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3 Ways to Make Your Next Ride More Memorable

It’s said that doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity. If it isn’t the definition of insanity, it will surely make you insane. Don’t go insane. Here are some tips to change things up for you.

Record your ride

If you haven’t done it before, try recording your ride using a GoPro or other compact action camera.  When you take the video, make sure to try multiple different mounting setups (snowmobile, chest cam, helmet cam, tunnel cam). Doing so will make your video that much more interesting when you upload it to your social media accounts. Maybe have a contest with your buddies to see who can make the best video. The possibilities are endless! 2 Ski-Doos

Go Somewhere New

Rather than going to the same trails or hills that you always go to, try going somewhere you have never ridden before. There will be new challenges, unfamiliar terrain, and a change in scenery that will be a welcome sight to you and your fellow riders.

Try a Different Sled

You’ve been riding the same sled for the last 5 years? Don’t be afraid to try new things, see if your buddy will trade you sleds for a day. If not, consider renting a sled for a day to mix things up. You never know, you might find a sled you like better than yours and need to make an upgrade next season.Kendall snow (500 Width)

3 Factors to Consider When Renting or Buying a Sled

There are a billion things you can consider when looking at renting or buying a snowmobile. Luckily TRAX PowerSports Rentals has 3 factors to consider when renting or buying a sled.

Experience

Your personal ability and experience plays a pivotal role in what kind of sled you should rent or buy. New to the game? Consider a smaller sled such as the Ski-Doo Summit 600 or the Ski-Doo Expedition 550F that we run. This will help you develop your technique on a sled, while allowing you to maintain control with limited power. If you are an experienced rider who is really looking to just play hard on the slopes, the bigger Summit SP 800 or the Polaris Pro-RMK 800 is the sled for you._K0A4057 (600 Width)

Riding Style

Do you like to get deep in the powder or do you tend to stay on the trail? Do you like riding on your own sled, or do you like riding with someone on back? These are a couple questions you should ask yourself. If you like getting off the trail and in the powder, you definitely need to go with a mountain sled such as the Ski-Doo Summit or the Polaris Pro-RMK. The tall track lugs, the narrow ski stances, and light weight make for great riding when you get off the hard pack. If you stay on the trails, the Ski-Doo Expedition 550F is a great sled with its fan cooled engine, short track lugs, and its wide ski stance. For riding with a passenger, the Expedition is a great option, in addition to the two seat capable Ski-Doo Summit 600s.FullSizeRender (2) (600 Width)

Price

With any purchase comes the ultimate question of, “How much do I want to spend?” Buying a new snowmobile can cost over $10,000! That’s a lot of money! Luckily there are alternatives out there. Renting is an option that many go with to avoid maintenance costs, registration, and other unexpected expenses. Renting a sled can cost as little as $127 per day and can allow you to enjoy the snow with a new sled every year. You could also shop for used sleds that provide a much better price point. TRAX PowerSports Rentals shops sell their fleets of snowmobiles every year at heavily discounted prices. Also shopping during the off-season will most likely lead to a better deal on your new sled. IMG_1007 (600 Width) No matter what sled you choose, make sure to have fun out there on your sled!

5 Gear Musts for Your Snowmobile Trip

1. Avalanche kit

No one expects to be caught in an avalanche, but it is essential you have the tools to deal with one in the event that it happens. Make sure you have a shovel, probe, and flags to help look for anyone that gets caught in an avalanche’s wake.Avalanche Pack

2. Avalanche Transceiver

If you get caught in an avalanche, this piece of equipment could mean the difference between life and death. Always carry a transceiver with you and follow the manufacturer’s directions on its use. Become familiar with its features, as you will need every second in your favor during an emergency. Don’t have one? Hit up traxpowersportsgear.com to get one.avalanche-transceiver-BCA-tracker2

3. Water

Dehydration is the enemy of any activity and will certainly make your snowmobile trip less enjoyable. Make sure to have enough water in your camelback or water bottles. You could also throw in some Gatorade to replenish those electrolytes.

4. Food

Hunger will also put a damper on your day. Snowmobiling is strenuous and you will burn a lot of energy. Make sure to have good foods with high calories to replace all the energy you use. Military MREs have an incredibly high calorie count and can be made into a hot meal to boot.Cliff bars

5. Survival Pack

Make sure your pack has all the gear you need in case you get stuck out in the bush. Fire starter, one of those thermal blankets, a first aid kit, some extra food and water, and some dry socks will make getting stuck a less miserable experience and increase your chance of survival.

5 Things to Look Like a Pro Your First Time Snowmobiling

5. Make sure you have the right gear

A pro snowmobiler will make sure he or she is properly equipped for their first ride out. Unfortunately your average coat is probably not going to cut it for a full day of snowmobiling. Make sure you have a warm helmet, fully waterproof boots, gloves, bibs or coveralls, and waterproof coat. Synthetic materials will bode better than most natural fibers. If you don’t have the right gear, hop on traxpowersportsgear.com and get some.

4. Don’t Just sit on your Snowmobile while riding

If you want everyone riding with you to know you have never been snowmobiling, always sit on the snowmobile seat. If you want to look like a pro, use your body to get the leverage you need so you can effectively turn and maneuver your snowmobile. If you sit all the time, you will definitely get stuck… a lot. Here are some riding tips from Ski-Doo on how to keep on edge: Backcountry Expert Series: Bret Rasmussen: Riding on the Edge

3. Get In Shape

A lot of people don’t think that snowmobiling is strenuous, but it is. If you are in shape, your first snowmobile ride will be much more enjoyable, simply because you won’t be as exhausted. So hop on that treadmill, maybe lift some weights before you get out this season.

2. Don’t be afraid to get stuck

It’s going to happen. It happens to everybody. Once you start to get comfortable, push your abilities a little. You might get stuck, but dig out and keep going.

1. Have Fun

Often people get overwhelmed by their inability to be a perfect rider. Don’t be that person. Push yourself and have fun. At the end of the day you will be an awesome snowmobiler if you just have some fun. Polaris PRO RMK in action (600 Width)
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