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Old 02-09-2013, 12:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Polaris sled reviews

I am a ski-doo rider. But I am looking for a new sled and have heard that Polaris is pretty good. Any suggestions for good years and models? Not looking for anything older than a couple years. Happy sledding. Thanks

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Old 02-09-2013, 07:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, that is a pretty broad question. To get a good answer that will benefit you, you might want to add what type of riding you do. Elevation, terrain, riding style, etc. The more information you can give the better answer you are going to get.

Polaris has made some great sleds old and new. In the past couple years they have been some market innovators. There is a wealth of knowledge and experience on here. I'm sure once you have offered some more specific info you will get the info you are looking for.

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What xflyer53 said. There are a few to avoid and a few that have been awesome in the Polaris lineup.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Polaris sled reviews

I love to ride hills and carve the powder. But there is little of that where my sleds lives. So I mostly hit trails and the few fields that are clear. So I would want a versitile sled for both but mostly trail riding.

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The Polaris Switchback is the sled that is built to fill that niche. Second to that is the Assault, which is a bit more robust, and capable when hitting jumps. I would avoid the 06 900/700 Switchback as that engine didnt' last long in the Polaris lineup. The early 800's also had problems (08-09.) Depending on your need for power, the 600 engine is very capable and any Switchback from 2006 on will be a pretty nice sled. The later ones had less cooling issues and were easier to steer than the early ones. 2009 and on had a better bumper as well.
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2012 Switchback Pro-R! Handles like a Rush, bridges bumps like an Assault and does very well in pow for a 136.
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