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    Do any of you guys use a Powderjack or HighJacker when out in the Boonies? I'm wondering if when mounted on your board; does it get in the way? I know usually yer gonna have someone with you to help lift a stuck sled out; but there must be times when your out of the way; stuck on yer own. Sounds like it would be a great back saver.

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    I have never felt the need for one, and have never seen one on a sled. I have watched the videos and even though it's a pretty clever design, I wouldn't want one on my sled.
    You should always be with someone and then getting stuck usually isn't any big deal.

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    I have thought about it, but you would have to mount it on the side of the tunnel. I have enough problems keeping my feet on the running boards. I don't think I need anything round to interfere with my boots making traction. Falling off is sooooo graceful!

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    ask Eludnu he has one and loves it.
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    theres a guy in lapine that sells one that comes apart like tent poles and will fit in a tunnel bag

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    moon, you wouldn't happen to know how to get ahold of him would you? have never had any interest in one of these before, but with the nasty seperated shoulder, may make it so i can keep riding in the places i've come accustomed. especially on those deep days i live to ride. have ridden with guys who have them mounted on the tunnel and it looks like a pain. one that breaks down and fits in a bag seems more doable for me. i guess when your old and broken you gotta do what it takes to keep the track spinning

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    Or if you're old and don't want to be broken!

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    I find that a SnowBunjie works fantastic for helping get unstuck. A powder jack will help you get up ontop of the snow more but it does noting for your forward momentum. SnowBunjie's are fantastic and easy to use + they get you farther away from the ski's when pulling out a stuck sled and you don't bend over as much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowerman61028 View Post
    I find that a SnowBunjie works fantastic for helping get unstuck. A powder jack will help you get up ontop of the snow more but it does noting for your forward momentum. SnowBunjie's are fantastic and easy to use + they get you farther away from the ski's when pulling out a stuck sled and you don't bend over as much.
    I agree. I used to always have one. Great for when you go out with the family. Of course kids make good traction too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowerman61028 View Post
    I find that a SnowBunjie works fantastic for helping get unstuck. A powder jack will help you get up ontop of the snow more but it does noting for your forward momentum. SnowBunjie's are fantastic and easy to use + they get you farther away from the ski's when pulling out a stuck sled and you don't bend over as much.
    I'm thinking that there's a "rattler" in my future, as my mother-in-law was asking about stocking stuffers! This is good news yes?
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    My SnowBungie hangs on my peg board in my shop. It's a good tool. but over the years I find that in most cases we have each other out of the trench before a guy can get his SnowBungie out of the bag. They do have some advantages, but a good buddy pulling on a ski works 90% of time just fine.
    So you either need a SnowBungie or better riding buddies. LOL

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    ill try and find the number sandman.ill pm you if i do.

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    I have the powder jack on one of my sleds and found it greatly improves my confidence in dropping in first to sections I may other wise consider with much reservation. I would never consider riding alone, but in our normal group of 3, there have been many times when we are 100's of yards apart, in deep pow, and well stuck. At the end of the day, it can mean the difference between being too worn out to ride, and wasting energy lifting and digging, VS. being out of a really tight situation in a matter of minutes, solo, with very little expended effort.

    It also came in VERY handy years ago on a 2 person ride where we would have had to come back with more help to extract my buddies upside down sled from a deep tree hole.

    That said I didn't ride with it last year, but there was a night almost spent in the boonies of Revelstoke were I would have killed to have it. And Master would have too as I recall.

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