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So I’m always seeing all these sleds pulling they’re skis up and cat walking/ wheelie with ease but mine seems to prefer to keep the skis on the ground. Is there something I would need to change to allow this to happen? It is a 2009 800 ptek renegade with a 137x1.25 track. Track is studded and everything. Just curious if my sled can pull them up.
 

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600 short track is where it's at...
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And a 1.75" track and a slight gear change. And don't forget deep snow...

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Hard to steer with the skis dangling.......

Plus it harder to signal on coming sledders how many sleds are behind you

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I used to ride wheelies all the time. Then my wife told me I looked like an idiot so I stopped doing it.
Can you please "replay" that conversation for us, that had to be great! (Could just be the mood I'm in or this point in my life but you made me just about run "hot chocolate" out my nose when I read your post, I need to be careful what I read while drinking!!!)
 

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You forgot the standing up part too !

Doo you need a Mohawk on your helmet to ride a wheelie ?
It does help cut through the air and if you're good can be used as a rutter......

Backpack used as a counter balance but hey if you don't know all that you really shouldn't be doing it, leave it to the pros!

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So I'm always seeing all these sleds pulling they're skis up and cat walking/ wheelie with ease but mine seems to prefer to keep the skis on the ground. Is there something I would need to change to allow this to happen? It is a 2009 800 ptek renegade with a 137x1.25 track. Track is studded and everything. Just curious if my sled can pull them up.
Start with easy stuff. Stiffen the middle spring preload. Soften the rear spring preload. Drop a tooth on the upper gear in the chaincase.
Next would be more track lug depth. Deep snow always helps too.
 

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Yeah I mean power is in the low 160 range so I don’t really think that’d my issue. Ig I’ll have to try the straps
 

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Traction- the more the better

Weight transfer- could be most important; coupled skids suck, as they are meant to keep skis on ground

Power delivery- quick response is a must

Power- when is less better?

Skill/technique- can make up for shortcomings in all of the above
 

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Instant throttle response-like 1000 rpm to 8000 with no hesitation, preferably up a slight incline, traction of at least 1.75"-longer the better for length also. Skid setup for lots of weight transfer. And most of all, you'll find most pics are in really deep, soft snow. Either your skid is going to dig a hole or propel you forward. You want the hole. It's not so much the sled going up but the track digging down in the soft snow thus making the front of the sled come up.
Without these certain conditions, it comes down to pure HP. Sure my 146" with PTEK can get the skis in the air, but my cousin showed me what a turbo 800 can Do.
 

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Always^^

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Don't forget the Calvin peeing on Polaris sticker!

:huh: That'll get any sleds skis up there!
 
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