Polaris to Doo?

nilsmountain

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I'm going to try the Poo Matryx next winter. Have been on two Gen4s and while there's nothing wrong with a them, a lot is left to be desired in technical terrain with the Gen4 chasis. So I'm ready to try something different. Maybe I'll be back to Doo when the Gen5 returns!
After seven Summits i made the same decision. Newer get used to how gen4 handles on varying snow. Engine is top notch for sure. Next year Matryx Khaos.
 

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You have to set the Doos up. Out of the box they are a POS. Suspension and skis. Once set up correctly they are much much closer to the Poo in technical stuff. And still easy to ride. With a reliable engine.
 
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You have to set the Doos up. Out of the box they are a POS. Suspension and skis. Once set up correctly they are much much closer to the Poo in technical stuff. And still easy to ride. With a reliable engine.
How do you set up your doo?

I'm riding with alot of Polaris rider and naturally we end up in the nastiest sidehill/tree riding. I really enjoy the gen4 and can not get used to the feeling of the patriot motor/clutching.
 

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Going to try a Khaos 155 Matrix Slash Boost for next season. Been riding a 2020 Summit Expert 165 and a 2017 Summit X 165 w/Boondocker Sidekick for the deep days. The Doos have worked great just looking to change things up and see what the Polaris Khaos Matrix Slash w/Boost will be like. The 2021 Khaos 155 we have in the fleet is a very precise back country tool that side hills better in tougher conditions than the Summits. Have already started counting the days until next season.
 

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Going to try a Khaos 155 Matrix Slash Boost for next season. Been riding a 2020 Summit Expert 165 and a 2017 Summit X 165 w/Boondocker Sidekick for the deep days. The Doos have worked great just looking to change things up and see what the Polaris Khaos Matrix Slash w/Boost will be like. The 2021 Khaos 155 we have in the fleet is a very precise back country tool that side hills better in tougher conditions than the Summits. Have already started counting the days until next season.
I couldn’t see paying 4 grand more for a closely set up Polaris compared Doo Expert turbo. Maybe next time around I will look at them both again.
 

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The Polaris Boost is a pretty amazing sled, and if I had the money to burn, I'd probably have ordered one. If I were in a position to upgrade, I'd have a hard time deciding unless keeping the current sled was practical. There will always be a few lemons (was just talking with a guy who picked up a holdover '20 Summit last year that had to go back to the dealer several times), but it does seem Polaris has a weaker batting average on 1.0 products (see 850 motor, series 8 track). Not that I expect the Matryx Boost to be a time bomb, but the potential for lost riding time has to be a consideration. That said, most Poos are pretty good sleds out of the box these days – not nearly as many time bombs as there used to be – and I'd love to get some time on a Slash Boost next season. If the '22s hold up well, a '23 might end up on my shopping list. Although by then, the Rev5 might be a reality... Not going to worry about that for now though!
 

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Going to try a Khaos 155 Matrix Slash Boost for next season. Been riding a 2020 Summit Expert 165 and a 2017 Summit X 165 w/Boondocker Sidekick for the deep days. The Doos have worked great just looking to change things up and see what the Polaris Khaos Matrix Slash w/Boost will be like. The 2021 Khaos 155 we have in the fleet is a very precise back country tool that side hills better in tougher conditions than the Summits. Have already started counting the days until next season.
I'll be looking forward to your review and comparison to the Doo.
 
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After seven Summits i made the same decision. Newer get used to how gen4 handles on varying snow. Engine is top notch for sure. Next year Matryx Khaos.
I am going Matryx Pro 165 2.75 N/A. From what I gathered the Khaos is a little too playful for the riding we do, and I want a sled that's more directional than nimble.

Am bummed to move away from boost but believe for 90% of my riding a N/A matryx is going to be plenty. The doo turbo was FAR better than the N/A gen4, but still not at the level of axys on side hills. Mostly ready to try something new, and may come back to Doo depending on how things go.

All the sleds are good these days. We are spoiled to have multiple choices.
 
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