.
Have a great season.
From this point on, all vendors/mfg's promoting Pre-Season tiered sales programs, in the Polaris Forums, that are not paid advertisers will be appropriately moved to the swapmeet section of the forums.
16 axys pro rmk 163...
I just installed the Ice age Bomber Chaos rails on my 163 axys pro rmk. I spent the week riding buff pass during the big dump. These rails totally changed my sled, for the better. Predictable fun ski lift. Exactly what I've always wanted from my Pro Rmk silber turbo sled. I finally have built the sled I wanted. Thank you Ice age!
*Side note, I did not buy the whole kit, as I already had Raptor Kinetic series shocks, I bought Raptors Khaos conversion eyelet for the FTS. This basically makes the FTS roughly a 1/4 inch longer.
I always wanted my pro rmk to handle like my 15 SBA 144 when it came to lifting the skis, it never did until now. Sweet setup.
I've been riding this kit on my 155-162 stretched RMK. The shock setup is dialed. I have not been a big fan of air shocks in the past, but these changed my mind. Huge range of adjustment. Plush ride in the chatter/whoops, easy to get on edge yet they don't bottom. The QS3's are easy to adjust, even when your skid is full of snow or ice. The rear lockout is the ticket. The Khaos configuration is super fun, way more playful and light on the front end, but when it's time to do some real climbing you just lock out the rear and go.
I've been running 153 and 155 length sleds for years. This combo keeps the playfulness of the short sled with traction when you need it. This sled is a cheater when it comes to climbing through the trees. Very happy with this setup.