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Old 12-31-2012, 06:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Shaper bar questions

Rode my sled for the first time in Old Forge NY for about 4 days straight over the wknd and had a blast! The first day I was on worn down bars and couldn't steer for crap on the roads and the powder I was a mess. all I could find was some stock replacment woodys with a 4inch section of carbide and a small 1inch section up front. Once I put them on it was night and day difference in handling but by the end of the trip the fron section is completley gone and the middle is ok. Should I look for shaper bars or something with better performance? Ones with a larger section of carbide? 6-7inches? I don't have the stock skis on this sled. Not sure the part number but they are the same skis that on the new Rush Pro R, same as my buddys has. So not sure if the bars are the same size.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If the track is not studded, 4" of carbide should work ok. If you get too much traction in the front, the sled steering performance will be compromised. 6" may be ok, depending on the track. If you go bigger than 6", you need studs in the track to balance the traction.
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