Types of riders

Important notice: The types of riders mentioned below are guides to help snowmobile enthusiasts identify the ideal product line for their specific needs. Nevertheless, it is extremely important to understand that other factors can also play a role in the type of runner you should buy. Among these factors are:

  • The usual trail conditions: The harder or icy are conditions you normally ride in, the sharper your runners should be.
  • The length of your track: The longer the track, the more traction and the more propulsion force to be controlled when turning.
  • Studs on tracks: When tracks have studs, the traction and propulsion force to be controlled when turns are sharper.
  • Load capacity: The snowmobile's load capacity and weight distribution must be taken into consideration, this includes the trailer.
  • Suspension adjustments: Influence the choice of runners and can also affect direction control.
  • The snowmobile's tendency toward darting: The model of the snowmobile itself can influence the ideal choice.
  • Etc.

The more factors added, the greater the effect on the riding category. That way, even if someone is a tourist rider, they may need a product adapted to an aggressive or extreme rider depending on the above factors. For example, someone who uses their snowmobile as a forestry tool may need a dual-carbide runner if they often pull heavy loads over groomed trails.

If you need assistance to find the right product for your needs, please use the buy online tool, or contact our customer service department.

Tourist

  • The majority of your riding is for fun, work or as a family;
  • You ride at a slow to moderate speed;
  • You drive carefully and appreciate the landscape;
  • You consider snowmobiling a relaxing activity and a way to observe nature;
  • You don't push your snowmobile to its limits.

Sportive

  • The majority of your riding is at a moderate speed, without passengers;
  • You appreciate the trail more than the landscape & you make sharp turns;
  • You sometimes push your snowmobile's limits while turning;
  • You consider snowmobiling to be a sport, a hobby.

Off-trail

  • You use your snowmobile as a tool for work, for transportation or forestry;
  • You enjoy off-trail & mountainous riding; the beaten trail is not for you. You are passionate about powder, speed & thrills.

Aggressive

  • You ride because you enjoy speed and sharp turns;
  • You often push your snowmobile to its limits;
  • You like when your snowmobile clings to the trail;
  • You generally ride alone. Your passengers consider riding with you a sport in itself!

Extreme

  • You are the person we think of when we say speed & extreme conditions;
  • You consider pushing a snowmobile to its limits a way of life;
  • Maximum speed is a characteristic of your rides;
  • You make turns like a race car driver
  • No one wants to ride with you!