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February 2016

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February 2016 ISSUE PREVIEW

Features

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 
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!
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

A look-back comparison of the now “classic” 1991 New York Shootout, which featured nine hot sleds!
Stray Cats
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The 1982 Arctic Cat sleds that never were
Hall of Famer and AmSnow test rider Les Pinz curates 50 years of snowmobiling!
A look at Doug Holicky's rare collection of every MF body style

Regular Reads

Stay riding, my friends
Page 6
Best of the best photos
Page 7
News you want (including our predictions for MY2017), and photos of you
Tech Notes
| Page 44
How to get the right tune: EFI tuning with an oxygen sensor
Hands On: A look at the newest RideLite system
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.
| Page 58
So hot! Burned my foot!
Travel
| Page 62
Keys to the Kingdom: Vermont spins a fairy tale of perfect snow and sleds.
BackTracks
| Page 66
Making Vintage Modern: Custom 1970 Scorpion Stinger

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