Hey there, I'm from Canada where theres plenty of the white stuff. Last year I bought a 2002 edge XC SP. I love this sled it rips, light and fun. I put a lightweight canister on it and it screams. All my bodies can't beleive how this sled rips. I can get mine over 100 mph no problem. I'm about 6'2 160 pounds. This sled handles verry nice. Whene you hit jumps you barely feel them when you land. I had a 2000 mxz 600 and I tell you im pretty sure thiss 500 xc will beat it all the way through the powerband. You'll love this sled, the only time you might wish for a little more power is whene you are riding in the deep powder. This thing is rated at 105 horsepower, just think the 1998-99 arctic cat zr limited editions were only 96 horsepower and that year they were eating up on the lake. Its a quick polaris.