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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-30-2007, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Best deep snow sled

What do you think is the best vintage sled for deep snow? For trail blazing in the back woods, or breaking new trails in the cooly.

I was considering an old 78 ski-doo. Pretty long track and light enough to turn around on my own without breaking a nut.

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ELAN!!!!!!! I can remember my dad goin through 3-4 ft of fresh snow with an Elan having the correct weight distribution when doing so.



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Elan eh?

About 10 years ago I had a Scorpion "lil Whip" I picked up for the nephues to ride. Very Very Good Condition. Anyway, I remember that thing would go through the deep stuff and if I got stock I would just hop off, move the hind end over, give it a shove with some gass and hop on and go.

Darn, I wish I still had that little fan cooled sled. Cant even find one anymore.

Anyone Else?
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idk if you want real old sleds or pre 90's if i were u id look into say 1997 summit!

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I break the trails with a Jonh deere 300. But i think anything with bogie wheels will get the job done.

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ill tell ya right now a liquifire isnt the sled...lol

i took a buddys motoski mirage for a rip, same as benster's and went and hit this like 10foot drift and poped right up over it, then i tried it on the liquifire and went right through it, if i had of ducked i could have made a tunnel, the top of the drift filled in my helmet and it pushed in the headlight and filled the engine compartment.


boggies are all prety good in the deep stuf, i kinda liked a buddies old nordic 399, it had enough power to have some fun and was good in the really deep deep snow, uslless for drift bashing though. brovos arte good too
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I used to have a 1974 Ski-doo 440 Everest TNT. It was really quite amazing some of the places that thing would go.
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F/C Ski-doo Everest

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basically anything with a long track....if it exists



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I love my ski-doo, It's an 89 Tundra LT and it will go thru anything, but the problem is that it's only a one lunger and it's sloooowwwww. But perfect for cutting trails. I'd take a pic, but it's too ugly. But it serves it's purpose
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Elan eh?

About 10 years ago I had a Scorpion "lil Whip" I picked up for the nephues to ride. Very Very Good Condition. Anyway, I remember that thing would go through the deep stuff and if I got stock I would just hop off, move the hind end over, give it a shove with some gass and hop on and go.

Darn, I wish I still had that little fan cooled sled. Cant even find one anymore.

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I have a 75 Lil Whip. I got it from a Old Scorpion dealer in Wisconsin. I just got done overhauling it, I haven't started it though. It needs a new throttle cable. When I bought it the guy said it didnt have spark on one cylinder, it had perfect spark on both. It had very low compression. I took the motor apart and it had 340 Jugs on it already, thank goodness, it is impossible to find 295 pistons new. I bought a set of 340 pistons off of ebay and put the motor together. Hopefully I will get a throttle cable and get to drive it. It is in fair condition. What year was your nephew's sled?

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I've got a '70 Ski Doo Olympique 12/3 thats fantastic in deep snow. The Elan is a similar sled. The advantage with them is the center engine configuration that makes the front of the sled light so it'll float a little better in deep snow.
Riding in deeps now takes leg muscles though, its all about shifting your weight.
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I've had an old everest 440 f/c that would really go through the deep stuff. we also have an everest 500 f/c and l/c both do really well in the big deep stuff. The citations weren't bad either. They were light weight and had decent power.

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i have a 1977 kawa sst with a John Deere Liquifire 440 motor and it rips up hills with 3 + feet of snow like a jet and on flat land keeps up with my fenads 2004 ac 440 and my sled is only 300 lbs

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i break the trails with a 1975 olympique 300 with bogies it does ok up till about 2 feet of snow.

the other sled i use is a late 80's single cylinder citation short track i just stand on the back bar and give it the front end lifts enough to stop the front end from digging in till about 4 feet of snow on a new trail.
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ski doo alpine all the way baby

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another vote for the Elan, all track and very little ground preasure on the track will go any where. still use one for a work sled and trail blazer

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Yamaha Bravo long track "Trapper" model.

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Any Elan.

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i've got a 72 elan 250 twin. you just point it where you want to go and not much will stop it. if it does get stuck they are so light you can throw them around
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