Upgrading my skis

Somethings you should always remembers before you go for ride.
Did I forget anything ? Let us all know

Moderator: john

Post Reply
Message
Author
jasjew
Posts: 59
Joined: Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:34 am
Contact:

Upgrading my skis

#1 Post by jasjew » Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:27 am

I'm looking at putting some new wider skis on my ventures before the beginning of next season. Do you guys recommend going 8 inch or 10 inch wide skis. I'm looking at the Simmon skis. As some of you know, Jewell and I are not much of power riders and like the packed trails. Thanks for your help and look forward to doing a lot of riding this winter. :needsnow:



User avatar
TheBearAk
Posts: 101
Joined: Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:11 pm

Re: Upgrading my skis

#2 Post by TheBearAk » Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:38 pm

wide skies are usually for powder snow. Keeps the nose up.

Ski skins are typically how people do that too.




:needsnow:


1996 Skidoo Touring E 380
1995 Skidoo Summit 583

billy6384
Posts: 146
Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:19 pm
Location: Fairbanks

Re: Upgrading my skis

#3 Post by billy6384 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:45 pm

As a witness to the last March ride to Deadman Lake I would recommend 10" wide skis, lol! BearAK is right, it's going to help keep that nose up if you happen to go off trail. And shouldn't hurt the trail ride any either, some good carbides will keep a good bite on the trail. The wide skis will just help keep you out of sticky situations if for some reason one of those heavy Venture's decides to jet off the trail! :wink: Look forward to seeing you out there on the trail this season Jason and Jewell! :sledwave:


2014 XF High Country LE 800 141"
2010 Crossfire 800 141"/Melissa's sled

paulneva
Posts: 434
Joined: Fri Nov 26, 2004 9:03 pm
Location: Fairbanks

Re: Upgrading my skis

#4 Post by paulneva » Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:06 am

My first machine had very narrow skis. It would roll over any time a ski got close to the edge of a trail. I put skins on and they fixed the problem. As heavy as your machines are, I would recommend 10" skis even if most of your riding is on trails.

Paul


Paul S. Renschen

David
Posts: 177
Joined: Sat Mar 04, 2006 8:21 pm
Location: NORTH POLE AK.

Re: Upgrading my skis

#5 Post by David » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:36 pm

Slydogs installed at Phillps recreation $350 Vanhorm rd. 7in wide perfect..


YAMAHA RIDERS(4stroke)

User avatar
TheBearAk
Posts: 101
Joined: Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:11 pm

Re: Upgrading my skis

#6 Post by TheBearAk » Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:50 pm

Slydogs? Is that the whole ski replacement or is that just a skin?

$350 seems like a lot of money to me. I had some skins on my Touring and I think I paid $70 for the pair. Those were 7-8" wide.


1996 Skidoo Touring E 380
1995 Skidoo Summit 583

User avatar
john
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 2766
Joined: Tue Oct 28, 2003 2:52 pm
Location: North Pole Alaska
Contact:

Re: Upgrading my skis

#7 Post by john » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:48 am

Slydogs are the whole custom skis. You should be able to find "skins" for under $100.00.



jasjew
Posts: 59
Joined: Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:34 am
Contact:

Re: Upgrading my skis

#8 Post by jasjew » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:46 pm

So I just bought two sets of Simmon GEN 2 10 inch skis and will be putting them on this weekend or next week. Thanks for the help :needsnow:



Post Reply