My name is Dylan Gilbert. 25 years old. I am originally from Maine where I grew up riding snowmobiles on local trails. At 16 years old I bought my first mountain sled and started riding in the northern Maine backcountry. After watching Slednecks films for years on end, I moved to Colorado at age 21 chasing dreams of riding in endless snow nine months a year. I am currently living in Steamboat Springs Colorado where I have four different riding zones all within 30 minutes of my house. Steamboat area has to be one of my favorite riding spots to date due to the terrain, snow fall and the fact that its close to home. There is endless tree riding, cliff drops, climbs and rolling hills for every riding style you could want. My most memorable riding moment would have to be the day I lost my sled in a 20 foot hole in a creek bottom. It was a three foot powder day. I was cruising down this drainage, looking out ahead of me to where i was going next and as i looked down, the ground disappeared. I bailed off the sled just in time to watch it disappear. After walking over to look down the hole where my sled laid, I radioed for help to my fellow riding buddies. We dug our way down into the hole safely and built a runway out. It took four Mainers an hour to get the sled out. All in all nothing was broken and I was okay. It just goes to show that anything can happen to anyone at any time. Us snowmobilers are not invincible.
I run the MBRP trail can on my freeride. I chose this can because it drops a significant amount of weight from the stock can and it has a nice, clean, crisp sound to it. I would recommend this MBRP product to any snowmobiler, no matter what the brand of the snowmobile.
For upcoming riders that are looking to achieve a sponsorship, I would have to say the best way to do so would be to involve yourself in the sledding community. Go to some snow shows, interact with people, be positive, ride hard and push yourself every day to better your riding abilities.