I was just wondering how "soft terrain" tires (such as Dunlop 773's) would compare to paddle tires at the sand dunes. I have used paddle tires at the dunes before, and they work quite well as far as traction goes, but they pose several problems, including: 1) Hard to mount up, and can cause problems, including eating the shock mud-shield, requiring modification of the chain length, and causing the chain to ruin the swingarm. 2) Don't allow the rear tire to "spin-up" from a dead stop, which causes extra clutch wear. 3) Difficult to ride on hard surfaces. How significant of a performance loss (say, in hillclimbing) would I see with a soft terrain tire over the paddles though? I would think that it would allow you to keep the engine RPM's up durring hillclimbs, which would actually be a benefit...?