I bought some Powder Hounds and 4″ carbides, and I really like them. They turn like I’m on skates on packed snow or ice. I was even amazed at how well they turned on asphalt more recently. They give very good floatation in our deeper snow. They’ve held up to some rock abuse quite well I think. One thing I really like is how flexy they are. When I hit something they basically just fold in half. When I remove the Skidoo from the object the skis always look just like it did before. My precisions always showed creases where the ski folded.
I love my Slydogs. I have 11,000 miles on them and although wore, they are still in OK shape.
I have found for me that the Slydogs are the best ski for my Rev. The steering effort is comfortable for me, they have a nice flex, they float great in the powder and they turn where I point the bars. Overall I am very happy with the Slydogs. I think for me, I just prefer a more flexible single keel ski.
I’ve had my Slydogs bend completely on top of themselves a couple times. They come right back and DEFINITELY float better than the stockers. I agree, however, that the stockers aren’t too shabby, but tend to push and sink a bit more for sure. Good skis for personal preference are a very worthwhile upgrade in my opinion.
Once again, I have to give you praises. Just got back from another trip and am just so impressed on the quality and feel of your skis. Got a lot of looks, too!!
I have tested a lot of skis for my rev/summit, but the 7″ Powder Hounds is my choice. That’s because the 7″ Powder Hounds are lighter, float good, light steering on/off trail, good sidehill control, more flexible and way more impact resistant than others. The cool thing is that Slydog opens a whole new world of customizing ski colors and awesome patterns!
These skis have saved my a-arms many times! If the ski hit something like a rock or a tree, the impact gets soaked up by the ski, instead of being transferred into your sled! Incredible!
My slydogs only have small signs of wear after 3 years of hard riding, that’s fantastic!
Staff and Owners at Slydog,
First I would like to say thank you for sending my skies to the Forestry Station in Jacobson MN. They were on the bar when we pulled into town that night.
95% of our riding that trip was groomed trail riding, I was very impressed with the lack of darting and their ability to track through even the tightest corners. I\’m looking forward to my up coming trip to the UP where I can try the powder side of these skies. So far they have out performed the Powder Pro skies that they replaced.
Thanks again for the great customer support.
If you demand a light weight, high performance and durable snowmobile ski, look no further than Slydog!
My Slydog Skis have steered me and my ride to new heights. I trust my Slydogs in all conditions.. from high flying ramp hits to mogul mashing rough trails Slydog Skis out perform the competition.
I went from Powder Pros to Powder Hounds and found a lot better flotation with the Hounds and nice steering. Also, was able to hold a side hill like I’d been wishing I could for many years.
Only thing with the iqs is that some people (especially with the fusion) experience hard cornering and the sled turning like a tank. But see the forums here on HCS for people diagnosing this problem. I thought mine could be better and simply installed a set of Slydog trail skis and they dress up the sled as well as make the sled corner much better!