By Stephanie Schwartz
Well it’s time to share some exciting things we have been working on at Divas SnowGear for the 2016 season. I have been working with DSG to develop high end ladies technical mountain riding gear. AVID TECHNICAL with Polartec NeoShell!! We have had this gear on a few riders and myself testing this season and I am more then impressed at the outcome of the quality of the Avid. I know the riders who have been testing for us and I know they are hard on gear so this is very exciting to see the durability of the new Avid. Low snow conditions pushed us into the trees and technical riding more and more this season so I’ve had my fair share of tree hugs and loves and the sled has the marks to prove it….the gear does NOT and I couldn’t be more pumped. So many exciting things are happening at DSG and I’m stoked to share them. If anyone has any questions or comments please feel free to do so on here or pm me. Below are the technical features and explanation of the materials we are using this coming season…POLARTEC NEOSHELL…a FIRST in the snowmobile market. Yeah Buddy!!
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Sled: She rides her Aunt’s 2003 RMK 800 Edge Chassis. She also rode her friend Jen’s 2012 800 RMK Pro this season.
Years Riding: She has been riding since she was 5 years old with family, but really on her own for the last 4 years.
Riding Partners: Her favorite people to ride with are her Aunt, Tammy Schoen, Susie Rainsberry (also a DSG Ambassador), and the rest of her sparkly tribe.
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Divas SnowGear Expands Snowmobile Apparel Line
on Thursday, April 09, 2015
Divas SnowGear expanded their line of Avid Technical wear and teamed up with GMAX to produce helmets.
The Avid Technical line is a jacket ($379.99) and pants ($329.99) set with a Polartec Neoshell. The shell offers breathability while maintaining windproof and waterproof capabilities.
There is an exterior pocket with a goggle wipe built in, a removable hood and heavy-duty 500D nylon shoulder and elbow panels. Each piece has four mix-and-match colors available in sizes XS to 5XL: pink, blue, charcoal pink and charcoal blue.
In addition, the Avid Technical Boot ($259.99) with a Boa Closure System joins the line. Divas says the boots are ideal for trail or backcountry snowmobiling.
Divas SnowGear has joined forces with GMAX to produce the GM54S modular ($234.99) and GM76X offroad ($119.99) helmets with Divas SnowGear designs and badging. Two DSG Triple9 Saint goggles complement the GMAX designs and come with the option of polarized lenses. The Craze line has also grown to include two new jacket ($199.99) colors: black and gray camo as well as black with gradient blue zippers.
Divas casual wear for the new season includes softshell jackets, performance fleece jackets, hoodies, t-shirts, a sublimated Tekvest, mittens, gearbags and even a shovel.
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Sled: Trails – 2014 Yamaha Viper
Backcountry – 2015 Ski-doo Freeride
Years Riding: she grew up riding with her parents until she was old enough to ride her own sled.
Riding Partner: Her Husband and Dad.
Favorite Riding Spots: Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – from Mackinaw to Copper Harbor and everything in between. She also enjoys Kingston Plains for backcountry riding.
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Location: Greenacres, Washington
Sled: She rides an 02′ Polaris 700 RMK with a 155 track that she nicknamed “Jager”
Years Riding: Pretty much since she could walk starting with her family’s old Johnson’s and Skiroules
Riding Partner: Hands down her dad and/or her older brother, who is an engineer for Arctic Cat!
Favorite Riding Spots: Fernan and Lookout
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Location: Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
Sled: 2012 Polaris Shift IQ 600 ES aka “The Diva Sled”
Years Riding: Since she was born! Her parents are avid snowmobilers; the trail starts right from their farm!
Riding Partner: Her dad – he always watches out for everyone that goes riding and makes sure they have the best time! His enthusiasm can make anyone excited to ride!!
Favorite Riding Spots: Lake City, MN and the surrounding areas in Southeast MN. “The views from the bluffs into the river valley are picturesque; you can only see them on snowmobile and year after year they never get old!”
Best Trip of the Year: She goes to one of her best friend’s cabin in the UP – Ewen, MI and ride all around the area! She loves the openness of the trails (old rail grades). She also loves riding up by Lake Superior.
Favorite Riding Snack: Kashi bars!
By Jessie Painter
When you meet people who ride sleds you never really know what kind of a rider they are; do they like to speed through the trails? Do they jump off the trail every chance they get? Do they never even see the trail all day? Do they stop and take lots of breaks? Do they push the limits or are they more reserved?
I find it so difficult to answer this even for myself; I’ve gone from a complete trail rider to backcountry boondocking, practically racing, and Hill climbing- what? Most people just pick one! But all of these different styles have piled up thanks to all the different places and people I’ve rode with over the past while.
I started off strictly as trail rider because it was on mom and dad’s machine and i was cautious and respectful because it wasn’t mine. As soon as I bought my own sled with what little i had as a student, I played and pushed it so hard that I outgrew the short Polaris rush within the month. After another season my boyfriend “proposed” with the key ring to my RMK 144. I was instantly capable of doing everything off-trail that I was previously struggling with- it was awesome! The sled was the perfect fit for me.
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Location: Richardton, North Dakota
Sled: 2015 Skidoo Freeride 154″ track
Years Riding: Since she was 17, but she didn’t get involved in backcountry riding until about 8 years ago.
Riding Partners: Her dad, Kevin, and her husband, Tyler. And the rest of the guys in their usual riding group as they have all had a hand in teaching her how to be a better rider.
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Location: St. John’s, Newfoundland
Sled: 2013 Summit X 800
Years Riding: About 5 years
Riding Partner: Her husband, Andrew and the boys from Sledworthy & Sledcore. They teach her so much!
Favorite Riding Spots: The West Coast of Newfoundland!
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