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Offline Michael88R

Another paddle thread
« on: January 06, 2019, 03:07:25 PM »
Iím thinking about trying some skat track gliders.  Iíve been using sand skate 2ís the last 20 years.  Not worried about drag racing.  Just fast duning and want a good tire to follow.  We ride ďfollow the leaderĒ style. I hate haulers, edges, and sand stars.  My skates would tend to throw sand low instead of right in someoneís face.  Iíve heard gliders are good to follow. Thinking 20 or 21Ē. 8Ē wheel. Probably 9 or 10 paddles.  Not worried about maximum traction either. Just wanted to get opinions from those that have tried them.

Offline The norm

Re: Another paddle thread
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2019, 04:28:31 PM »
I ran 20x10x8 6 paddle Gliders on my sons all stock blaster. They were a great tire for that machine. He was able to climb everything he wanted. I am a huge fan of 8" wheels because they seem to float on the sand and offer a little relief from all the chop we get at our dunes. I personally only run haulers, but I can't say anything bad about Gliders. They do a great job for "play riding ".

Loren
I had a BDT motor once.....It SUCKED!
Currently: Hybrid Engineering 310 stroker built by Pete

Offline broken1

Re: Another paddle thread
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2019, 04:46:51 PM »
Get some cheap used 8 paddle haulers & do a bunch of donuts on asphalt & you'll have gliders. ;D
« Last Edit: January 06, 2019, 04:48:43 PM by broken1 »
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Online hickwheeler

Re: Another paddle thread
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2019, 07:48:29 PM »
I have a set of worn out 8 paddle haulers. They worked alright on my old 330. I didn't have any issue climbing hills
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Online jwraymond6

Re: Another paddle thread
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2019, 09:22:21 PM »
I run a 12 paddle glider on 06 yfz450 at dumont dunes and they seem to work ok
87 363 sphynx built by Pete @ hybrid engineering

Offline Michael88R

Re: Another paddle thread
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2019, 10:00:37 PM »
I think Iíll call Fullerton SS tomorrow.  Might just put some sealer in the old skates.

Offline Michael88R

Re: Another paddle thread
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2019, 05:48:20 PM »
Where is everyone buying their skat-traks?

Online jwraymond6

Re: Another paddle thread
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2019, 08:09:19 PM »
Where is everyone buying their skat-traks?

i bought the skats i have on the sxs from fullerton the rest came with the qauds when i bought it them
87 363 sphynx built by Pete @ hybrid engineering

Offline broken1

Re: Another paddle thread
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2019, 09:49:00 PM »
Unless you want to drop some coin on new one's Craigslist is a good bet for skat trak's.
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Offline etccb

Re: Another paddle thread
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2019, 10:30:54 AM »
7 paddle gliders are a very fun dune tire. You are not too hooked up for playing around but have the traction that you need to dune. I am a big fan of these for having fun in the dunes. I had them in 21" and ridden them with both 88 89 and 86 87 stock swing arms. There is a big difference between each riders fun factor when it comes to rear sand tires. These obviously wouldn't be ideal for a drag setup quad.
« Last Edit: January 08, 2019, 10:34:26 AM by etccb »

Offline Michael88R

Re: Another paddle thread
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2019, 04:24:23 PM »
7 paddle gliders are a very fun dune tire. You are not too hooked up for playing around but have the traction that you need to dune. I am a big fan of these for having fun in the dunes. I had them in 21" and ridden them with both 88 89 and 86 87 stock swing arms. There is a big difference between each riders fun factor when it comes to rear sand tires. These obviously wouldn't be ideal for a drag setup quad.

Thanks. Iím running an 18Ē lobo swingarm.  I was thinking 9-10 paddles but maybe I donít need that many.  I had figured total paddle area to compare.  Figured Iíd get same area as a 7 or 8 paddle hauler.