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How many of us use have studded tracks?
Pros-cons?? just curious.

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I don't have my sled studded, but I probably am going to.

Pro's:
better traction on most surfaces

Con's
not as good in powder
lose top end speed
can ruin a track if they pull through
hurts like hell if you run over yourself

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Edited by - intendedacceleration on 26 Dec 2001 15:45:32
 

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That last con sounds like it would be a real bitch!!!! LOL LOL

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I've got 96 studs in my 1998 XCR 440 SP



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I've got 192 studs and 10" carbides to balance out the handling.
Greatly inceased handling making for safer and more fun riding on trails and lake tops.
You have to match the number of studs to your horsepower and riding style. Too few and there is too much stress on each individual stud, more likely to pull through.


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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:

Pro's:
better traction on most surfaces

Con's
not as good in powder
lose top end speed
can ruin a track if they pull through
hurts like hell if you run over yourself

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founding member of the Arctic Cat Mind Control Team..[/quote]

LOL, the last con....wouldnt it hurt like hell if u ran over urself even w/o studs? just curious...


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I was takin a corner on a 50cc mini-quad, and had my leg out to balance, and ran it over with the rear tire. That F-ING hurt! I had tire lug marks on my leg, and the freakin quad only weighs like 100lbs.

But yeah, my sled isn't studded. No paticular reason, but it is a brand new track, so...

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Studs are mandatory! I don't want someone fishtailin' around a corner and hitting me. My wife also thinks "studs"are mandatory{ when i'm gone sleddin'}LOL

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None yet, planning on studing mine this year. 120 with 8 inches of runner up front. After last year I wouldn't want to ride without them this year.
 

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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 spaceman17:

Studs are mandatory! I don't want someone fishtailin' around a corner and hitting me. My wife also thinks "studs"are mandatory{ when i'm gone sleddin'}LOL

Spaceman
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I agree with your statement 100%, I've had a number of close calls approaching a curve in a trail with sleds coming at me sideways. Alot of people think studs are mainly for flying accross a frozen lake top. They don't realize the greater control you have on trails over an un studded sled.


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96 Studs on my V-Max 500XT - would not ride in NE or Canada w/o them either. I have run through Gaspe in severe glare ice uphills with and without...never again without !!

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I've got 144 with 10" of carbide. The studs are great for braking quickly and the carbides are great for steering.

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On my old drag sled, I ran 288 of the darn sharpest picks I've ever seen. Ripped your lips right off when you got on the pipe.

On my daily driver XLT, none. Sure they do make your sled safer braking wise and provide a better launch, but if I gotta pay for the "privilege" of running them, NO thanks. My 1.5" paddle works just fine without them.

Here in Minnesota, all sleds with metal traction devices MUST purchase a stud sticker. Even then you are not allowed on some trails. The very trails that snowmobile clubs helped finance and build.

I'll get off my soap box now. Sorry about that.

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Actually, that's the only reason i don't have studs. I live in MN too, and more and more of the trails around us are getting paved. The only legal way to be on those trails is to make sure you do not use studs; so i put up with it.
I've also had a few close calls being unable to stop.
 

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I will not ride without studs. it is to dangerous where i ride. If all you ever ride is powder then fine but if you hit ice if you do not stud you are an idiot. I know a guy who almost died because he had no studs and his ass end kicked out and the sled bucked him off. I have 108 studs in my sled and my dad's SXViper has 192. I almost forget check this out http://www.1337info.com/files/snowmobile.avi goes along with Intended's last item on cons.


Edited by - Sled_Dog on December 30 2001 5:27:02 PM
 

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Studs are a must for safety. They help on icy hills, corners and on lakes too help stay in control of your sled. I have witnessed sleds without studs coming at me sideways on icy corners it my path if they had studs they would help to stay in control on all questions
 

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I checked and my wife said that I'm a stud!

None in my tack though! No reason to here. We all run big lugs and it doesn't really get cold enuff long enuff here (WA) to have icy trails or hills. We usually have deep heavy snow powder if were high enuff or lucky enuff but i'm such a stud i always get lucky!!

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