great alright the pressure crack goes all the way back there I don't know how you get over there yeah I don't know I don't know what to do I mean it looks like it goes across the entire Lake okay I wonder if these guys know where they're going no surprise doing the same thing we did oh he turned right again there it goes I guess we just gotta go over it holy crap but a day already finally made it to the trail though so I kind of wanted to do a topic in this video that's a little different than normal I wanted to talk about my top five favorite slides of 2019 obviously they'll be some bias towards newer models but I'm gonna try not to go with anything that I personally own aka 50 assault and kind of give you guys my opinion on what I think the top five slides they came out the season are foxes so number five on my list is gonna be the skidooed 908 turbo really cool to see could be bringing that factory turbo to the table I think that there's definitely quite the market for it and I think those will be a sled that can really kind of grow into something but my big gripes with it or that obviously it being 150 horsepower sled it's not really a performance turbo it's more of a replacement for their old 1,200 and not so much like the lake racer competition that I personally would like to see in the four-stroke turbo market my other big gripe with it is I think because of that it's gonna be kind of like the leftover slide you're gonna see in a couple years a lot of them sitting onto their floors I think that's when they'll really start to make their stride and get a lot of cool performance parts and kind of beat up pretty fast and mod it out sled but I think for the first couple seasons especially as cool as they are they'll have some growing pains to kind of overcome they just groom this a little bit it'd be great number four the Yamaha Sidewinder slash SRX I think that Sidewinder is still part of the name but my reasons for liking that sled so I kind of felt like when the Sidewinder came out it kind of had so an identity crisis I think some of that comes from what our Tcat was doing with their old poor stroke turbo putting it in ours and you know kind of packages that although they are cooler concept don't really make sense for a four-stroke turbo hood and so because of that Yamaha kind of came out with their sled and you know they had this like bump tackling type four-stroke turbo that was a lake racer and as cool as that is I think slapping the SRX moniker on it and making it the lake racer that can really own a groomed trail it's what that's not always needed to be I love that the all blue color is back you know there's so much blue on it and I think everybody can kind of agree that the SR X's were always a great looking sled even if you know they were the snowmobile equivalent of a lowrider back in the day but uh so that's kind of in my opinion slightly model oriented but also just good marketing I'm gonna take a slide that really you know fulfills what the SRX used to be and you know give it that proper naming convention number three is the indie act see any model configuration I think it's cool to see the full form chassis and skid package kind of come back to Polaris I know a lot of people bought assaults that just wanted like the normal look of a sled because they couldn't quite get over it pro XE rear end and I think it's cool that you know players recognize that fact it brought the 129 out my only issue with it is you know it's cool to see a 129 and I know there was a market for it and it kind of made it make sense you know something in between the 121 in the 137 but before I feel a lot of people's preferred length the 137 these days the fact that it isn't one I think obviously has hurt their sales a bit so that's why in my opinion it's number three that could obviously change with riding it if I'm super impressed by the way the 129 handles and you know bridges the bumps and all that obviously my opinion could change pretty easily but for now I like the idea behind it I think the execution is decent but I think also it could kind of use a an X er moniker just a more aggressive package you know I think a lot of people bought it kind of expecting it to replace their Pro X R there or you know be at least similar to their X er I think shock in developing wise it's just not there so people are spending a lot of money to make this something that they want number two by 20:19 backcountry xrs most of the reason I think that's life in school is just the back country X was good competition for the SKS mostly and slightly the player is salt but it just kind of poorly usuals you do drop the ball i'm packaging and put a set of shocks on it that could have been better I'm not saying they're bad for everyone but I think especially with the sled with a narrow front end you're gonna have to get very physical on and make it handle the trails well you need some good shots to kind of like help your body out when you're you know fighting in the corner where might be lifting a ski and all that so I think that was something it was always lacking do I think the naming convention makes any sense pretty much not at all I don't understand how there's a free ride 137 in a backcountry 146 xrs leg just very confusing and there's still a free ride 146 I get it we got T motion verse the C motion and other than that the shocks are very similar you know what I mean it's just hard to fully understand it but you know I guess the difference in rear skid makes the sled but that's why that's number two in my book I think the colors were on point I think the packaging was on point I think the need was there I think it was a smart choice bringing it out but I have think of it number two just because in my book I don't know if it really fit I think slapping it in the middle of the freeride lining and having the 137 in the arm motion the 146 and the C motion and the 154 with the tee motion would really kind of give the the free ride a lot of variation and all its models and really make each one you know very worth it to every buyer my number one pick as I kind of talked about in a previous video it's got to go to the alpha one as you guys know I love my hard cap but I'm certainly not biased at all towards our Tcat I just got to give it to them for coming out with something that is so different and kind of takes a platform that may have been lacking somewhat because they were running an 800 inside of it 1850 and allowed them to just like really get a good footing back in the mountain segments I think you know innovative stuff like a rear end like that oh god those sketchy like a rear end like that could really bring cool things down the road for the mountain guys and shows that they're invested and that they're trying to think up new stuff and I'm sure they'll be stuff to come down the road for the trail market and I got to give kudos to a company in my opinion that is still that invested in coming out with something other than just an engine snowmobiling in a lot of ways has you know switched to the rider forward design there's been little tweaks here or there you know you got all the little rider comforts and the higher up seating position on the axis you have all of the cool features of the g4 platform and obviously bringing the first 850 to the market and all that you know very cool stuff and you know arctica they did their refresh but they haven't done much in the way of new chassis new gauges you know nothing like that lately so it's nice to see that even though they came out with their a vowel Wow even though they came out with their 800 CTEK you know they're still invested in like chassis and sled design so I think that's really cool and I gotta give it to them where it's at I think it's really cool that they sell their cross-country race sled as you know almost like a normal slide you could just go to a dealer and buy it you know they just do a lot of cool stuff and I think that they get overshadowed a little bit especially right now because they don't have an 850 and they're chess he's been out for a little while but it does kind of bring up though they must be keeping the pro cross around for a decent bit longer because they did all the work to fit the alpha-1 where your skin to it you know that's not something you're just gonna like put into one slide and then retrofit to another the next year in my opinion I could be completely wrong in a month so whenever anybody asks me like what would you say the insult isn't the best for these are the trails I think of the now well we were discs only now I was talking about my top five but this right here this is where I would not want to have an assault they are super tight super windy on one twenty one you can rip them I wouldn't even want it 137 for this area so that's really not anything against the assault but yeah this is just small slit territory it's only a small portion of the trails it's gonna be too bad overall but ready park good stuff yeah that's for sure you run moron park and just take your pick out here huh kiddy with the nitro motor it sounds suit he's obviously got the exhaust on it we use trailer here back in the day it's like 33 today I know it might be a bad song but I love that weather oh god I want the snow to stay I don't want this letter going anywhere but I don't need no ten degrees cedar pine is that way red field is that way all right yeah I just that's like I know there's a restaurant there I can't remember a restaurant red it looks about the same but yeah three miles have we done so far it's gotta be like 70 60 50 so different during the day dude I know right I was I kept thinking like are we going really the wrong way yeah it's crazy like if you think about it you really bought our 2007 like four years old they were anything that old just like they were in jail today your and I by the Excel teachers in the flight I bought that in 2003 years old yeah shooter McGavin well that's the sleds you really get much more of a variation age wise in tug Hill than you do up in Forge had lunch at cedar Pines it's kind of in the middle of tug quite a ways from Old Forge but one of my subscribers said that he wrote here from four is the other day so that's cool must be one heck of a drive I think it's 50 miles by car to get here and Charles are obviously not that directly about 67 miles already and no like Flickr way back so probably gonna be her in 35 miles ish 134 Oh backcountry xrs I like that there it goes it's what I get for saying there was nothing cool here I haven't thrown the idea around of possibly studying this track I don't think it's gonna affect it too badly off trail and I'm trying to think it would just give me more confidence I have a lot of people that don't mind like sliding around but for me I really don't prefer it you know when you're going down a hill or you wanna do a corner a little hot and you're just not confident in the rigor the sled it's obviously not preferred and I'm hoping to do a hill drag towards the end of the year and if I do that I think you know for trying to get the best result it would probably be good to have studs but those have been a lot better so far the way we came was a lot of like really twisty and windy trails not bad but you really can't get going that fast on them especially not knowing them not worth it in my book all right what's up grab gang head will issue with the camera batteries toward the end of the ride I could have swapped him out but we were pretty close to the end of our rights up here and I would just kind of head home and not worry about filming I appreciate you guys watching this week I'm gonna be up in Old Forge this weekend so if you guys see me go up and say I still have three brat gang stickers left anybody wants one hope you guys enjoyed the vlog let me know down below what top five thought you guys would have chosen you agree with me or disagree with me always wanted to talk to you guys about that stuff and we'll see you in the next vlog [Applause]

Top 5 Snowmobiles of 2019 – Tug hill ride
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31 thoughts on “Top 5 Snowmobiles of 2019 – Tug hill ride

  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    I live 30 seconds from that legion u said u used to trailer to. I ride that loop almost daily. Cool to see u pass through my neck if the woods.

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  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    Can you still get up to Tug/Barnes Corners from Brewerton?

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  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    what music is that in the background pretty cool kind of jazy im a 60,s70s guy but im open to anything but wrap too much yelling no music I just pulled the trigger on a 2019 skidoo blizzard 850 got a good deal hope I got a good one what s youre take on it motor wise

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  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    What do you run for carbides?

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  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    where are you guys riding at that ski-doo your riding seems to be a pretty decent ride

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  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    Where did you start you ride from

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  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    The alpha 1 is junk. Cat is junk. Didn't they get bought out?

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  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    The 2019 BCX XRS got KYB 38's, Not good enough ???

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  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    Be careful up there dangerous this year

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  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    Revrider550 without a hat on! Glad I watch to 16:21! 😭. The happy Gilmore snap was awesome there haha. Great watch…again! Where do u mount your mic… I just ran a bell mx9 helmet, mic clip to top of the breath mask and it sounds aweful… Yours sound great!

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  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    Did you happen to pass a black arctic cat pantera with 2 kids on it, a white arctic cat 800 with a kid on the back, a gray and yellow ski-doo 600ho etec, a black ski doo 600 renagade enduro and a black ski-doo 600??? Plz reply I need to know

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  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    Careful on that ice Bro 😬❄🌨

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  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    You still need a can 😂

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  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    how do you like the 1.6 track for all around use? im considering getting a 2020 assault 850 (patiently waiting release…lol) and not sure whether to go with the 1.35 or 1.6

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  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    Cool video, I got to ride a Arctic cat 137 this past week at tug hill (I use to have an F7 and F8 129 and I felt the Arctic cat 137 just felt so much longer than my XCR 137 and that it didn’t corner as good as my XCR 137, when I ride my XCR 137 I don’t feel like I’m on a 137 but with the arctic cat it just felt longer. After experiencing that although the Polaris 137 may not look the sexiest functionality the suspension is better than the Arctic cat and functionality it just simply works. I’m not sure if they made a Polaris 137 skid similar to a INDY 129 skid if it would be a improvement over the current Polaris 137 design, it might look better but only look better and not work better. I never rode a arctic cat 137 before I got my Polaris 137, I more so switched to Polaris for the better technology and lighter sled and because all the arctic cat dealers near me closed down from lack of sales. My only worry was that the Polaris 137 skid would be equivalent in the deep snow to a 129 open skid but after I got to ride my 137 off trail in some really deep snow this season the front end just got up on top of the snow no problem and now I don’t have any worries about the sled in off trail over a 129 open skid capability and the 137 is better on bumps and more traction on the ground. So very happy with my sled although it was a big change in brand and design. I think the Indy 129 is still a damn good trails sled but like you said the 137 is really probably the better trail sled. I think the move Arctic cat did with such a big change in the mountain sled with the Alpha is just as big of a move as what the Polaris did many years ago with their new rear end skid on rush and switchback to make it handle so tight. Although I must say all the backcountry technical riders that ride Polaris are killing the people on the alphas in the technical terrain so Polaris just having the lightest mountain sleds is still killing the alpha.

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  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    Backcountry XRS is much different then Freeride 146. the Freeride 146 is a short track mountain sled the BCXRS is more a trail sled

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  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    In your opinion what was the best crossover sled this year ?

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  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    I have a ski doo 120 and I know why they stopped making them , 129 is perfect for the trails IMO

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  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    I literally said "Fuck yeah!" out loud when you said Alpha One was number one. Got me so excited. That sled is so bad ass and intuitive.

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  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    Would love a braap gang sticker love the vlogs keep it up watching from Vt 🤘

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  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    i have a 2017 rush xcr 600 love it can really push it hard at 80+ in rough conditions and never get to out of control, rail it fast in corners. i know alot of people dont like the looks of them but it will save you for that unexpected sharp drift or road approach. id love to try out the new mxz 600r and new indy xc 129 600.

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  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    yaa braaap bro im with you on the freeride 137 r motion, 146 c motion and 154 t motion. My 13 year old wants a freeride 146 for on and off trail and I don't think the t motion is the best ditch/trail sled. he don't ride like he's 13 he keeps up with all the biuf boys on my 800 xp right now!

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  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    A Rush would be a blast on those twisty wood trails you were in.

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  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    The 900 turbo holds its own against the 850 Doo and Patriot. Only problems so far have been clutch springs. SRX is awesome it was always about top speed. Can’t go wrong with an Indy, love the shot starting on the Backcountry. The Alpha I’d definitely innovative. All good choices

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  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    The aftermarket has those 900T over 200hp. Pretty impressive. I do think an 800 power level four stroke was missing in todays market. Ski-doo did what Cat/Yammi should have done with the 7000/Viper. Hoping others follow suit, cause I'm not a doo guy lol.

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  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    1. Ski-doo mxz xrs 850

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  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    You're definitely spot-on about the Ski-Doo 900 turbo Skidoo needs a 4-stroke that has at least 180 horsepower but light definitely keep them coming

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  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    I really love the red on the skidoo’s

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  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    Mine: 1) Renegade Xrs 900ace 2) Polaris Assault 850 3) Arctic Cat High Country 9000 Turbo (W/E Model choose) 4) Ski-doo Backcountry XRS 5) Yamaha Sidewinder SRX (whichever). 🙂

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  • June 4, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    What's your lug height

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