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    Question new to riding what should I get?

    I've only been one time and I used a m7 153, I'm kinda considering like a 6 or 700 rmk 144 cause I might do some trail riding with my wife and still want to be able to hang in the mountains with my bro-n-laws 800 dragon what do ya'll think? are revs rider friendly or are iq's better or does the m just seem to fit?

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    They are all good sleds. I usually buy the one that I get the best deal on.

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    Although I think most people have a preference (mine being Skidoo) Lujon is right that all the new sleds are good sleds. If you can go out with a group with a mix of sleds and try them all, you might find you have a preference for one or the other. As an example, some people say the Arctic Cat has a seat that is too low and that it's tippy. Other people will say it's perfect for doing turns in deep snow and that the low seat allows them to shift their weight more easily from side-to-side. Skidoo is often touted for it's stable platform. I actually don't know anyone that rides a Polaris so I can't say one way or the other what the comments for Polaris are. When we go out in a large group there's a lot of sled swapping going on so people can try the different brands as well as different track lengths to find what they want. You might try that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EagleRiverDee View Post
    Although I think most people have a preference (mine being Skidoo) Lujon is right that all the new sleds are good sleds. If you can go out with a group with a mix of sleds and try them all, you might find you have a preference for one or the other. As an example, some people say the Arctic Cat has a seat that is too low and that it's tippy. Other people will say it's perfect for doing turns in deep snow and that the low seat allows them to shift their weight more easily from side-to-side. Skidoo is often touted for it's stable platform. I actually don't know anyone that rides a Polaris so I can't say one way or the other what the comments for Polaris are. When we go out in a large group there's a lot of sled swapping going on so people can try the different brands as well as different track lengths to find what they want. You might try that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick P View Post
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    Now thats a good one!
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    my wife and i got '10 rmk 600's, 144's and they are a joy to ride. They feel really well balanced and ride smooth. My friends have rode them and were really impressed with how easy they feel to steer and shift your weight on. The seat is fairly high which gives you a high center of gravity so leaning is very easy can be kind of tippy though. Great power all around a nice machine and rides great on trails or powder.

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