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Old January 15th, 2014, 02:50 PM   #1
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Default Sandstars vs Skat~Trak Edge comparison

Anybody have experience with both of these? I know sandstars are the most popular, but is the cost difference to step up to the Edge's worth the money?
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Old January 15th, 2014, 03:17 PM   #2
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Are you talking side by side or quad? Most quads don't have enought power to spin through the sandstars. But I imagine the weight savings from going to the skat trak would be nice. I have haulers now. Used to have edges. Also used to have sandstars. Wife had sandstars. All worked great. If the price difference is more than $150 I would say no.
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Old January 15th, 2014, 11:21 PM   #5
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For what? On at ATV, my vote is Skat-Traks.
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Old January 16th, 2014, 08:22 AM   #6
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Are you talking side by side or quad? Most quads don't have enought power to spin through the sandstars. But I imagine the weight savings from going to the skat trak would be nice. I have haulers now. Used to have edges. Also used to have sandstars. Wife had sandstars. All worked great. If the price difference is more than $150 I would say no.
Sorry, these are for quads, no worry on lack of power. The cost difference is $120 for the sets. Any worry on durability for either of those tires? Just plan on hitting the dunes twice a year, I'm new to paddle tires.
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For straight line power and hill climbing the skat trak can't be beat. When I first got my raptor I went with the most popular crap.(sand stars) then after some reading traded them for a 10 paddle set of haulers. I noticed an immediate difference in take off and on maintaining speed while climbing the dunes. Way better.
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I have been running paddles for a long time. Had several different styles. Never noticed a difference in cornering with a straight paddle vs a v shaped paddle. I love my haulers. They are 8 paddle on my 450. Real light and they dig good. I have ran sand stars and they work fine. Wife still does. What kind of quads do you have? Seeing as how mine were stolen I don't have use for my paddles for a few months till I buy another one. So if you wanna try my haulers you can. They are 4 on 110. Fit any new sport quad besides Yamaha.
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Old January 16th, 2014, 11:16 AM   #9
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I had a pair of the Skat trak on my Banshee, I sold them when the Maxxis 4snow's came out. I loved the 4snows.
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4-SNOW's, the PowerCat of quad tires!
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Old January 16th, 2014, 07:14 PM   #11
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I have been running paddles for a long time. Had several different styles. Never noticed a difference in cornering with a straight paddle vs a v shaped paddle. I love my haulers. They are 8 paddle on my 450. Real light and they dig good. I have ran sand stars and they work fine. Wife still does. What kind of quads do you have? Seeing as how mine were stolen I don't have use for my paddles for a few months till I buy another one. So if you wanna try my haulers you can. They are 4 on 110. Fit any new sport quad besides Yamaha.
Ended up with a YFZ 450 and a KTM Outlaw.


Seems like opinions very on the number of paddles, some say 7, some say 8, others say 10.. I appreciate the offer, but I'd hate to hurt them
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Don't need 10 get 8 or 9. Skat trak charges per paddle.
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I'd go for the kenda sand gecko but that's me.
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8 is plenty. My Raptor was modded a good bit so 10 was the way to go
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For just playing around and riding, I'd sport seven or eight paddle haulers. I run big rollout tens on my yfz, but they pull down the top end. Lot's of guys were running six or seven paddles and gearing them up in order to keep the top end.

Make sure you get 8" rims. Tens are gay and will just blow off, despite their blinginess. Pretty much the best all around hauler out there is a 21-11-8 with seven or eight scoops.
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Yep I blew out lots of 10" wheels before getting 8". I now have 20-11-8 8paddle haulers. And I love them. Had them mounted on beadlocks for a year just because I had a set laying around. I felt cool!
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Yep I blew out lots of 10" wheels before getting 8". I now have 20-11-8 8paddle haulers. And I love them. Had them mounted on beadlocks for a year just because I had a set laying around. I felt cool!
Sorry about my stupid question, but I'm new to quads. Are beadlocks necessary on 8" rims with 8 paddled haulers?
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Stick with a 21" 7 or 8 paddle hauler or edge on a lightweight 8" wheel like a Douglas blue label, and you will be happy. The sandstars work, but are heavy and don't flex like a buffed tire...so they tend to dig more than the skats will. They are more durable, but at the expense of weight.

For general duning, stick with a single buff skat...the bead to bead or sls buff removes more material from the tire carcass, which makes them lighter...but also makes them more prone to getting damaged.


Give John @ sandtoyzunlimited a call, they usually have the best pricing and more options than most places when it comes to sand tires.

http://sandtoyzunlimited.com/sandtoy...dern_clean.cfm

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