Answering requests for even more traction, the RipSaw family of tracks has been expanded to now include a taller 1.5” lug height RipSaw II in track lengths of 120, 129 and 137”. This taller lug model gives trail riders the confidence to attack trails that have not been recently groomed, as well as extra ability to go off trail in deeper snows. All three lengths come in the 2.86” drive pitch to fit most newer models.
Compared to other tracks of this lug height, these new tracks will offer the same benefits as the original RipSaw II tracks – flatter cornering, as the edges of the lugs at the very edge of the track have been angled to allow a slight amount of side slip, which translates to helping to keep the skis on the ground for flatter cornering. Users should also experience greater top speeds and excellent lug durability. The lugs will be slightly stiffer than a comparable height Cobra pattern, so the RipSaw II should be better suited for hardpack than the Cobra, where the softer lug Cobra is well known for its “scoop” style lugs that excel in softer snow conditions, but does not hook up as well on the firmer packed snow as the softer lugs tend to fold over easier at higher torque levels.
From the September 2015 issue of SnowTech Magazine. (August 2015)
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