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JohnB

Since 02 Aug 2010
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Vancouver
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PostSun Jan 10, 16 9:33 pm     Reply with quote

Finally sucess today! Kited a couple hours. Then explored on the machines then kited some more .
Three years, thousands of dollars, unknown man hours = 1 session. Lol

Totally worth it!








Kites far in the distance.



Closed it out.



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dwaynej

Since 09 Sep 2013
184 Posts

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PostSun Jan 10, 16 11:36 pm     Reply with quote

Amazing. So happy to see it work so well!

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consumer

Since 28 Nov 2010
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PostMon Jan 11, 16 5:21 am     Reply with quote

That looks so incredible! Shocked
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lewmt

Since 04 Aug 2010
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MT
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PostMon Jan 11, 16 7:13 am     Reply with quote

Amazing terrain!!!!

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Occupied Columbia

Since 12 Nov 2011
340 Posts
Columbia City
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PostMon Jan 11, 16 1:04 pm    Here's more from yesterday Reply with quote

Johns snow bike is smooth with easy sidehilling. I knew better than to try it... now I want one.

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Slappysan

Since 13 Jun 2012
164 Posts

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PostTue Jan 12, 16 10:04 am     Reply with quote

yeah, those timbersleds look like they are fun enough to just ride, forget the kiting.

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Dern

Since 11 Jul 2010
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Vancouver, WA
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PostTue Jan 12, 16 12:56 pm     Reply with quote

Very cool. Way to stick to it and score!

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Occupied Columbia

Since 12 Nov 2011
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Columbia City
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PostTue Jan 12, 16 1:18 pm     Reply with quote

Dern wrote:
Very cool. Way to stick to it and score!

Yeah. I'd say I've gone snowmobiling 12 to 15 times in the last year while looking to snowkite. Mt. hood, Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. bachelor, White pass wa, and a couple undisclosed locations. Sunday was the first day I would call a true success. A few others were kite-ish but no lofty jumps were possible. Jumps on Sunday were lofty though I didn't attempt any sailing down of major slopes, but that was available for the taking. I'm anxiously awaiting the next chance to go.

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Rollo Tomasi

Since 17 Mar 2005
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PostTue Jan 12, 16 1:26 pm     Reply with quote

Nice edit > Ronnie Renner Snow Biking in Idaho HiRes.
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JohnB

Since 02 Aug 2010
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Vancouver
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PostTue Jan 12, 16 6:36 pm     Reply with quote

Slappysan wrote:
yeah, those timbersleds look like they are fun enough to just ride, forget the kiting.


Yeah. I am not to disappointed anymore on the days there is no wind.

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consumer

Since 28 Nov 2010
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PostWed Jan 13, 16 6:26 am     Reply with quote

when are the timbersleds going to be affordable to consumers like me?
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JohnB

Since 02 Aug 2010
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PostWed Jan 13, 16 8:00 am     Reply with quote

consumer wrote:
when are the timbersleds going to be affordable to consumers like me?


What do you consider affordable? I saw a complete set up a few weeks ago going for $5500.00. There is one in Spokane going for $6300. Keep in mind this is peek session.

I imagine this summer kits and complete setups will be lower.

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rePete

Since 18 Dec 2007
154 Posts
Mosier, Oregon
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PostWed Jan 13, 16 9:48 am     Reply with quote

That's what we've been trying for! Way to get it John! Almost like winning the Powerball! Lots of rain hitting that area right now. How much snow on the road?

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JohnB

Since 02 Aug 2010
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Vancouver
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PostWed Jan 13, 16 10:28 am     Reply with quote

There's 5 ft of snow on the road past the snow park.

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rePete

Since 18 Dec 2007
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Mosier, Oregon
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PostWed Jan 13, 16 6:36 pm     Reply with quote

Should get more tomorrow night,

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forrest

Since 21 Jun 2005
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Hood River
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PostThu Jan 14, 16 9:32 am     Reply with quote

I sold my sled couple weeks ago with the plan to get a Timber Sled. I'm taking this winter off to catch up on work and didn't want it sitting around, but will be buying a Timber Sled to attach to one of my dirt bikes heading into next winter.

I'm demoing one tomorrow, but my mind is already made up. My sled friends are all saying that they're having way more fun, and you can ride a lot closer to the car and still have fun (Meaning, pack some snowshoes in a small pack and ride by yourself, or even trail ride).

The one thing they don't do well is shuttling as they just don't have the power and track to carry that much load. But the relatively light weight and maneuverability makes the trade off worth it, as they can still get up some pretty steep slopes thanks to being able to zigzag up a hill. After sledding for several years now, shuttling just became a PITA that I didn't want to mess with. It's just as fun to ride the sled down the slope and off cliffs, and you don't waste all day shuttling.

The Timber Sleds are sweet because for the price of a new sled, you get a decent dirt bike for Summer fun, and something to rip ass around on all Winter.


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deminimis

Since 15 Jul 2014
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On the Rocks
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PostTue Jan 19, 16 10:50 am     Reply with quote

I was flipping back and forth whether to get a timber sled this Fall. I'm done racing my heavily modified 505XCF (just getting too old for that kind of damage and kids aren't racing now, so I don't really need a race bike). I thought long and hard about it before selling my bike. Really seemed like a too-good-to-be-true deal (Timber Sled). Kinda wishing I would have kept my bike now...damnit.



However, a new bike (with FI), really seems to lend itself to this kind of silliness. Might have to come up with a new plan. I was going to replace my Beta trials bike this Summer with a new Beta, but perhaps something in orange and a Timber Sled might be a better plan...

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