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I have been riding for a couple of years now and have a 95 Thundercat. It is a sweet sled but is terrible handling. I want to buy a new sled and was wondering if anyone had any good recommendations on what to get. I am about 5'6" and weigh about 200 lbs. I do alot of open field riding and some tight trails (which the Thundercat does not do very well). I want something with power but handles good. Let me know what I should buy.
 

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Well do you want to stick with cat? If so their F7 firecat would probably do the trick very nicely. If you want to go with another brand, the Ski-Doo REV sleds look very nice. As for Yamaha, the R-1 is probably too heavy for what you want...I would stick with the Viper. And for polaris....well nobody really knows yet what polaris will have for new sleds this year so we will just have to wait and see.

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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by intendedacceleration:

Well do you want to stick with cat? If so their F7 firecat would probably do the trick very nicely. If you want to go with another brand, the Ski-Doo REV sleds look very nice. As for Yamaha, the R-1 is probably too heavy for what you want...I would stick with the Viper. And for polaris....well nobody really knows yet what polaris will have for new sleds this year so we will just have to wait and see.

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oooooo, an r-1 on tight snowmobile trails? might be a little hairy!


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tlaw, you want new? or just new to you??

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I agree totally with the advice given in this forum!! My first thought was F7. My next thought was Viper or XC 700/800. Not to leave Ski-Doo out, a MXZ 700/800 in at least sport suspension would probably work well for ya. All these will be priced similarly, but the Vipers, XC's, and MXZ's will likely be around as leftovers (great deals!). The new REV's are going to be a little more pricey, but good I'm sure.
Good Luck!

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i thought the thundercats were supposed to be a fairly good handling trail sled....seems like the review for the newer ones were pretty good for handling, not the best, but goood

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Thanks for all the replies. From what I have read I think the F-7 might be the right sled for me. But, first I want to do some more looking around.
 
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