Pilot TS SKI - 2016
The industry's first and only adjustable ski: The Pilot TS
Skis are the critical factor in steering precision and effort, yet their performance is dependent on snow conditions, which can change in hours. Until now. With the Pilot TS ski, you can dial-in ski bite for conditions or your riding style by turning a knob on the ski leg. It raises or lowers the ski runner over a range of .5 in. (12.5 mm). This thin runner and NEW square keel design work together to make darting a thing of the past.
Filed June 2, 1970, Patent number 3,632,126
Adjustable Keel for snowmobile skies
A slot in the ski enables a keel to extend therethrough. This keel is adjustable vertically in the supports to compensate for wear and to permit adjustment to varying ice and snow conditions.
2016 BRP Brochure,
2016 Pilot TS ski
Fully retracted the Pilot TS runner steers easily and smooths ski tracking. Best for relaxed cruising and icier conditions.
Fully extended, the Pilot TS runner delivers maximum bite. Best for aggressive riding and softer snow conditions.
Besides the rumored 200 to 250 miles carbide life expectancy, the used carbides were worn heavy on the front!
Reliable sources told me Yamaha sold the patent rights to BRP. In my not so humble opinion, BRP's engineers got played big time by Yamaha!!!!!!!!!!
I went to the Lake Geneva snowcross races on Friday night, to see the new Pilot TS carbide and ski. The first thing I did was to check out the travel of the wear rod on both the left and right skis. I went back on Sunday, to check out the skis again. The left side ski still worked fine, but the right side ski was stuck. I went to one of the reps, who told me to push down or pull up on the knob just so, and it should break free. From noon to almost 3:00 pm, I watched heartier snowmobilers than me, crank on the right side and give up. They usually walked away looking down and shaking their heads!
4" carbides - $100.00
7" carbides - $125.00
Hang onto your wallet!
I foresee dealers running out of stock the first weekend, due to the expected short life of these carbides!!!
BRP'S ENGINEERS OVER ENGINEERED THE TS MECHENISM - 20 INCREMENTS IS WAY TOO MANY UNDERSIZED TEETH TO BE DURABLE – 10 INCREMENTS WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER, AFTER ALL IT IS ONLY MOVING A HALF INCH.
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