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#1 G8R

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 02:48 AM

So went out for a late night ride to meet up with some friends and had a very unpleasant surprise.  The ice scratcher snagged a drain on a bridge ive crossed a 100 times.  It sent me for a ride and did some damage.  The scratchers were mounted according to the manufacturers instructions after speaking with them on the phone.  Glad I had the Grip n Rip braces cause I think it would have been worse otherwise.  The second time the braces have saved sleds of mine.

 

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The one that snagged

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The damage

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#2 Eman0993

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 03:05 AM

Ouch! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk
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Posted 02 March 2014 - 09:37 AM

They are poorly designed and should be recalled IMO

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 10:09 AM

I know two vendors who dropped selling them because of other issues with this company.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 10:41 AM

I know two people with them and can say no other scratcher throws as much snow as these...they simply work.

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 08:56 AM

No doubt that they throw great snow. But not worth what happened to me in my opinion.
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Posted 03 March 2014 - 09:30 AM

Ice Scratchers Are So Overrated. Everyone Who Has Anything More Than A 1" X 121" Sled Thinks They Need Them....When In Reality, 99% Of People Just Need To Ride And Not Worry So Much.

Yes, I Jumped On The Bandwagon For A While Too, Trying To Make My Own And Blah Blah Blah.

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 09:37 AM

No doubt that they throw great snow. But not worth what happened to me in my opinion.

I agree and will say this is what scares me about them and why I've been hesitant to buy a set.  

 

They do what they were designed to do but wow...I fall off enough on my own I don't need something to help me.

 

Have you contacted the manufacturer at all since?



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 12:08 PM

I noticed how the front edge can grab so instead of driving like they are not there, I drive aware. When I have to cross tracks or curbs.....Well I drive with x-tra caution. I just hope they don't grab a root on the trail!

 

I agree about the design. They throw a ton of snow but that leading edge????



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 12:41 PM

I bet those with some snow-trackers on split rail skis would be mint..................



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 01:07 PM

Not being confrontational, but how do you know it was from the scratchers and not your carbides? The damage to the scratchers may have just been incidental.


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 07:35 PM

Cause I have bent carbides before n this hooked sent me flying and rolled the sled. My carbide is still mint. I initially thought it was the carbide til I rode it home n had a look
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Posted 03 March 2014 - 07:42 PM

Looks like the leading edge of these needs to be slotted into the ski.  That or design it to mount it on top of the ski so it can't snag.



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 07:46 PM

I know two people with them and can say no other scratcher throws as much snow as these...they simply work.

 

I am one of those guys.................... still no issues all season........... I mean roads, trails, off trails, ditch bangin



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 09:25 PM

Not good at all!!!!!!

 

Thanks for the heads up.


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