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Old 01-26-2006, 06:18 AM
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plastic paddles

anyone ever install these, been trying to find a good pattern. anyone got any ideas or suggestions
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Old 01-26-2006, 11:08 PM
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Haven't run hard paddles for almost 10 years! But when I was running them, found the best bet was to cut them in half and stagger them. It lets air move through the tunnel better which gets the track speed up a bit. You should price out a rubber paddle track. I was going to go to 2" X 136" (up from 1.6" X 136" on my PS580), checked the local sled dealers and they had take-offs brand new off sold units for $400! New from a dealer, they go up to about $750.

Rubber track is the only way to go now. Better track speed, better traction, especially on the hard pack trail! No vibration like hard paddles do, no huge rooster tail on hard pack (mind you it's fun passing your buddies like that, they never follow very close!), no worry about paddles busting off and taking out tunnel coolers! Give it some thought!
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Old 01-27-2006, 04:34 PM
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thanks for the info, i dont really want to put to much money into this sled, its my war wagon just bought it for 80 bucks, its got the old three piece track held together with metal channels. and i got my hand on some 1 1/4 paddels so i thought id give em a try. oh its a 1980 jag 4000
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Ahhhhh, that explains it! I wouldn't bother with a paddle track either then! I had an '81 Jag 4000, 3 piece track with the steel cleats! Would climb anything in spring first thing in the morning! You'd be best off staggering paddles cut in half. Skip every other cleat/space, count it out to see how many you need. Did that on my '96 Cougar/MC, cut 1 1/2" hard paddles in half, and staggered them every other paddle. Worked ok, then tried using the full set (still cut in half) staggered on every paddle. No difference in traction, but had a hell of a vibration with all the extra weight on! Then went to a 1.4" rubber track, best bet on that machine!
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Plastic paddles are getto,and I believe they are outlawed.they get cold ,break/crack....then fly off bouncing around in the tunnel ,then deer come around eat them and it rips theyre stomachs apart.
No iam not a tree hugger but plastic paddles are shit ,go down to a local sled shop and ask for a "take off" track 1" or 1 1/2" they will probably sell it for dirt cheap and run that.You probably dont have the horse power to turn anything bigger anyway.
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Bad Idea man still have nice scar on my leg from plastic paddles.
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Plastic paddles are getto,and I believe they are outlawed.they get cold ,break/crack....then fly off bouncing around in the tunnel ,then deer come around eat them and it rips theyre stomachs apart.
No iam not a tree hugger but plastic paddles are shit ,go down to a local sled shop and ask for a "take off" track 1" or 1 1/2" they will probably sell it for dirt cheap and run that.You probably dont have the horse power to turn anything bigger anyway.

That's fricken hilarious! Outlawed! I agree they are shit, break off and sometimes hit the guy behind you in the head (helmet!), but "deer eat them"? I better get back up the hill then, and pick up the rest of the pieces of my hood from when I hit that tree, they might eat that too!
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I HEARD HUNTERS HAVE BEEN USEING PLASTIC PADDLES FOR YEARS TO BATE THE DEER. BETTER THAN SALT LICKS
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