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Avoiding Black Snowmobile Gear

I ponder many things while trail riding. One is why more riders aren’t avoiding black snowmobile gear. I mean, why does anyone still wear black? You’d hope that my mind would occupy itself with more momentous issues. Like what’s for lunch. Or where’s the next gas. Or are we going to make our destination before dark? But every time …

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Sharpening Snowmobile Carbides

Sharpening Snowmobile Carbides

Not so long ago, snowmobilers hardly ever spent time sharpening snowmobile carbides. Now, it seems like a no brainer. Most trail riders have experienced this scary situation. It happens when your sled unexpectedly doesn’t go where you’re trying to steer. Worse case, you simply can’t count on predictable behavior from your snow machine anymore. To troubleshoot this dangerous concern, one …

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Reduce Snowmobiling Risks

Reduce Snowmobiling Risks

What’s the point of trying to reduce snowmobiling risks? No matter how you ride, snowmobiling poses certain inherent threats. Why? Because it occurs in an unpredictable and uncontrollable natural setting far away from civilization and emergency assistance. That said, 99.9% of snowmobilers return home safely after each ride. No matter what your riding style, ensure you continue to be …

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Snowmobile Helmet Communicators

Snowmobile Helmet Communicators

Periodically, I see online posts asking about snowmobile helmet communicators. How well do they work? Which make is best? What’s everyone else using? Unfortunately, definitive answers seem to be few and far between. I know my own experience is mixed. When my snowmobile helmet communicators worked properly, I enjoyed being able to talk one to one with my spouse. …

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Snowmobile Trailering Tips Best Advice

Snowmobile Trailering Tips Best Advice

Why do we need best snowmobile trailering tips for our snowmobile tour or snowmobile vacation? Because too often, we take snowmobile trailers for granted. We ignore them, store them improperly and don’t maintain them well. Let’s start with a Snowmobiler Television video clip, then go on to some basic legalities… To be legal, you must register and plate your …

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Snowmobile Tie Boss Tie Down Product Review

Snowmobile Tie Boss Tie Down Product Review

Anyone who trailers their snow machines for snowmobile tours or snowmobile vacations has experience with tie down straps. Typically, they are required by law to properly secure your snowmobiles to the trailer bed while in transit. I’ve tried everything from heavy-duty bungees to ratchets to clip straps. I’ve had varying degrees of success, convenience and ease of use on …

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Snowmobile Rain Riding Best Advice & Video

Snowmobile Rain Riding Best Advice & Video

Nobody in their right mind wants to go snowmobile rain riding or in a meltdown. But sometimes it’s unavoidable, especially if you do a lot of snowmobile tours. Like when you’re on a tight snowmobile vacation schedule to get to your next destination or the weather suddenly turns sour in the middle of a pleasant day ride. The one …

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Take Friends Snowmobiling Best Tips

Take Friends Snowmobiling Best Tips

So you’re about how to take friends snowmobiling for this Family Day Weekend or any other time. Maybe it’s a newbie or someone that hasn’t snowmobiled in years. How you shape the experience will determine if snowmobiling wins another convert. So please make their first ride enjoyable, safe, comfortable — and during daylight hours. You won’t get a second chance …

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Riding Point Tips For Snowmobile Leaders

Riding Point Tips For Snowmobile Leaders

My top snowmobiling tips for riding point on snowmobile tours or snowmobile vacations come from many years of experience. Maybe I’m getting paranoid. Do I tempt fate each winter as I ride over 10,000 kilometres on tour for snowmobile magazines? I’m always riding point for our crew and wondering what will happen next… Over many years of snowmobiling, my concern is well founded. …

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Visor Anti-Fogging Tips For Snowmobile Helmets

Visor Anti-Fogging Tips For Snowmobile Helmets

Why do you need visor anti-fogging tips? Put up a hand if you’ve ever had trouble seeing through your face shield because of fogging up on snowmobile tours. I bet if you wear eyeglasses while snowmobiling like I do, you’ll have both hands raised. Because then it’s twice as likely your vision suffer has suffered. Fogging up is not only annoying …

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Snowmobile Trail Signs Tips

Snowmobile Trail Signs Tips

Over my sledding years, I’ve visited many different trail systems and given a lot of thought to snowmobile trail signs. I’ve seen many best practices on the snow. And also witnessed some really poor signage. I’ve come to some conclusions and here they are… Throughout the primary trail riding provinces and states, most snowmobilers typically engage in what’s called …

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Snow Dust Riding Dangers & Tips

Snow Dust Riding Dangers & Tips

What do you know about snowmobile snow dust on your snowmobile tour or snowmobile vacation? Most of us take being able to see well for granted. We rely on good sight for most aspects of daily life. Being able to see is never more important than while snowmobile trail riding. Our eyeballs are integral to such crucial snowmobiling factors as …

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