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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: milwaukee show kind of a dud
« Last post by Hal on Today at 07:09:07 PM »
Here in Minnesota you can't find anything to buy. Where were no boats or ATV's for sale. New or used. It is probably the same thing for sleds. My 2012 Yamaha is good enough for me. I just wished it was about 150 pounds lighter.
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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: Sledless in Mayfield
« Last post by Hal on Today at 07:02:44 PM »
Hopefully you will change your mind and get another sled. I was laid up last winter and only ended up with 110 miles on my sled. I will be turning 75 in December and have been overhauled with a quadruple bypass and feeling great. Went pheasant hunting on Saturday for the first time in years and had a great time. Our group got seven on opening day. I was able to scare a couple of them.
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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: milwaukee show kind of a dud
« Last post by snopork on Today at 06:25:57 PM »
Probably less than half of the past booths filled.  Cat and yamaha did not have any sleds there and the Polaris set up looked like they threw it together with no displays.  only one place selling wearable parts and it was all aftermarket - no sliders at all.  Rob's Performance had 1/4 the floor space of the entire event and only Skidoo had a full setup and brought a couple of Lynx's and Can-Ams. There were bored beverage servers at every corner.  Andrew and I were out of there in less than an hour and 15 minutes - I did buy a new set of KLIM Klutch boots tho

Nothing new... The one in Syracuse, NY had been heading for the gutter for many years. The last one we went to was in 2005 when I bought my Yamaha and that one was not even worth going to.
Between fuel, parking, admission, dinner and beverages you spent more than you saved.
Hey Wayne you guys ought to come out - Tommie and I will put you up and on a couple of sleds.   Owe you one ya know
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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: milwaukee show kind of a dud
« Last post by snopork on Today at 06:24:09 PM »
Only a matter of time with new sleds costing $15K and above for the sport to decline immensely. Most people are not going to spend that much for a sled and the old sleds are dying off. Should make the trails nice with fewer sleds on them. Won't do much for the dealers and others that rely on sledders spending money on the trails though.
Less sleds on the trail  :banana:- thats why I ditched studs and now my shallowest track is a 1.75 paddle on an 850 enduro - don't want to get stuck......
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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: milwaukee show kind of a dud
« Last post by Howie on Today at 02:26:44 PM »
Only a matter of time with new sleds costing $15K and above for the sport to decline immensely. Most people are not going to spend that much for a sled and the old sleds are dying off. Should make the trails nice with fewer sleds on them. Won't do much for the dealers and others that rely on sledders spending money on the trails though.
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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: milwaukee show kind of a dud
« Last post by Phantom on October 17, 2021, 06:40:08 PM »
Probably less than half of the past booths filled.  Cat and yamaha did not have any sleds there and the Polaris set up looked like they threw it together with no displays.  only one place selling wearable parts and it was all aftermarket - no sliders at all.  Rob's Performance had 1/4 the floor space of the entire event and only Skidoo had a full setup and brought a couple of Lynx's and Can-Ams. There were bored beverage servers at every corner.  Andrew and I were out of there in less than an hour and 15 minutes - I did buy a new set of KLIM Klutch boots tho

Nothing new... The one in Syracuse, NY had been heading for the gutter for many years. The last one we went to was in 2005 when I bought my Yamaha and that one was not even worth going to.
Between fuel, parking, admission, dinner and beverages you spent more than you saved.
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General Snowmobile Discussion / milwaukee show kind of a dud
« Last post by snopork on October 17, 2021, 04:47:36 PM »
Probably less than half of the past booths filled.  Cat and yamaha did not have any sleds there and the Polaris set up looked like they threw it together with no displays.  only one place selling wearable parts and it was all aftermarket - no sliders at all.  Rob's Performance had 1/4 the floor space of the entire event and only Skidoo had a full setup and brought a couple of Lynx's and Can-Ams. There were bored beverage servers at every corner.  Andrew and I were out of there in less than an hour and 15 minutes - I did buy a new set of KLIM Klutch boots tho
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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah
« Last post by snopork on October 10, 2021, 10:14:41 AM »
5 days to Snow Show Milwaukee. Andy did you go to Belvideere last weekend or Pecatonica today?
No neither, Youngest daughter was here for 4 weeks going thru her basic classroom training via ZOOM type app the FAA provided.  She got hired by the FAA and if all goes well at the academy in Oklahoma City she will report to her first ATC facility in mid January.  She wanted to have a "subject matter expert" around for extra assistance.  I spent my last 5 weekends in my office with her and it looked like I still worked for the  FAA LOL.  Her first dat at the academy was Friday - I will be going to the Show tho  was planning friday night unless my son/s want to go then Sunday.  Both of our new sleds are in a Lakeland Powersports - but not in a rush I have to put the 12 gade back together
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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah
« Last post by racerdave on October 10, 2021, 07:47:53 AM »
5 days to Snow Show Milwaukee. Andy did you go to Belvideere last weekend or Pecatonica today?
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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah
« Last post by Phantom on October 08, 2021, 07:19:54 PM »
Big East show is this weekend, but I quit going 2 years ago. Finally decided it wasn't worth spending $20 for gas, $12 for a ticket, $8 to park, and $40 for food so they could try to sell me something I could buy elsewhere for the same price.  Show was shrinking the last several years anyway. I do miss just being in the atmosphere though.

Last time we were at the show was 2004/2005 when I got my new Yamaha. Picked up studs for my sled and Wally's not much else.
Only real deal I ever got was a pair of Klim Adrenalin GTX boots because the woman at the booth charged me for the regular Adrenalins and not the Gore Tex. Which at the time was close to $100 difference.
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