Hmmmm....welll, you asked. First of all, fast does nothing for me...but get me hurt. Where we are there is a lot of opportunity for boondocking in the trees. 10' of powder and trees dont generally work as well with 800's. Riding vertical in gobs of powder is a blast on these things.
There are a couple guys with us that have 800's. Honestly, we get to 99.5% of the places they get and the places I cant get to....dont want to get to.
It is much more challenging on a Tundra than on a big sled......especially when you are going up. Side hilling is a must...eventually. If you can ride a Tundra effectively, you can ride just about anything. Mind you, they are not comfortable and when you are done for the day, you know it. For us to do 30 miles a day is a lot of ground covered.
139" track plus weighin something like 385# is quite nice. One of them is going to get an 1 1/2' paddle track next year.
When you bury an 800, a Tundra is much more fun to dig out.
Yes, I get the urge now and again....we then swap sleds for a while and I get the power urge over with.
That is just a few of the reasons. There are quite a few Tundras around here, it is surprising.
We saw one Friday,on Lone Pine trail north on Bergland,U.P..He was comeing up the hill (burp,burp),friend thought someting was wrong with it.Comes up,wearing coveralls and cameo gloves,asks if we are alright.Then he just disappears in the forest,going burp Burp.Told my freinds he is running his traplines.
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