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I have an AC 1M 900 with a 159" challenger, and King Cat 900 with an attack 20 162". I love them both. With a large motor to pull the track, high handle bars, long foot rails, know where to put your feet and know when to pull, why bother with anything shorter, unless you are a flat lander like I was? Also people knock the attack 20, but I think these people aren’t riding them in 3' powered, where it's mean to be. But you have to keep in mind.. were I ride, how I ride and my size (6'4" and come in at 255lbs). So a long track might not be for everyone. Learning on a short track and moving up will give you the skills, it did for me. Out here in WY/CO its about skill when the sleds are all over 144".
 

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I've ridden 136, 144, and 156. More often than not, the 156 isn't needed (for me). Putting on a 144 on one, and leaving a 156 on the other. The shorter the track, the easier it is to dig out when ya stick it, imo. And the shorter length tracks seem more maneuverable to me. But I'm not 6'2" and 250 pounds, and I do believe size and weight play a factor in which track is best. I love the finger tracks, btw, and am convinced they work best in *all* conditions.
 

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You know I have to add my 2cents here I ride a summit 800 with a 151and 151 just isn't enough for me any more next year I will probably go with a 159 big wheel kit so about a 156 and as for the long tracks not being as manuverable I had a polaris 650 with a 144 and my 151 is a thousand times more manuverable I just need more print on the ground. Track speed is important hence the reason for the big wheel kit. I think a lot has to do with set up to. I ride with two buddies on 800 rmk 159's ported and big wheel kits we have lots of polaris moments where My 151 will top them out in the deep powder. but I must say if a 151 is good than a 156 is better.


btw camoplast has now come out with a 172X16X2.5" Probably take a yammy turbo to turn that monster.
 

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i'll take my 144x2 over just about anything else. i love the way she handles ('course thats just what im used to):rolleyes2:
 

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i have to say i like the 141 i use a 136 and will prob get a 144 but thats cause there are barely any 141 around these days its just better than the 136 on snow mostly casue of the bigger lug u can get on it and there is about one more lug on the ground but its still short for all the other stuff that you do and were i to we got tons of snow just not hills so long tracks kills the fun in the trees.
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Ya i like smaller tracks but in deep fluffy snow or the steep longer ones work better if the snow conditions are diffferent then a short one can out preform and the 16 inch tracks are preety good nvr noticed a problem with them but they should be a bit more stable and harder to tip but when they do there should be more grip on the edge which will work better so its mostly just what certain ppl prefer just to let you no my oppinion on those topics they seemed quite common
 

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I have a 99 summit X 670 with a 144" track. My dad rides a 03 polaris edge 800 with 159" track. I kid you not when I say wherever he can go I can too, sometimes I can go places he cant, sometimes.... I havn't been let down with the 144" but i'm not saying a 163" wouldn't be cool. I love the look of the long track. Where we ride we get snow right out our back door, it can be feet of fresh powded on top of compact sometimes. We are really into deep powder so we like to go up to the passes (Blewett pass in washington) where we can have the backcountry experiance where you make your own trails (not that we don't at our house). We also have a 91 phazer 2 136" with 1 3/4" track that will honestly keep up with us in some conditions, it is a good light mountain sled if you make it, but not enough power in the long run (480cc). I love lift'n the skis and pull'in wheelies, it seems i'd be harder to do with a longer track. In general I like the longer tracks but am am very happy with my 144". For mountain, no shorter than 144"...
 

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longer tracks? easier to climb!

i rode a demo sled last spring in edmonton BC and let me tell you..... the length of the track is getting rediculous!!! my dad just bought a 09 rev 800 with a 173" track!!! ya i know thats crazy!!! i rode the sled last fall as a demo from the factory and i liked it, just about as much as i didn't. the track requires absolutely no skill. all you do is litterally point and go. i personaly prefer a 151" it will take you up but still requires a little bit of knowledge

p.s. if your tired when you reach the top of the mountain it was worth it, who likes to climb with out leaving the seat?
 

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Exactly. Its not worth bragging about if you didn't put any effort in.
 

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Up here i feel that 144 is the way to go. But stuff over 151 is deffinatley needed especialy when you hit the chilkat pass. Where we machine up in the pass is where they shoot alot the sledporn videos and some of the powder you need those 160's and stuff its just insain.
 

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i rode a demo sled last spring in edmonton BC and let me tell you..... the length of the track is getting rediculous!!! my dad just bought a 09 rev 800 with a 173" track!!! ya i know thats crazy!!! i rode the sled last fall as a demo from the factory and i liked it, just about as much as i didn't. the track requires absolutely no skill. all you do is litterally point and go. i personaly prefer a 151" it will take you up but still requires a little bit of knowledge

p.s. if your tired when you reach the top of the mountain it was worth it, who likes to climb with out leaving the seat?
Um.... there are no mountains in Edmonton and it's in Alberta.........BC has mountains though... where I'm from and ride.... often.

I smack it with a 153, on an 08 M8.
 
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