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So i had this idea and want to see of anyone has had the same, or possibly success with it. I was thinking i could buy some skiis or small snowboard from the thrift shop and rig that up to the from tire then use a sand paddle off craigslist for like $20 and stud it like i saw on another forum. Im just wondering how it would do in snow. Id be doing this to my yz250f set up for trail. I think if it worked it would be sick, probably wouldn't be as good as my sled but it sounds fun!

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If you stay on well packed and sintered trails it will be pretty impressive, A studded paddle will out preform a studded knobby in acceleration on everything but ice. They give up a lot in corners though if the snow is not deep enough.

 

here is mine

 

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Yours is the one I saw!! How's it do in deep powder? I'm more of a off the trail deep snow type of sled rider and like to go wherever I think I can make it. Is your front tire just a knobby?

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Yours is the one I saw!! How's it do in deep powder? I'm more of a off the trail deep snow type of sled rider and like to go wherever I think I can make it. Is your front tire just a knobby?

yes my front tire is a knobby with a couple hundred kold kutter screws in it. Its not going to work in bottomless powder.  The paddle really needs a dense layer to catch on and provide traction. It will still dominate spiked kobbies as the snow gets deeper and softer, just don't expect to be keeping up with a snow bike or sled. Although I have passed a couple sleds on well packed down snow machine trails ;)

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yes my front tire is a knobby with a couple hundred kold kutter screws in it. Its not going to work in bottomless powder. The paddle really needs a dense layer to catch on and provide traction. It will still dominate spiked kobbies as the snow gets deeper and softer, just don't expect to be keeping up with a snow bike or sled. Although I have passed a couple sleds on well packed down snow machine trails ;)

That is awesome, we like to take the rzrs up in the snow when its not super deep so I'm thinking of giving it a go but the problem is a sand paddle isn't quite in the bushes at the moment. What is the best paddle tire you've found?

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That is awesome, we like to take the rzrs up in the snow when its not super deep so I'm thinking of giving it a go but the problem is a sand paddle isn't quite in the bushes at the moment. What is the best paddle tire you've found?

the one in the photo is a skat trak. i have also used a cheng shin. I don't think it matters all that much

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What about those hill climb chains you see? Can you buy them or are they custom made? That way you can keep your sand paddle or knobbie without the studs

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As said don't expect too much in softer snow. A 250 will be working hard! As said, the firm or icy snow is where traction is best and drag is less.

I studded a used knobby style sand tire with 3/16 concrete screws. It worked good but I'm going to go with larger studs on a paddle tire this winter.

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Sorry if the link is wrong. Posting video from my phone doesn't always work.

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