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Making Tracks

Just how long is too long? When it comes to powering through deep mountain powder, just how much track can you run on a snowmobile?

That's always the 100 dollar question for sled designers. Track length has to be balanced with the ability to steer the snowmobile with the power to turn the track. And over the years, as technology improved in engine performance and suspension, the length of snowmobile tracks extended.

Ted George, friend in Jackson, WY, has toyed with this concept for several years. For the past two winters he has ridded his Polaris Pro RMK 800 with his own designed 189-inch track. And he has been very satisfied with the results.

This season he's toying with a 201-inch track. He's excited to test it. We're excited to see what he finds. It's always refreshing to see the innovations that come from the unique individuals within the snowmobile industry.

Just how long is too long? We're not sure we've gotten to that point yet.


Steve Janes Blog

Snow Fronts ... (Industry Headlines)

Over-Snow Grooming Comments

The Over-Snow Trail Grooming Environmental Assessment on the Payette National Forest is being released for public comment this week. The document is available for comment for the next 30 days and analyzes the ongoing winter over-snow grooming program specific to groomed routes on the PNF in cooperation with Valley County and the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR).

The agreement supports and maintains trail grooming in Valley, Adams and Idaho Counties. The agreement has been authorized on the Payette since 1995. Valley County is the lead county behind this program and assumes the responsibility for completing the grooming work under the direction of the Cost Share Agreement and annual operating plan. The Cost Agreement is for a 5-year period.
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Win A Rage Cage

To celebrate its 40th year serving the global snowmobiling community, Boyesen Engineering will be holding a year-long Rage Cage Performance Contest and invites everyone to sign up for an ongoing chance to win a Boyesen Rage Cage starting on Sept. 4 and lasting until the end of 2013.

That is one Rage Cage winner every month for a year. No strings. No purchase required.
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Hibbert Throws First Pitch

This YouTube video takes a somewhat light-hearted look at Tucker Hibbert's first pitch at a Minnesota Twins baseball game.

Many in the snowmobile industry might not know who John Sandberg is, but he is one funny guy who really ramps up the humor on this video. It's a side of Tucker Hibbert many might not see, especially when he's racing snocross. But it's worth checking out.
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Boondockers 9 Utah Premiere

The upcoming Boondockers 9 Premiere will do two things. First it will give you chance to be one of the first ones to see the latest in the Boondockers series and second it will be a fundraiser for the Utah Avalanche Center. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Boondockers premiere go to support snowmobile projects at the Utah Avalanche Center.

The premier takes place Thursday, Sept. 20 from 6-9:30 p.m. at the Brewvies Cinema + Pub in Salt Lake City, UT. Brewvies is located at 677 S 200 West in Salt Lake City. The movie starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $10.
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Ski-Doo Unleashes Mx Zx 600RS

BRP has pushed the snowmobile racing envelope further with the introduction of the 2013 Ski-Doo MX Zx 600RS model. The sled features revised front suspension geometry with better handling in bumps and refined engine components to maximize power output in all conditions.

The Ski-Doo racing program saw huge success last year claiming the ISOC Snocross series championship, Eagle River World Championship in snocross, world famous Iron Dog cross country event and the gruelling Cains Quest race. That success was due mostly to the Ski-Doo MX Zx 600RS model using the REV-X chassis—the basis for all Ski-Doo trail snowmobiles.
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Forum Snow Balls...

Here are the top posts on the SnoWest Forums for the past few days.

To get the blood flowing a bit!

2 Free 800 PRO Motors * And Performance Shoot-Out *


A Good Turbo Kit! Things to look for--


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