Paddle tires..whats good,and whats bad for me??????

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Paddle tires..whats good,and whats bad for me??????

Post by GoofyDuner » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:41 am

I have a bombardier DS 650..Im 6.5 tall 285lbs.I have geckos on it now,and was wondering if there was a better paddle for me.I rode 250r atc,and 350x atc for many yrs,and then took 10 yrs off. now Im on a ds650.Im not as young as I used to be...I would like some imput on what you know about different paddles,from sand skates,geckos,haulers,skate tracks,and others..I think I have to much paddle at this time .and more HP than I have ever had before..........thanks so much for your time and info......Justin AKA goofyduner
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Post by Jerry Seaver » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:00 am

None of the paddle tires are bad, but just work different. Sand Skates are my choice for the best riding tire. They give you good tire spin and a smooth ride. They won't launch as hard as the tires you are using but even running one of the hills will work well getting to the top in a good time.

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Post by ChuckZilla » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:19 pm

I've had Sand Stars and prefer the Haulers, they seem to have the least amount of drag yet will bite hard if you gas it.
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Post by GoofyDuner » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:23 pm

thanks,would love to here about other tires also..Im looking for some,and if anyone has some Im buying..even more if you have DS 650 wheels to go with them....thanks justin
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Post by Washroad » Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:19 am

Sand Skates!
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and they're a very good tire!
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Post by gelwell » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:12 am

I have sand skates as well and work very well. The ITP's work well too but throw a lot of sand to rider behind ya.
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Post by GlamisLovingFool » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:07 pm

Justin, if i remember correctly your paddles were in good shape. My thought is if you want a little more spin and slide and less bite and aggressiveness is to add more air pressure. You may not have to buy anything. Set the tires at 7 or 8 psi and that may give you what you are looking for.
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Post by Sloppyduner » Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:27 am

GlamisLovingFool wrote:Justin, if i remember correctly your paddles were in good shape. My thought is if you want a little more spin and slide and less bite and aggressiveness is to add more air pressure. You may not have to buy anything. Set the tires at 7 or 8 psi and that may give you what you are looking for.
The guys tires were rock hard the weekend he brought it out. I remember him messing with them the whole weekend.

I do remember those tires were not follower friendly. :shock:
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Post by Astro » Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:39 am

Everybody's got a favorite tire :wink: I like Skat Trac's for hook up, but we use Sand Stars on most of our quads. The Sand Stars seem to be a very good combination tire for us :) . You can't get the best of everything in one tire, but Sand Stars seem to give us good hook up as well as good slide :idea: Tire pressure is probably the most overlooked thing @ the Dunes :shock: as GlamislovinFool & Sloppyduner pointed out =D> I see lot of people complaining of too much sidebite running tire pressure too low or complaining of not enough hookup running tire pressure too high :? play with your tire PSI if you like your Geckos or try some Sand Stars if you want a good all around Dune Tire =D> I usually start @ around 3 PSI & go up or down from there, but our 250's are lighter than your 650DS :oops: On a side note I still like Skat Tracs on .125 wheels for the hill, but I run Sand Stars on .190 wheels for a better all around Wheel/Tire package :idea:

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Re: Paddle tires..whats good,and whats bad for me??????

Post by Kevlar » Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:36 pm

Using Sandstars on my DS.

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