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I just came back from my first Dune riding ever! I went to little Sahara in Utah and LOVED it! I can't believe there is so much fun to be had. It was great and my Preddy was great. I think I will need to change my sprockets to 13/38 for a little more low end power. I went with the stock rear tires and still had fun, but I want to get some sand tires for the next time. What size are you all running? What brands should I consider? I don't want to spend lots on them because I live so far from the sand that I won't use them alot. I see the sand sharks and sand devils are low priced, are these good choices? My Preddy has had no problems since day 1, and I can't wait to go again! What a spectacle! I can't wait till Easter. Crypto.
 

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Anybody? Any tire info would be appreciated!
 

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basically most of the cheaper paddles will not last nearly as long as the higher priced ones, they are also quite a bit heavier. I'm sure there are some less expensive ones out there that are decent, I just haven't had them. I have the skat trak 9 paddle extreme haulers, they work great and I have no complaints at all about them. Some people prefer a v-paddle, they claim that they turn a bit easier, but I never had any problems turning with straight paddles, also the v-paddles loose a-lot of forward bite over the straight paddles. There are some paddles out there that have way too small of a paddle on them and don't offer much more traction than your stock tires, so be carfull not to go that route. I got the 20x10x10 and run the stock gearing, I tried using a 13t front sprocket and hated it, it just reved out way too quick. the bike makes more than enough power to pull these paddles with the stock gearing.
 

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I agree with RNGMSTR~~~but I do perfer the drop in sprocket due to lots of BIG sandhill climbing we have at our dunes. I too have extreme Hauelrs and Trubo paddles althought I still prefer the turbo paddles over the Skat Trak and alot cheaper too. I run 20x10x10 a paddle extremes, and a 20x10xs10 Turbo paddle both are 8 paddle.
 

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I only ride the dunes (Little Sahara, Waynoka Oklahoma) and started with the skat traks but have the sand skate II now because they have a taller blade and hook up better in drags. I put on a 39 tooth rear sprocket and really pleased with the way it performs in the trails, dunes, and drags. A freind went from sand skate II's to the extreme haulers and said it was a little harder to turn but hooks up!
 

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Turbo paddles are the biggest pieces of crap... Mine only lasted 3 weekends..
Besides the fact they are twice as heavy as the Extreme Haulers mine just started falling apart.. Big chunks of rubber started coming off and they are basically bald at this point... Ridden on sand only.... Just my opinion..
 

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a straight paddle will beat a v paddle any day of the week. on my predator i went with 8 paddle extreme haulers by skat trak, the hook up is amazing 4th gear wheelies no problem in sand.
 

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oh and im runing the 21" tall ones with stock gearing.
 

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Oggjay.you are the first person I have heard that had this problem..Ive had mine in gravel,sand/dirt mix and do all my local riding in them and have not had one bit of problem, the weight dif is actually not much Dif(one pund at best I had King tires weigh them for me ) and Ive had mine for alomst two years...You must have got a bad set just like I did with my Maxxis Roosters, those lasted about 6 hours before I could stick three fingers between the blades and that was on strictly sand! :O That is what alot of locals run on the dunes here..hehe I even made it up Choke this year on my stock 400ex with them!:):):,sorry to hear of that, so where was rhe rubber coming off anyhow? since they are a one mold tire?Is it the cup? That is one good thing about extreme haulers Vs. the other haulers, the cup is more durable, BUT..if rode in ANYTIHNG BUT sand......kiss those cups goodbye.I felt IMO the hook up was MUCH better with a Turbo paddle as well. I talked to MAxxiz when deciding what to Buy the Predator and he said he does sooo many repairs on there cups and reccomends the Extreme Haulers for the Predator.......Everyone has ther prefernce and like myself, had a bad experience with some kind of tire, best thing is just to go with what others run where you live or where your duning and depends on what kind of riding you will need it for.(climbing ) or just for sliding ect.....
 
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