I'm up in Mass now and rode the last two days. Conditions are good for early season but still a bit scary. Both days we spent most of our time around Twin Lakes and they had the best snow. You can carve on the logging roads for the most part. There were plenty of hidden treasures to bounce off of in the woods. We hit the power lines and they were probably the most fun.... but no base. No carnage on my end except for another missing ski puck thing. Got to ride with John Dee today which was cool. Good times and definitely still a good time. I'm thinking next weekend will be nice and it should be great my Christmas.
Having sets of black and white Slydogs, the white plastic seems the softer of the two and the ski bolt bronze bushings deform in the plastic allowing the rubber to pop out. Toss in a few backcountry roadbumps and boing - They're gone.
Doing some investigating, it appears there are new ski mounts for '09+ Ms and I'm curious if they fixed the problem. Strange that they aren't for '08+ Ms since that is the year AC switched to the new spindle design. Will call Slydog tomorrow and find out how they can permanently resolve the issue on my Ms. Just ordered a ton of other parts last night to get the sleds ready; don't really want to buy new skis this year for fear they won't fit my new direct-injected M next year.
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I've run the Powderhounds for 3 or 4 years now, and the only time one of the rubbers came off was when Baller hit a tree and snapped the whole ski off. I noticed it a few days later and rode 12 miles back into the mountains and found it laying in the snow near the offending tree!
Synchronized stucks. You get a lot of points for those....
There was another stuck that no one got a picture of. There is no base so as soon as the track digs through the snow you hit ice.... and if you have no momentum you're stuck. I bet a studded 136" could have made it that one where John and I got stuck side by side. I was actually going up to the top to help him when it happened.
O BROTHER BREEZE.....i think this sums it up and answers u question eh?......we have a winner CUZZ.....8 foot up a guide wire...exhibit A and its gonna be a long winter...not bad saplin's either there fellas....its a start....no VIDEO