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 Post subject: Re: Friday short ride
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:51 am 
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Joined: Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:23 pm
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Location: Schoharie NY
Just a few sleds I had:

1969 Sno Jet
1970 Boa Ski (piece of junk)
1973 Rupp Nitro 440 ( loved this sled had 2 of them and raced oval tracks with one of them)
1975 Sno Jet SST 440 another favorite
1976 AC Z250 Raced this sled
1976 AC Z440
1976 TX250 Polaris Star Fire (great sled just bring a lot of plugs with you)
1977 AC El Tigre 5000
1979 6000 El Tigre ( Still have this sled)
1982 Ski Doo Blizzard 9500 ( worse sled I have ever had)
1988 AC El Tigre 6000
1995 AC ZR580 (still have this sled)
2004 F7 (Still have this sled)
2014 XF 7000 (1rst 4 stroke I ever owed)

I had a few more sleds but can't remember the years and models. But I have owned mostly Arctic Cats the last few years with real good luck with them. But thinking about getting a Ski Doo Renegade next year. Like someone on here said this sport is addicting.


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 Post subject: Re: Friday short ride
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:23 am 
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Joined: Thu Jan 06, 2005 11:11 am
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Location: Ballston Spa, Piseco Lake
46 years of riding sleds
1969 Skidoo 338CC
1970 Skidoo 399CC twin (still got it)
1975 Skidoo TNT
1981 Yamaha 340CC
1985 Yamaha 340 CC
1990 Yamaha Phazer (wished I still owned it) Great sled
1995 Yamaha 433SL
1998 Yamaha 433 XTC
2001 Polaris 500CC SPXC
2005 Polaris 500CC Classic (still running it) 11 years old. Time for a new sled
2016 Buying a Skidoo 600 ho e-tec Renegade Adrenaline with the 137 inch track.
If Polaris made a e-tec I'd buy it
2016 My wife is buying the Polaris 600 Pro S Switchback Black and Pink Ribbon Rider.

PS We are sticker Shocked but I am not going to follow Freestyle (Pete) on a un tracked lake again and get stuck in 14 inches of slush
See you on the trails next year. Had a great year, got a 1000 miles.
AND A GREAT BIG THANKS TO ALL THE GROOMERS within 100 miles of Piseco
Ron & Derrie


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 Post subject: Re: Friday short ride
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:31 pm 
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You will like the 600 etech. The 137" track will give a nice ride too. I think it takes the bumps better.


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 Post subject: Re: Friday short ride
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:38 pm 
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Ron & Derrie Rybicki wrote:
2016 Buying a Skidoo 600 ho e-tec Renegade Adrenaline with the 137 inch track.
I am not going to follow Freestyle (Pete) on a un tracked lake again and get stuck in 14 inches of slush
Ron & Derrie


I love my Renegade, but will tell you this: I've followed Pete in the deep stuff and a Renegade ain't no Freestyle!

Lighter weight, narrower ski stance, and gearing allow the Freestyle to float over and navigate turns in deep snow or slush. Freestyle could walk through the deep stuff and around trees. At that slow speed, my Renegade was more like a snow plow and a lot of work to control.

The long track and 600 etec HP will get you through any mess on the lake, which is what you're looking for. You'll love it -just remember what it DOESN'T do well and don't follow Freestyle on a deep-powder trail busting adventure!


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 Post subject: Re: Friday short ride
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:26 pm 
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Ditto on the Yamaha Bravo - can't kill it. Perfect sled for a youngster who can't fit on a Kitty Kat anymore. My youngest put our Bravo dead center into a tree and had to get it towed home. "I killed the motor - won't even turn over!" Well, yes, if the muffler is pancaked and no air can pass through the motor, it won't turn over! Easy to find used parts - hood, muffler, front frame crossmember. It lives to ride another day. Awesome power to weight ratio.

Had a 1984 Safari 377 that got a ski stuck in a frozen slush channel on Oxbow. Entire sled jacked up into the air and cartwheeled down the lake. Flipped it back upright, put the windshield back on (after I found the rubber grommets), bent the running boards back into place, and rode it home. Another sled that was built to take a lot of punishment.

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