So my friends and I want to try renting some snowmobiles for a day this winter break. None of us have much in the way of experience with one, so what do we need to know before we go out renting and having fun (other than how to drive one)? Anyone done this before?
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i have 2.......and if you dont know anything try not to do anything too adventurous....if you feel like the sled is slowing down when your on loose snow, just shoot yourself, stopping will not help, and keeping going will not help unless you reach something hard....so its better to keep going..also if you get stuck....DO NOT keep pinning it hoping it will go.....it wont, and if it does your not usually on it so it drags you with it and it tilts and submarines into the snow again....dig it out.....to avoid all this shit.get a summit and a scandic super wide track........super fun with super fuctional. ,you'll be set
i own a sled...ive been sledding and skiing since before i can remeber...they go well together but if you want to do big mountain and you dont know how to sled you will have a bitch of a time its alot of work
um it depends on where you are going, do you have an avalanche tranciever, probe, shovel and knowledge to use them? if not then don't even fucking think about it if you are going in avalanche prone areas
If you don't know how to ride a sled, you might as well be bringing a 500 pound brick into the backcountry. It takes a lot of miles (with other experienced riders) to be able to ride in pow (and even more experience to double people up to the peak)
ya if you dont know what your doing dont go into the back country with one. if u want to learn how to ride in the back country and hill climb and do fun shit like that then hook up with some experinced riders that will teach u the ropes. theres a lot to be learned and take awhile to get good, also u need all the gear if your going to be goin in the back country.
i wouldnt recomend riding with your skis untill you have tried it once or twice, just to get the feel of it. its just like anything, it takes a lot of practice. riding the same sled will help too, instead of renting a different one everytime. WEAR A HELMET. enjoy.
talk to the guys at the shop your going to rent it from. ask them about the most broken in trailhead around which could access some good skiing. find out where it is. check avalanche reports and snow conditions. next find a trail map plan out your route and let someone who is not going with you know about where your gonna be. next rent your sled, tranciever, shovel, probe ect. and go to the trail head. (if you dont know how to use a probe and tranciever then learn how to use them, there made to be simple so just either take or course or read about it.) once your at the trial head assess again if you want to do this. if their is fresh snow and your the first ones there, maybe wait till another group has broken trail. make sure you know the weather patterns for that day and then decide. if your going to go. stay on the path which has already been made. if you find a cool hit or something up in the hills. decide the easiest and safest path to get up there. and then check the snow stability by trying to trek it in your boots. on at a time hit the hill on your sled. make sure all others are out of any potential avalanche danger if the climbing sled were to start a slide. if you cant make it up take turns trying it until your up. now get one person to ride a sled back down wait at the bottom and someone ski the line, then go back and do it again. also it become dark fucken fast so leave early and plan to head back early. you want to leave lots of time just incase you get stuck along the way. also maybe extra gas just incase the riding is epic and you can sled everywhere with ease. your use up quite abit.
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