BREAKING THE ICE WITH DAN ROGERS

Lynx BoonDocker

Dan Rogers

Lives  - Sørli, Norway

Style  - Deep snow mostly, trail and everything else too

RIDING LYNX
I ride with Lynx BoonDocker DS 3900 and RE 3900 Shorty models. BoonDocker 3900 is perfect sled in deep snow and steep and tight technical terrain. I like all kind of snowmobiling but when it is deep snow in steep tree riding with bunch of natural jumps, I am in my absolute paradise! I feel proud to be a Lynx rider. Lynx has such a dedicated factory and it is easy to fall in love with these products.

STARTING OUT
When I was a kid, I used to ride my dad’s old Lynx 5900 GLX. I remember jumping and racing with that sled. When passing 80 km/h, the windshield always collapsed and directed all wind and snow right in my face! Once I got stuck in very wet snow and I had to walk back home. My dad timed the rescue operation perfectly next day, when I was coming home from school by bus. He drove down the mountain by tractor, pulling the giant ice rock of a sled behind. People were pointing me and laughing! I was 16 when I got my first own sled and I think it was a 2001 Lynx Racing 440. I had my first trip to Chris Burandt in 2010 and then I learned to ride mountain sleds. 2012 I did my first photshoot with Lynx and after that I became the first Lynx factory freerider and ambassador that I’ve been ever since.

LIVING SISU
In two first years riding mountain sleds, I was so dedicated to learn how to ride that I put myself to sticky situations over and over again. After riding only short track trail sleds a new world opened up and I couldn’t resist going out even if I was alone. Spent hours and hours getting myself unstuck, walking home after crashing my sled or riding home with on ski – that all have asked sisu. Tree riding alone in deep snow is not something that I would recommend but sitting home just wasn not the option for me when I wanted to become a better rider. I’m always searching for challenges and doing things a harder way than necessary, just to see what I can take.

Fast Facts

On the playlist

All kind of good music, I don’t listen to bad music!

Must-haves on a sled trip

Safety gear as helmet, knee braces and chest protection are always on.

Bucket list riding destination

If you could take your Lynx Anywhere?

I’ve been in USA, Canada, Finland, Sweden and Norway already, so Japan would be really nice. Looks nothing but sick when it has been dumping there. It would also nice to meet the local people there.

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