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I was out yesterday and ran the narrows at Turtle Lake a couple of times. None of the other guys would try it, but I had a blast. Pulled a couple of wheelies, and managed to get a feel for steering with both skis a foot in the air. Had a ball.
Unfortunately, my buddy with my camera is no photographer, and it was my pocket camera as well, so it's slow like most digital cams, which means he ended up missing a couple of the good shots. But he did get a couple of easy ones.

The Dragon just loves the water, and will go as slow as I have the courage to go. No trouble starting from a dead stop at the edge of the ice, I can play with the throttle, steer, accelerate, whatever. Can't wait for some nice long runs this spring, though the most fun is playing in shallow water where you're not afraid to dump it. Then you can afford to take a few chances.
 

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not much snow on the side there



wish the narrows between lake simcoe and lake couching

was a hot spot for puddle jumping like dorset is

there a good kilometer of open in the dead of winter

not sure about dorset
 

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wow that's great...


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Scares the heck outa me, won't be jumping any puddles on purpose anyways w00t
 

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That's cool alright!

A lot of fellows in these parts live for spring and the opportunity to go skipping - even buy largely impractical L/C machines just for that reason. One friend went to rescue a kid whose dad had left him stranded on a sled sinking slowly through thin ice. He managed to get to kid to safety but lost two wheels on the back of his skid and seized the track on his 600. Naturally, the machine went down. Along with it went two shotguns, a newish Benelli auto along with an older Browning A-5 16 gauge. He ended up diving for that borrowed Browning though the water was flowing and around 16 feet deep.

I guess I'm kind of a wimp when it comes to what I'm willing to do with a machine costing several thousand dollars. They are pretty amazing machines - way beyond they realm of what their inventors possibly dreamed of I'm sure.
 

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you should try turning on the water, it is the same way as one skiing in powder but more fun . this is me from today.
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Hey northmxzrider, I was doing a little turning on that run. It's surprising how well you can turn actually. The tough thing about most of the spots around here is that they are kind of narrow, with lots of rocks, and often deep water, so it takes a bit of courage to mess around. The consequences are big.
I wish I had a shot of the wheelie I pulled on Saturday. I got it up good on the water, and as it started drifting right in towards the rocks, I backed off the gas, leaned to the left, and the sled responded like magic. So much fun. In a week or two there should be some shallow wide spots starting to open up. Can't wait for the fun.
 

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this is me racing in the summer.
 

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Northmxzrider how are things up in Flin Flon these days....great pictures you posted...

another great picture Rad Racer 38X


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this is me racing in the summer.[/b]

hey what kinda track do you run and where do you race? We are just getting together a water sled, just for fun.
 

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Northmxzrider how are things up in Flin Flon these days....great pictures you posted...


every thing is good but the snow is starting to melt but that only means that the open water is only going to be getting bigger.
 

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hey what kinda track do you run and where do you race? We are just getting together a water sled, just for fun.[/b]

I run a 1.5 rip saw but 1" is faster but the bigger lug holds the corner better. I go racing at flat rock in new york.
that pic was takin in new hampshere at the watercross they had there . it was on thanks giving and was almost snowing. racing was fun but very cold!!
 

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i sunk my sled on sunday. i stoped at the edge of the ice and my skiies were in the water and then i put her to the bar and then the sled went strait up and then it sunk. i went slow up to the water many times but that time i went to slow. i would of got a picture of it in the water bit my camera was in my pocket and it got wet.
 

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i sunk my sled on sunday. i stoped at the edge of the ice and my skiies were in the water and then i put her to the bar and then the sled went strait up and then it sunk. i went slow up to the water many times but that time i went to slow. i would of got a picture of it in the water bit my camera was in my pocket and it got wet.[/b]
I feel for you. I did the same thing on Saturday. Exact same thing. From a dead stop, gun it and launch. Unfortunatly it spun out and when I the water it went "blub blub".
 

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I'd like to try it but all I need to read is the stories of two sleds "sinking" on this thread to keep my from doing it. Bummer... It'd be great if there was a long stretch of one foot deep water somewhere but here we have deep lakes and a very deep river...
 

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Rad Racer-
Looks like there are some modifications to the skiis for water. Any other things you do?
I'm going to try and cross a lake this April and depth will be about 40 feet so I'd like to be prepared as much as possible. Any pointers?

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