well my dad bought a ''96 vmax 600 this week for $1600, good looking shape, the engine runs well, we put a new set of sliders on it and a belt and plugs and cleaned everything up. Anyways we had it out today near bancroft, ontario, I noticed when I was following him that the skiis were darting everywhere and didn't look like it had much pressure on them, mind you it only had runners not carbides. He found it a rough ride on the trail aswell, I said well look at the thing, it's a low machine in the first place with not alot of suspension. Anyone have theses experiences? would carbides help alot more? plastic skiis aswell?