Re: RMK800 OR AC800
What's this, AC finally shows up with a big boy toy and demands respect? Where have they been the last several years? I had to go with Polaris when AC took a sabatical from deep snow.
Fact of the matter is, I have owned more brands of sleds than are even on the market today. And two of the very best technical riders I know are on MM 700's. The biggest jerks I know ride Polaris! Probably an ego thing about being on top the most or first or whatever happens to be trippeng them out that particular day. I know better than to ever say that my particular brand is better than anyone elses. Because just when you say that someone shows up and does something to prove you wrong. All of the brands are very close in a stock setup. And yes there is a lot to say about rider technique. I just love to ride with guys that think they are king of the hill. In most cases they find that they are not! Not saying that I am by any means - I just love to ride. And I do it a lot. I don't ride 5 to 6 times a week, but I will put 3000 to 3500 miles on a sled in a year. The best thing that anyone can do is get to know their sled inside and out. Learn everything there is to know about it from how to fix it, ride it, care for it properly and yes - even show it off when you have the chance. What I don't like is the guy that thinks he has a hot sled when it will take him straight to the top of the hill with out ever having to work. I admire the guy that has to take an extra run at the hill and really work the hill to make it to the top. He is a much better rider and the one that I would rather ride with. Too many guys out there have way too much HP. They would be better riders if they would learn to handle their sled better.
I don't believe that I have a closed mind on the subject. I am just loyal to the manufacturer that I believe is making the right changes that fit my riding preferance. I have tried every major manufacturer out there today and keep comming back to Polaris. That doesn't mean that I am saying anything bad about any brand. I have seen both of these new sleds now and know first hand which one I am choosing for my new sled next year. And no, I will never take my powder special where I will take the RMK 800. It simply will not make it. Not in 100 trys at the hill. And when we jump off the top falling 30 feet I would much rather be on a Yamaha for the landing. I would love to have a different sled for every kind of riding we do, but that really is not practical now is it. I own four sleds, three of the four major brands right now. I will most likely ride the RMK 800 most of the time next year.
How many brands do you support? Or should I say, which of all the brands you own are supporting you?