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#1 treedoctor

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 08:46 PM

So in response to the no 900 floor models thread I decided to look around for 6 inch stud boy shaper bars to get ready for the season. They are $109 on stud boy web site haven’t put them in cart yet to see if they have them. Dennis Kirk and every other site I look at don’t have them local dealer only carries Woody’s. I’m used to paying $85 @ the Big East show. So my question is is this shortage normal during the summer or is this like everything else COVID related?



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Posted 03 May 2021 - 08:51 PM

No problem with my order to StudBoy.... Call the lady’s at the desk can tell you what is in stock. There will be sales at the shows this fall... Do not forget to shim your skis

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 09:47 PM

Yea def have to shim the skis this summer.



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Posted 03 May 2021 - 10:13 PM

Yea def have to shim the skis this summer.

I would go with the ace bar from woodys if you can't find shapers. I've stopped using shapers and gone exclusively to woodys ace as durability is much better.

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 12:42 AM

I would go with the ace bar from woodys if you can't find shapers. I've stopped using shapers and gone exclusively to woodys ace as durability is much better.

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I have tried the ace bars. Not enough side contact surface. Also was similar to round bars for performance. Just not in the same league as shapers. If not an aggressive, turn on a dime rider, then I can see ace bars working for trail riding.

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 01:07 AM



I have tried the ace bars. Not enough side contact surface. Also was similar to round bars for performance. Just not in the same league as shapers. If not an aggressive, turn on a dime rider, then I can see ace bars working for trail riding.


Interesting, complete opposite experience with ace bars than mine. And it's not the riding style. Durability is what really stands out for me though vs shapers. To each his own!

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 06:24 AM

They can't get the microchips for the wear bars.🤣🤣

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 05:28 PM

For me shapers are superior. I would imagine the cost will be higher this fall as steel cost is rising daily.

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 06:34 PM

Woodys website isn’t so great....no description of the different wear bars.



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Posted 04 May 2021 - 06:38 PM

Not sure about the 6" bar but I switched from the shaper to the 8" ACE a couple years ago and love it.  bought 3 sets for our sleds this spring $80 each locally.



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Posted 04 May 2021 - 06:54 PM

Look on eBay I think I saw a pair of 6 in shapers for 98 bucks...

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 05:09 AM


Back in early March I was unable to find 7.5 shapers. The old shapers were worn in the front edge so a little mig weld and I was good to go for the remainder of the season.




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