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April 29 2008 at 10:50 AM
Johnnyboy  (no login)
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Response to Sounds great!

So we went last Wednesday at Gold Creek. Rob's snowmobile is new, fast and fun. The track was terribly washboarded and very dirty.

The dirt quickly contaminated the bases of the skis, making them VERY slow. This meant that our arms and backs were working hard. The washboarding pounded the crap out of our legs. Overall, it was a LOT of work!!

If you were wanting to really do this very far, I'd suggest (at minimum) making a custom tow-line with built-in shock cords. The snowmobile accelerates and deccelerates much more quickly than ski do, and that would be a big help.

If you REALLY wanted to get into it, I would suggest making a stand-on trailer hooked to the snowmobile at the bottom, with the shock-cords built in. I've riden a LOT of rope tows and pomas, and this was a lot more work. Mostly because the track was so rough and dirty though.

We will definately try it again next year!!

Thanks Rob!

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