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    RAD Technology receives Popular Science's Invention Award

    Posted by AmSnow
    on Wednesday, May 19, 2010

    Popular Science magazine has named Shawn Watling a recipient of the Invention Award for his RAD Technology for snowmobiles, according to Popular Science.

    Featured in AmSnow's March 2010 issue, Watling claims his suspension and rear axle driven technology is more gas efficient, creates shorter stopping distance, better cornering and  more hook-up from the stop.

    "Nobody would have expected the biggest innovation in modern snowmobiling to come from a self taught engineer, a broken-down all-terrain vehicle, and a drag strip," wrote Mark Anders in Popular Science's article.

    Popular Science Invention Awards are described, in its' June 2010 issue, as celebrating individuals who are "inspired, tenacious, and frankly, obsessed enough to turn their vision into a reality."

    This was the fourth year the awards were given out, and 10 inventors received the award.

    AmSnow's Senior Editor Mark Boncher is quoted in the article as being impressed by the product.

    "I test up to 10 snowmobiles a year," said Boncher. "It brakes better than any recent models I have been on, accelerates extremely well, and corners under power better than any other vehicle we have in the demo fleet."

    During AmSnow's Real World Shootout, the AmSnow  team tested the product on two Ski-Doo XP MXZ sleds.

    "In acceleration and deceleration tests the RAD sleds lived up to the claims. We even saw our fastest time of the day as Watling pulled a wicked quick 99 mph run on our radar," wrote AmSnow's Editor Mark Savage in an article on the shootout.


    Photos by Scott Stollberg

    Read AmSnow's review of this product

    Read the full article fro Popular Science here





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