American Snowmobiler February 2016

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Come Back Trail
By Ross Halvorson
Page 16
Taming trails like a boss has never been more fun, fast, and fearless! Learn which sleds made our top 3 in the 600cc trail sled category. COVER STORY  

Power Fun at the Beach!
By Mark Boncher
Page 22
If you weren’t at the 2015 New York Shootout in Inlet, N.Y., then you missed out! If you made it there, then you got a taste of the newly revamped AmSnow/Dynotech trail and mod sled shootout. Check out the stats, photos and fun, all right here!

Rescue on Mount Baker
By Mark Boncher, with Stephanie Santeford
Page 50
Courage, skill, determination and a life-or-death struggle. Could you survive many snowmobilers’ worst nightmare? Check out one rider’s story from the peaks of Mt. Baker.

Special Vintage Section

From the Vault: 1991 NY Shootout
By Ross Halvorson
Page 30
A look-back comparison of the now “classic” 1991 New York Shootout, which featured nine hot sleds!

Stray Cats
By Joe Rainville
Page 34
The 1982 Arctic Cat sleds that never were

Man of Iron
By Ross Halvorson
Page 38
Hall of Famer and AmSnow test rider Les Pinz curates 50 years of snowmobiling!

VINTAGE EXPOSÉ: Massey-Ferguson
By Bill Vossler
Page 42
A look at Doug Holicky's rare collection of every MF body style

Regular Reads

Shiny Side Up
By Mark Boncher
Page 4
Stay riding, my friends

Page 6
Best of the best photos

Cool News/Mail Bonding
Page 7
News you want (including our predictions for MY2017), and photos of you

Tech Notes
By Olav Aaen
Page 44
How to get the right tune: EFI tuning with an oxygen sensor

Tech Notes Extra
By Roderick J Fraser Jr
Page 48
Hands On: A look at the newest RideLite system

Ask the Experts
By Ross Halvorson
Page 54
You don't know, 'til you know. Answers to questions about track studs, sled comparisons, gas mileage, crankshaft upgrades, clutch issues, trail mods and more.

Hot Products
By Emily Hare
Page 58
So hot! Burned my foot!

By Mike Carr
Page 62
Keys to the Kingdom: Vermont spins a fairy tale of perfect snow and sleds.

By Les Pinz
Page 66
Making Vintage Modern: Custom 1970 Scorpion Stinger

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