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Quad Paddle question?

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I've run Skat Trak edges on my R for years and am need of buying new ones. After reading the post on the newer edges coming apart I am considering the SandSkat II's.
Anybody have anything to share with me on these tires? good? bad? life? etc.

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Post by terry allen »

sand skate II's are heavy and will affect the top speed of the quad.there are many better tires out there imho!

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Post by FLYING TIGER »

Consider Sand Sharks.

Although I like the stock Dunlops that came with my Raptor (and are standard on the new 400 Suzuki and KZX400) better than paddles, my sandsharks have been good with traction, speed and excellent turning compaired to most.

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Post by quad1100 »

Never had a problem with the Sand Skate II, good reliable tire!

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Post by ddbyrd »

I have a fairly stout 250R. And I have ran dune sliders, edges, and sand skate II's. The Sand Skates are the best especially if you like to hang out the rear end.

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Post by thor »

I have the skate 2's and the edge. I like the skate 2's
fullerton tire in stanton will shave the skate 2's and it makes them lighter. I think 2-3 pounds. a friend did that and they work nice.









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Post by RobC »

The Sand Skate II tires are great. They're a little more expensive, but they seem to last a long time.

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Post by Poiks »

No problem with my Sand Skate II tires on a modified Banshee.

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Post by dunes56 »

Thanks guys for you input!!

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Post by speedy »

Kenda has a new paddle called the Gecko it recieved a pretty good write up in dirt wheels awhile back haas any body had a chance to try them out they look pretty trick.

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Post by sandjunkie »

I am pretty happy with the geckos all around. I hear alot of people not liking them on a big bore quad. I do alot of duning and don't spend a lot of time hill shooting or drag racing. If you run them at 2-3 lbs of air, they seem to hook up pretty well. Maybe not as well in a straight line as a hauler, but much easier to slide quickly around a witches eye while carving up the big bowls.

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Post by dunes56 »

Well, I went ahead and ordered another pair of Edges, got them for $80 each, will let you know how they hold up.

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Post by DesertDogs »

Too bad. Skate IIs are excellent for all around duning, I've got a pair that have 3-4 years on them, and they have held up fine. The Edges are great for drags and hills, and a little more speed, but they just don't last, especially when you run the washes near Patton or back side of the store.
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Post by snj »

OK...how about a mainly stock 400EX? Which tires are gonna work on that without sucking all the (limited) HP from it? I've considered the Rossters from Maxxis, but am not sold on them yet.

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Post by Washroad »

I've run Sand Skat IIs on so many quads and been happy with them on everything, considering I'm not into hill-shooting or drag racing. They would work really well on your 400EX.
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Post by SANDPSYCHO »

DesertDogs wrote:Too bad. Skate IIs are excellent for all around duning, I've got a pair that have 3-4 years on them, and they have held up fine. The Edges are great for drags and hills, and a little more speed, but they just don't last, especially when you run the washes near Patton or back side of the store.
I have to say just the oposite is true I have run the skat track edge (same set of tires) for 6 seasons, been forced to run up the wash road from beyond 32 to 11 a few times. The edges held up great. My buddy's sand skate II's, brand new where all chewed up. So the following season he got new sand skates. Late nite break down (not our quads, friends rail)and we end up running the wash road to get back and yes one more pair of chewed up sand skates. My edges still look pretty good two years after he lost those 2 sets
I'm not saying your wrong, just what I have seen 1st hand. Now in the dunes I have heard that the skates hook up better, either way both are great Dune tires. Just my Nickles worth.


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Post by Desert_Rat »

I've run them both along with others. I think the Skat Track or Sand Skates are both better than some of the cheaper ones like Kenda and GBC. I think they use a better quality rubber compound and the paddles seem to be a little taller. As usual, I think you get what you pay for.
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