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    26” Goodyear on A185F

    I wouldn’t land on a beach during the winter in my neck of the woods... sometimes it looks like nice smooth black sand.... step off the snow/ice onto the sand and sink in slush up to my knutz sack...


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    Mike. that snow is slippery. On that sloping beach, at the end of my rollout, the uphill tire would “walk out”, then come back to center. Looks weird! not an issue, though yu can see I came to a stop kindof crabbed.

    No fishin that time of year

    Mark, I had been on and off that beach all winter serving a constuction crew. Have seen that beach bone dry and deep sand, frozen hard, and also with 6” of fresh wet snow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Calkins View Post
    Mike. that snow is slippery. On that sloping beach, at the end of my rollout, the uphill tire would “walk out”, then come back to center. Looks weird! not an issue, though yu can see I came to a stop kindof crabbed.

    No fishin that time of year

    Mark, I had been on and off that beach all winter serving a constuction crew. Have seen that beach bone dry and deep sand, frozen hard, and also with 6” of fresh wet snow.

    Thanks, the track just caught my eye, and I couldn't quite get my head around what caused it. Nice looking spot.

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    So, as far as i knew, the only source for shaved 29" (4Pply) Airhawks was Seaplanes North. And they were selling the old gar aero products. Seems they came to some kind of agreement/deal/settlement (???) With Desser. No more Airhawks, no more gar stuff. Only desser tires, and grove wheels and brakes.
    Any body got any Intel on this? The gar/ airhawk thing looked pretty good for a 180, (to me).the grove wheel &brakes looked okay if not spendy. What happened ?

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    I got my shaved 29” AirHawks at Airframes. The tire approval is included with the wheel STC.
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    The Seaplanes system is a O-ring sealed 10" 2-piece wheel, and tubeless Dresser tires. I think the wheel is less width.
    The Airframes is 10" wheel, slightly wider, tubes, tires. Total costs including tubes is higher than the Seaplanes system if needing to buy everything: wheels, brakes, tubes, tires.
    Then it comes down to if tubeless is more or less reliable off airport or which is easier for a field repair. That is more my question than the difference in price and weight.
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