• 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"

    http://www.snowestonline.com/forum/showthread.php?t=269222

    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.

    MH

The Dangerous Polaris Foot Hoop - Different idea

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My wife and daughter have both had near misses from the foot hoops this year. I honestly thought my daughter had broken her ankle as her body and leg was 90° to the stuck boot in a neutral positioned sled while she was laying in the snow screaming in pain when I arrived on scene. Very Scary. Luckily, she must have had just enough room in the boot that resulted in a badly sprained ankle. I had my incident in 2009 with a blown knee that has never been the same and sometimes limits my technical riding.

Honestly I’d rather have just cut them off as they serve no structural purpose but was concerned resale would suffer.

While going through spare parts bins, I came across some 6-7” risers that seemed to fit the bill. A Powermadd and a stock BRP riser. Cut them in half. The 4-5” Polaris riser used on T-Top Polaris Steering posts from 07-08 looks cleaner but didn’t have enough. I don’t care for adding weight but the safety of this solution far exceeds the weight penalty.
 

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This is a pretty good idea! Being 6’5 and having size 15 boots, they tend to get stuck in the loops a lot. I haven’t had any injuries yet from it but this was smart!


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DITCHBANGER

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Just cut them off. Why clog up the footwell. Resale i doubt no hoops would devalue the sled. Cut mine off from day 1
 

live2beel

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Anyone that has some they cut off an Axys I would gladly pay shipping on.Playing around with an idea I have.
 

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The resale equation could be a factor. We know there are guys out there who'd pass because of it. I'd still think most buyers won't care, or if they're like me (my pro came with them already removed), it's one less thing to worry about, but it is something much easier to remove than replace. Even at that though, I wouldn't give it a second thought if you have them and want to remove them: losing a little money on resale is still much cheaper than a torn-up knee.
 

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Like Pauly Shore would say, you’re thinking locally and we’re acting globally. Resale in Washington state has changed over the last few years. Our dear leader King Inslee is rubbing off on people.
 

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This is why I created Everett Ankle Savers, as stated earlier. Hundreds of happy customers:) I still have a few sets left for the season. Shoulda sold that riser and used the proceeds to pick up a set.
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Clarke673

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the problem with just cutting them off is that you take aa triangle and make it... not one... so. better solutions exist lol
 
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the problem with just cutting them off is that you take aa triangle and make it... not one... so. better solutions exist lol
Cutting them off has no noticable impact on strength ....only plusses - no chance of foot entrapment and knee / ankle damage plus you can get your foot further forward for controlled descents ...

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