• 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.

    Here is an example of a viable "Group Buy"


    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.


ski mounting and wearbar question

Feb 3, 2010
ski questions. have a 96 Indy 500 RMK. added some plastic skis with dual carbides a few years back. noticed my sled was not turning well and plowing a lot more than my wife's with stock skis and wear bars so I tipped my sled over to inspect the wear bars and they were all plugged up with ice. don't know if this is a common design problem and why there do not seem to be many ski options with double wear bars out there now. also, I notice the ski has a wider flange one side vs. the other and wonder if I installed on the wrong side way back when. can anyone tell me if the wider flange should be outboard or towards the inside. thanks for the feed back and help with my dumb question. Jim

volcano buster

Well-known member
Nov 26, 2007
Stayton Oregon
Those are the Polaris Sidehiller II skis used on the Edge chassis.

Not all snow conditions will cause the ice to build up on the wear bars. Typically the winged edge goes to the inside of the sled which helps for flotation when running flat but allows the ski to roll up on edge when sidehilling.
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