Well today I went riding and I had an OK time the snow was extremely deep but everyone kept getting stuck to the point where it drastically cut MY riding time down. One of the riders hit a tree pretty hard where it cracked the tub, bent brackets, broke the bumper but it was still ridable. The other sled was an 04 Summit Rev with the 16 X 144 track so I assumed that it would walk all over my RMK..... not the case at all. Now don't get my wrong I rode it for 10 miles and it is very comfortable and I like the sled but its deep snow capabilities and not as high as my RMK. The sled did great until he get stuck in a river and we tugged and tugged until he got out, well it finally was on semi solid ground and the thing started overheating, seem that somewhere in the process of sticking in the river it threw something through the heat extanger and lost all of its coolant. I towed it back to the truck and managed to bend my weak rear bumper, CRAP. Well I am happy I went riding but I am not too impressed with the Summit REV's deep snow capabilities, that sled would dig down so fast and just get stuck way too easily.
Where I sled: Pounding my way up and down powerlines all around North Bay.
I've heard similar things about the newer summits, though I've never seen them off playing in the deep stuff. I do know that a few of my Polaris buddies who went to Eagle Mountain Lodge last year came back talking about how they outclassed some summit 800's up there, but I always take that kind of talk with a grain of salt.
If they're anything like the Renagades then I know they're not much to brag about. THe people I know at home with Revagades gave up on the whole powder thing and say that it's no fun, they'd rather stick to trails.
2007 Dragon 700, stretched to 136"
1998 XC 700 with a 121" recycled Ripsaw.