Every post iv ever read says stud down the middle, I plan on putting 144 right down the middle on my MXZ 600. Well all the locals say don't listen to the message boards, they don't live around here, that kind of crap, ect.... Well there reasons for doing a "normal" studding pattern Was u will get more traction and studs just don't pull out from normal riding.(SURE). Also they said if the track isn't completly flat on the ground with an up the middle pattern U will also be loosing traction. Well I NEED SOME BACK UP. Help me defend the board and prove then that there is far more knowledge on the web than ur local dealer. Also it will give me peice of mind that it is the right thing to do.