“It basically feels like you’re riding an uphill wave but you’re in powder.”
Winches have long been used in skiing and snowboarding to get tons of speed in a short distance for urban tricks but the technology has improved over the past few years and the gas chugging internal combustion driven machines that required a support vehicle are being replaced by quieter, more compact and transportable electric versions.
At just 36.6lbs, the nifty little contraption known as the Moto-Winch featured in the following video could be fairly easily broken down to it’s component parts and hiked into backcountry locations opening up a vast array of both downhill and uphill opportunities. Line length, up to 1000 feet. Top speed, 35mph. They don’t come cheap ($4,995) but the possibilities presented really got me thinking. Check it out:
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