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!
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!
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 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.
Last season I upgraded my skis to match my newly added wrap, it was all about looks, until I had my first ride that is!! The Powder Hounds float, corner and sidehill better than anything I have ever tried no matter what the condition, bottomless powder or slushy spring corn they attack all like the ultimate weapon. One of the best upgrades for my sled to date and yes they look good too!!
I would recommend anyone looking for aftermarket skis to buy a set of these. I put them on my 07′ Gade and I can’t believe the difference. Sharp on trails, no darting, great in the powder. Awesome skis, Slydog.
I love my Slydogs. I have 11,000 miles on them and although wore, they are still in OK shape.
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 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 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.