Poll, How long have you been sledding?

Years of fun...

  • Brand new to 2 years

    Votes: 21 3.6%
  • 3 to 5 years

    Votes: 59 10.2%
  • 6 to 8 years

    Votes: 42 7.3%
  • 9 to 12 years

    Votes: 52 9.0%
  • 13 to 15 years

    Votes: 34 5.9%
  • 15 to 17 years

    Votes: 47 8.1%
  • Over 20 and still loving it!!

    Votes: 324 56.0%

  • Total voters
    579

polhiker

Active member
Nov 2, 2002
588
37
28
54
Chinook,montana
first road on dads 1969 polaris colt then in 72 got my first sled a 1971 charger 488 my feet didnt even hit the running boards so been a few 39 or so
 

northcoastsleddr

New member
Sep 9, 2008
27
1
3
Terrace BC
A couple of days now

A couple of days now, Started out when i was 10 on the neighbors Colt 250

1981 Panther
1986 Phazer 121 (Bought myself) Plastic Speed Cleats (lol)
1991 Phazer II 131 Long Track 1" 1/4 Paddles (lol)
1991 Exciter LE 136 Long Track 2" paddles
1994 Vmax 4 860 Reichard kit 136
1996 Vmax 600 (spare) the...860 was a little on the unreliable side
1997 Mountain Max 700
2000 Mountain Max SLP 700
2004 Vertical Escape 151
2008 Nytro MCX 162

Don't know whats next..
 

wardy

Active member
Premium Member
Jun 7, 2008
447
37
28
Central point Oregon
Right about 30 years for me. First sled was a 77 skidoo everest.
Parents sold sleds when I was about 15 so I started snowboarding. Bought
My own sled at 23 ,97 670 summit rode that for few years then moved to lake havasu and got into jet skis. Had enough of the heat and moved back to Oregon. Been riding ever since.
77 everest
77 skidoo TNT
81 skidoo blizzard 7500
86 skidoo formula mxz
97 skidoo summit 670
00 mountain cat 800
04 skidoo summit x 800 ( bottle fed)
03 rev 800 converted to a summit. Wife's sled
 

TRS

Life Member
Lifetime Membership
Dec 1, 2007
3,055
3,553
113
Cody, WY
45 years, and I think I can still hang with the kids.
Over 4600 miles in the mountains last year.
First sled was a new 1967 Polaris. I'll see if I can find some race pictures from the early '70s.
 

snowrdr

Well-known member
Nov 26, 2007
689
132
43
Reno, NV
Started riding as a young passenger in a pull behind sled at the age of 3 in 1976 then grew up to ride a Yamaha 340 Enticer and then was fortunate to feel the raw horsepower of an Arctic Cat Cheetah 5000. Grew up riding in Washington State and rode the Cle Elum area on a 1980 Arctic Cat Lynx 250, single jug man that baby was a scorcher in fact it got so hot you could only ride it for 10 miles and it would quit(had badly scored cylinder). Then a 1986 Indy Sport and then we moved to the Sierra and had too take a couple of years off and jumped back on a 94 Indy 500EFI and haven't stopped since.

97 Summit 670
99 700 RMK
99 Summit 600 (girlfriend now wife's sled, best thing I ever did getting her into riding, no joke there)
04 Rev 800 151
06 Rev 600 SDI (hers)
07 XRS 151
10 XRS
10 M8 Snopro 153 (hers)
11 HCR
12 HCR

Snowmobiling has been a wonderful sport for meeting new people and fostering long term relationships all over the Western US. Great to see so many others with such lengthy histories!
 

travydog

Well-known member
Lifetime Membership
Dec 4, 2007
888
54
28
41
Tulare south dakota
started in 93.
78 john deere cyclone 440 rode 2 years till she blew
96 v-max 600
99 mt max 700 triple
97 rmk 700 rode 2 years till i hit a rock and totaled it
01 rmk 800
99 ditch pickle
99 rmk 700-son
2010 skidoo summit 800 146- son
2011 skidoo summit 800-mine
2003 yami rx1-wife
 

Rev Kev

Well-known member
Nov 27, 2007
377
145
43
Lapeer Michigan
42 years

69 Ski doo Alpine
71 Elan
77 olympque
79 Everest
91 Formula Plus
95 Mach 1
97 Mach Z
04 MXZ Rev
05 Summit
Current Ride, 2011 Pro RMK
 

Scott

Pin it!
Staff member
Lifetime Membership
Nov 1, 1998
69,150
11,282
113
47
W Mont
First time on a sled....sled was new that year. Gotta love the Army issue wool head sock! Sweeeet!

After that many years why do all still ride like a girl?
Dukie, I'm POSITIVE you are directing that one at Kim....all we know is that he was intro'd to sleddin by riding D to B....and he STILL rides that way whenever he gets a chance.


I quoted this post...and it spawned talk among the moderators so we asked Christopher to create Rainbow Forum...just for certain members to have a place for themselves and other people like them.
http://www.snowestonline.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2966948&postcount=44
 

sledheadedd

Active member
Lifetime Membership
Nov 30, 2007
140
32
28
the great nw
32 years of lots of fun, good memories, & good friends. Hope to have to have another 32 years
1973 polaris txl 340
1976 yamaha 292
1978 yamaha 433
1982 skidoo moto ski
1980 srx 440
1991 phaser
1993 mach 1 skidoo
1995 mach z 780 triple
1999 summit x
2003 verticle escape
2004 verticle escape
2011 pro
 

hebbs

New member
Dec 11, 2007
40
0
6
35 years ridin, 20 years ridin in Revelstoke, still as much fun as the first time I went. :face-icon-small-hap
 
Dec 24, 2019
2
0
1
Since 1967 , my dad bought a new baby blue Larson snowmobile for the family ,Christmas 67. Neighbor two doors down raced with a 67 Polaris Colt. I was 12, few rules about noise , it was fun for those long winters !
 
Dec 24, 2019
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Since 1967 , my dad bought a new baby blue Larson snowmobile for the family ,Christmas 67. Neighbor two doors down raced with a 67 Polaris Colt. I was 12, few rules about noise , it was fun for those long winters !
 
Jul 7, 2001
664
106
43
Kent WA
48 years. 1967 poo mustang, 69 colt and 70 600 txCharger. Ski-doos, couple of sno-jet sst, AC cheetah, puma, el-tigre, 78 invader-first brand new sled bought with cow milking $, trail indy, xlt, ultra, modded ultra to 800, 02 800 rmk, 07 600 rmk, 14 800 pro.


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idahoskiguy

Well-known member
Lifetime Membership
Feb 17, 2008
684
242
43
Boise, ID
First ride was 1966 when I was 12 years old on a Johnson Evinrude snowmobile.......guessing they were about 15 - 18 horse power........then we got an AMF SkiDaddler with the big twin cylinder Kohler two stroke, remember you had to make sure your coat didn't cover the carb intake or it would die. Dad purchased three new Arctic Cats in 1970, a Panther 440, Cheetah 340 and a Lynx 300 single. We rode those things all over the Central Idaho Mountains, they were very light weight and much better than the older sleds, great memories!
 
Jan 21, 2016
13
3
3
Started riding a motoski Capri around 1968. 50+ years and counting pounding the snow. now at 62 and retired still can't get enough. my ride is now a 800 axys 155 with mods. when this 800 has seen its better days i will ride an 850 axys 155. i have had to many other snowmobiles to list. But i am sure glad that they have been improved so much. Summer is for riding a beta 300rr on single track. It helps to have handle bars in your hands 12 months a year.
 
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