I know this issue has been discussed but not sure if there has been a good conclusion reached.
I have 2 2020 Expeditions (one LE and one SE) and a 2018 LE. All have 900 ACE NA engines.
This past winter there was a lot of thin crusts on the lakes - the Expeditions were all but undriveable because of the skis grabbing and throwing the front end. One day there were about a dozen of us going down the lake and only the Yamaha Nitro and I were experiencing this problem. My wife's 900 Grand Touring had no issues. This is clearly an Expedition problem and may apply to Skandics as swll.
4 different options have been discussed in the forum
1. Ski skins
2. Simmons skis
3. Arctic Cat Skis
4. Polaris skis
Do the skins help with the wicked darting in crust or only better flotation in deep snow?
Do either of the other 3 skis drive as well the rest of the time?
What have you tried and what have been your results? How much work is it to fit another brand of ski to an Expedition?
I am planning on changing my skis in the early fall and am looking for some input.