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what does everyone out there think about the young kids out there? I know a lot of them just do it all pidily (they are just kids) but some of them are seriously into it.

Just wondering what yall think.
 

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What do you mean by young kids? I'm 23 and have sledded for two years (this'll be the third). If you consider me a kid, I'm very much into it. I don't know if you guys have heard of the Snowmobile Challenge in Jackson Hole, Wy. That's where colleges across the country compete to make a powerful low emmisions two stroke for the future. Colorado State University started this about three of four years ago and I have been helping them for the past two. Snowmobiling is a wonderful sport and everyone needs to put some input to keep it from being banned all over. Maybe you guys on the East Coast should put some effort into preserving this sport and a little competition. The sled for this year is going to kick some serious [email protected]#. You guys should check out the competion in mid March this year at Jackson. There's always plenty of fresh pow.
 

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judging by Wannabee's profile he's 14 so I'm thinking that he meant his age or younger. I think you're ok smokey!


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See you guys have such cool stuff to do out there. On the east coast, we dont get the snow to support a snowmobiling competition or even a club at most places. It would be an awesome thing, but when you dont get consistent snow its tough.

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what i meant was all of the teens into the sport...all the kids from like 13-18. i was just curious what everyone thought about more and more teens getting into it.
even the racers, esspecially hibbert.

just wondering

Let there be snow...
 

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I think it is great that they are getting into it. I am 24 and have seen my yonger brother start riding two years ago, sure he likes to mess around a little bit but so did I when I started to ride. I just hope the interest in the sport keeps growing. It will make it harder to ban it.
 

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hey i think its great that young kids are interested in this, keeps them outta trouble. kids these days need something to be invoved with, and snowmobileing is a good thing. itd one thing someone can get invovled in that they wouldnt need alot of tallent. someday when i have kids, i will get them into snowmobiling as soon as they can ride a bike! and to agree with jb, we need more involvment, so many beutiful places are on the chopping block, banning us, hell whats next, we cant ride in the ditches!!
 

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Originally posted by niceorange:

See you guys have such cool stuff to do out there. On the east coast, we dont get the snow to support a snowmobiling competition or even a club at most places. It would be an awesome thing, but when you dont get consistent snow its tough.

Hey nice, Northern ME usually gets plenty of snow..but there aren't to many colleges though...lol.


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i am 16 and snowmobiling is a great thing i discovered alomst on my own. My dad had a 1974 panther that he used to pull me around in the sled in, i wanted to drive, finally he let me, ive loved it ever since. that was only bout 4-5 years ago, now i have 99 PS that i bought w/ my own money, i love this sport.

I would defiantly get my kids into this when i have them. All the major companies are gearing towards kids to w/ the 120cc class. i think it is a great idea. dont give em a sled that will do 50 when there 6.

this stuff soaks up the money tho

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I started riding when I was 9 years old on an 1984 Yamaha 340. I'm 26 now, I think its great, as long as they know their limits. Some have to find out the hard way.

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I believe as in any sport youth need to learn the rules. I wish all youths could ride or at least have the opertunity. My daughter is 14 and does just fine. I also feel that there is a great deal of responsibility and some youth do not have the maturity to handle some of the power between thier legs properly. This gives the group as a whole a bad reputation. Educate the young as they are our future

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I find it quite amazing how young lots of sledders actually are. I think it's good that younger people are getting into the sport.

I bought my first machine when I was 14 (1990 Arctic Cat Jag 440) then when I was 16 I upgraded to a 1994 Polaris Indy 440, then last year I bought a 1996 Polaris XCR 440 SP and a 1998 Polaris XCR 440 SP.

All those sleds I have bought with my own cash, and because of them I'm very much in debt. Anyone looking to buy a 1996 Polaris XCR 440 SP?




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I am only 14, as someone mentioned before. I just got into this all about 5 years ago. I am super into it all now and i'm sure i always will be. not to brag or anything, but i think i ride super aggresive for my age. my dad and my uncles are some of the most aggresive riders i know, and i can keep up with them pretty good. and the thing i love most is the fun factor. there is nothing else i can think of that is so much fun and so much and an adrenaline rush. and now that some of you guys mentioned it, i guess this does make the sport even bigger and it will eventually be harder to ban.

i like the thought that i could do something that is so fun and end up helping out a whole sport.

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Young sledders are good sledders. IT is good to have young people who are interested in the sport and who can carry on the fun to the next generation. However, the current generation has to teach them to ride responsible and be safe! Just my $.02......

 

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Bought be a 72 last year.. rode it, beat it, blew it apart, put it back together and did it again. LOL im just ballz out. I think there is a magnetic force between me and anything that is self powered, mechanical in ANYWAY, or makes smoke.? lol I bought that sled and took it apart and put it back together without lookin at any damn parts manual list BS. that the way i am with everything. i do my own body work, painting, auto work, carpentry, welding, and i have done machining. im 16... and im lovin every moment of it! broken parts make me happy, a click in the engine? WOOO HOOO time to dig in... and for a reason too! I ride responsible.. but sometimes i just tighten the helmet up, itch myself, and let my ballz out and have some adreneline rushes.. !

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Man B2SO if you say 'ballz out' one more time I gonna...... LOL

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alright... tucks them back up... LOL

Duct tape much like the force... it has a light side, a dark side.... and it holds the world together!
 

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Seems like teens I see and meet while sledding are a different breed than what I see when I go dirt bikin'... They (snowmobilers) are more responsible and considerate of others. Some MX kids can be pretty obnoxious.

maybe its just me
 
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