Well i know its hard for everyone to appreciate it and what these guys do, because most people dont have sleds, because of their price. Personally im always on mine to get in the backcountry and those things are not easy to throw around (now i have a 900cc with reverse, so it weighs way more then what those guys in the x games use)... But wondering what everyones thoughts are on it here. like do you guys like watching it and stuff, you ever ride one? Also a little known fact. Scary enough a snowmobile was flipped before a dirt bike. Jim Rippey (a pro snowboarder at the time) flipped one over ten years ago now.
i love riding them - super fun, and the first few times i saw someone backflip a sled was f'n rad. i'd watch pro beelers live, but i do not ever want to watch someone snowmobile on television. it is boring. i'd rather watch baseball.
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definitely should give it a shot. make some buddies that have them and get out there! its super fun and pretty hard and tiring and can get frustrating, but i wish everyone could experience it. combining sledding to get good backcountry a unique part to skiing. i dont like the racing that much
i bought my first sled to get into backcountry skiing, now im a loyal sledhead. my skis are collecting dust. i really enjoy watching snocross, cause after riding for a while you understand the strain it outs on your body. i think its one of those things you just have to be into to like to watch, sorta like golf. i also love wacthcing freestyle cause i love jumping myself. but most on here hate it...
haha im not going to flame you ill be nice bout it. but imagine being a on a 500 pount sled where alllll the weight is up front. pretty hard to handle. oh and the endurance of controlling that for that long. hmm and having the nerve to jump that 100 feet. timing the speed perfectly on the rollers. its like some guy watching skiing and saying that looks easy. it all looks easy until you get out there and try it you know?
ahhhh it gets me pumped to hit up some blackwood canyon backcountry to film tomorro :). you guys can see more on the next moment update hopefully.
in yeah dude that segment where they are just making htose huge turns in the 4 foot pow ive never been on a sled but that made me really pumped to try one out looks so fun!
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It is so bad for the environment. There is no way around that fact. Nascar and sled racing (while being a little better) are disgusting sports. It takes no physical ability to be able to drive a car fast. Snowmobiling takes some (now if they had to pedel those sleds around then that might be something). However they are pure spectator and immediate entertainment attractions. The only reason they exist is becuase people are hoping to see someone crash, or for the entertainment they get of seeing something go fast. They are some of the only sports out there where the audience does not analyze what is going on. If the cars/sleds moved at a quarter of the speeds they currently do there would be just as much skill involved but no one would find them entertaining.
Snowmobile and car racing are what is wrong with America, They just provide people instantaneous thought free entertainment.
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