ReflexSnowmobiling Blog

The ReflexSnowmobiling blog is for snowmobile news, interesting videos, snowmobile innovations, custom snowmobile builds, trails, trips, parts and more. I will be looking for the best content for your benefit! Please feel free to comment.

Recent blog posts

All new chassis? 93% new parts? Looks like Polaris has something new coming March 2, 2014 when they release all the information about the new 2015 snowmobiles. "Our sleds are engineered to be the best. With a no-compromise blend of durability, balance, power and suspension, we build sleds that perform to the highest level. Our engineers look at every facet of terrain, and spend time out there to get it right."

What do you think about Project AXYS? Something really different or same old sled, different marketing pitch? 

Continue reading

Throttle-Decisions-BackcountryGoing snowmobiling in mountainous terrain or planning a trip out west? If you always ride in steep terrain, Avalanches have always been a risk but unfamiliar snowmobilers riding in steep terrain can accidently trigger a potentially fatal avalanche without even realizing it until it is too late. In the last 10 winters, an average of 28 people die in avalanches every year in the United States (Colorado Avalanche Information Center) with Colorado, Alaska and Utah having the highest fatalities. They also show that since 1950, snowmobilers outpace skiers and climbers having the highest fatality rate.

There are approximately 150 avalanche fatalities reported each year by the 17 countries that are members of the International Commission for Alpine Rescue. In the past 30 years, an average of 11 avalanche fatalities occur each year in Canada. (http://www.avalanche.ca/cac/library/avalanche-accidents)

Continue reading

The 2015 SRViper R-TX LE

Posted by on in Uncategorized

The 2015 SRViper R-TX is Yamaha's rough trail model. 

2015-SRViper-R-TX-LE

What's new / cool for the 2015 Yamaha's? Source - Yamaha

  • Lightweight, rigid SRV chassis
  • High Performance Genesis 4-stroke engine
  • Fuel injection
  • Engine braking reduction system
  • Legendary Yamaha Clutching
  • Multi-purpose magnesium chaincase
  • High performance Hayes Brake system
  • 15 x 129 x 1.7-inch Camoplast Snowcross track
  • Dual Shock SR 129 Race rear suspension
Continue reading

The 2015 Yamaha SR Viper M-TX 162

Posted by on in Snowmobiling

2015-SR-Viper-M-TX-162

What's new with the 2015 SR Viper M-TX 162? Source - Yamaha

  • Lightweight, rigid SRV chassis
  • High Performance Genesis 4-stroke engine
  • Fuel injection
  • Engine braking reduction system
  • Legendary Yamaha Clutching
  • Multi-purpose magnesium chaincase
  • High performance Hayes Brake system
  • 15 x 162 x 2.6-inch Power Claw track
Continue reading

RUFFRIDERS 9 Full Movie

Posted by on in Snowmobiling Videos

Ruffriders9-riderHave you ever watched a snowmobiling video and got the sense that they only show you the same clips and same jumps they get from the entire season? Not RuffRiders! RUFFRIDERS are back in their 9th video showing what it means to be a Ruff-rider showing a good look at all the different venues they stomp.

In their latest movie, they show 42 minutes of action, from the huge straight air booters, slow motion back flips, tricks, crashes, backcountry powder, snocross, water skipping and more. RuffRiders 9 features the following riders: Rasmus Johansson, Anders Eriksson, Jens Andersson, Daniel Bodin, Marcus Ogemar, Markus Nordin, Jocke Rönnqvist, Anders Olsson, Tobbe Hellström and more... Cory Davis also makes a few appearances!

Watch the video below.

Continue reading

Snowmobile-MaintenanceIt’s midway through the snowmobiling season. The snow has been crazy good and you can’t count the awesome trips already logged this year. The pictures prove it! Everything is making this winter feel like a “real” winter until your sled breaks down.

Now you probably don’t ask “What went wrong?” until you have had a few minutes, hours or maybe even days of bitching about the “piece of sh*t” sled you never should have bought (we all have felt that way at some point). What went wrong is that some much needed mid-season maintenance might have gotten you a lot further down the trail.

Some basic maintenance can help keep you out riding and not waiting for the truck and trailer. Not only will it prevent some hassle, it might even save your life. Time and time again you hear of people getting stranded when they go out for a ride and they have sled trouble. Performing some of the snowmobile maintenance tasks below might help you get safely though the snowmobile season.

Continue reading

Ride On - 2014 Waconia Vintage Ride & Races

Posted by on in Snowmobiling

Waconia -Snowmobile-Ride-2014The Waconia Ride-In started out as the Vintage Snowmobile Club of America’s Midwest Ride-in over 20 years ago.   Today, it has grown to be the one of the largest and most comprehensive vintage snowmobile ride, show and swap in the world. Visit their website for info and pictures from the event.

From Jeff Lee on YouTube: Even with the Polar Vortex that moved in on Sunday, the Waconia Ride In 2014 show went on. It was incredible with 50 mph winds and near whiteout conditions. The team of statisticians in the Oval Racers Alliance mobile command center did a great job of calling out the race even in high winds. The volunteer workers did a phenomenal job throughout the site as did Lancer Catering. Incredible job all around. It was a fun time filming this event.

Met many great people and wow, what a collection of vintage sleds. There was a sled for everyone and anyone. So many people to thank but I'd like to thank Scott Wakefield and Steve Vnoucek. Without them, I would have been somewhere else filming, but I'm glad I wasn't. Hope you all like it.

Continue reading

2014 X-Games Snowmobile Freestyle Recap

Posted by on in Snowmobiling

Watching the X-games snowmobile events are always exciting for snowmobilers. You never know what might happen, what new tricks the riders might throw down and unfortunately, who might get hurt trying to push the envelope. The 2014 X-Games freestyle event did not disappoint!

Colten Moore, brother of the late Caleb Moore who died during last year’s X-Games charged the course with full support of the crowd. He dedicated his X-Games performance to his brother and it was clear he was riding with fire! Colten Moore took home the gold in freestyle, Joe Parson’s taking the Silver and Heath Frisby taking Bronze. 

Jack Rowe took forth place, Same Rogers fifth, Cory Davis sixth, Willie Elam seventh and Kourtney Hungerford took eighth.

Checkout the images and videos below.

Colten-Moore-2014-Gold

Continue reading
JoomShaper