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#22453215 When were you "hooked" on snowmobiling!

Posted by Hoppy177 on 13 October 2018 - 11:37 AM

I'm named after George Hapanaaq whom used to race all across North America in the late 60's all the way through the end of the 70's

I've been snowmobiling my entire life....growing up in Rankin Inlet, NU we have snow for roughly 8-10 months of the year.

ATV's were our main transportation in the spring to fall seasons and snowmobiles from fall to spring.


Snowmobiling has really been my life, grew up drawing throughout the entire school years, I started racing snocross and crosscountry at the age of 15

locally and then raced a full CSRA season with London Recreational Racing in 2017.

When I am not racing I'm most likely out on the land hunting or just simply cruising.


I could go on, and on...and on...hahaha

#22452445 I’m gonna miss you guys.

Posted by Hoppy177 on 12 October 2018 - 05:43 PM

Going over to the dark side and just put a deposit down on an 850 XRS renegade! After 8 years and 2 1200s, it’s just time for a change. Long live the 1200 supporters. Best sled I ever had but excited for the new 850.


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Gotta love all the folks at Team Vincent Motorsports!

congrats on the new 850

#22423941 New 850 Performance Pipe with Adjustable stinger!

Posted by Hoppy177 on 22 September 2018 - 06:03 PM

Is the 10-12 HP gains in US or Canadian?

$1200.00 US is 1550.00 CAD (ish)

Does that mean we as Canadians gain 15-17 hp?


I am being sarcastic here...

#22416057 Ahhhh snowwwww

Posted by Hoppy177 on 17 September 2018 - 05:33 PM

It's snowing up here also in Rankin Inlet, NU Canada  :wink_old:

#22339161 Post up your snowmobile pictures

Posted by Hoppy177 on 21 July 2018 - 12:38 PM

Towing a 10'x12' cabin in May and bringing supplies to cabin on June 6, 2018

Rankin Inlet, NU



#22335563 Do you like riding groomed trails?

Posted by Hoppy177 on 18 July 2018 - 02:39 AM

I've only ridden a groomed trail twice (in Ontario and British Columbia) in my 27 years of living on snowmobiles, I can honestly say there are some dedicated folks out there. props to them!

But, because of these groomed trails sleds and their parts have become cheap over time. Not in value, but quality. (mainly speaking about chassis, not motors)

I live in Rankin Inlet, Nu Canada and there are absolutely no groomed trails around here. never have been any. and I'm not complaining about it either..hahaha, I love my rough, ungroomed terrain. It sets us apart from the die-hard trail guy in North America

We have no trees, so natural snow/wind drifts can be as big a 4 feet in height and our snow could be as hard as the very concrete you walk on.

Out here we see motors outlive chassis, does not matter about brands or models.

An average winter of riding up here is about 12000-16000 km in the span of 8 months.

Mind you that the snowmobile is THE main transportation for many folks up here, Go to work or to school in minus 40-52 (minus 63 celsius with windchill was our coldest day of last season), Go out hunting, fishing and camping.


Just to answer the question, NO, I do not like riding a groomed trails, but I give every man and woman my utmost respect for volunteering their time so YOU ALL can enjoy a smooth ride.