Really going to look into buying one or the other this off - season. Actually, we just had an off season, did we not?! I will probably buy a used 01-02 MXZ 700 or 800 w/Zx and want to know if there is any glaring differences btween the Renegade skid and regular as far as handling. I ride in the mountains of Vt and it is rare that I get above 60mph because of the twisties. Seems like the Gade would hook up bettter with more meat on the snow , but does it turn any differently? Top speed is far less important to me than acceleration . Also, do the precision skis help darting that much? I have my 98 670 set up pretty well in the front and it rarely if ever darts. They came on 02's only?