Camp RZR - Glamis
Polaris "Camp RZR" in Glamis -
By Jon Crowley,
Polaris hosted "Camp RZR" in Glamis for New Year's Eve
2012. The event was held on nearly 10 acres of Glamis Beach Store
property and featured a family-friendly environment geared towards
celebrating the "RZR". On hand with displays were FOX, ProLine Wraps,
UTVUnderground, Dirt Theater, Go Pro, Traxxas, Holz Racing Products,
Jagged X, American Sand Association, Ride Now, Walker Evans Racing, High
Lifter Products and Polaris Defense. As if this wasn't enough to get me
to Glamis, Polaris invited members of the media to pick up their new
RZR XP 900 H.O. Jagged X Edition demo units!
I arrived on Wednesday night and planned on playing with
my 2013 RZR XP until 2 PM on Friday when Polaris was scheduled to hand
over the keys to the new Jagged X RZR XP.
I have been in the middle of a full-tilt build on our
2013 RZR XP in preparation for the 2013 King of the Hammers UTV race. My
goal for this build is to create a vehicle that can withstand the harsh
rocks and desert of the race, without making the vehicle a
single-purpose race rig. So far, I am thrilled with how the vehicle has
turned out, and I looked at the trip to Glamis as a shake down of sorts
for the car.
While out in the dunes, I hooked up with Tim from SDR
Motorsports, Dave from Fullerton Sand Sports, Troy from UTV Off-Road
Magazine, Wally from Side x Side Outfitterz, Bill and Matt from
SxSPerformance.com, and Johnny from UTV Inc. It is always fun to
tear up the dunes with friends in the industry.
Polaris RZR XP 900 H.O. Jagged X Edition
Polaris RZR XP 900 H.O. Jagged X Edition - First Ride
Friday rolled around and all of the editors gathered at
Camp RZR so we could get the keys to our new
RZR XP 900 H.O. Jagged X Edition demo unit. I hooked up with Cody
Hooper from Dirt Wheels, Troy and Don from UTV Off-Road Magazine and
Wally from Dirt Sports and headed into the dunes. We took off from
Glamis Flats and headed towards Oldsmobile Hill through the baby dunes.
After a few pictures, we tore off towards Olds and it
was game on all the way to Osborne Overlook. I led the ride and it was
big fun to watch Cody, Wally and Troy in the rear-view mirror while the
diced it up.
The next morning, I added a few accessories to the new
Jagged X RZR XP to make it more dune worthy. First thing was to
mount up some sand tires. I got this set of STU Blasters from
Fullerton Sand Sports and have them mounted up on 12" OMF Billet Center
Beadlock wheels. These tires are my absolute favorite in the sand and
the changeable center on the OMF wheels allow me to swap between several
different UTVs. Next I added SSV Works side-view mirrors, an Axia Alloys
panoramic mirror and Axia Alloys fire extinguisher and mount.
Aaron from PRP Seats stopped by our camp to check
out the seats looked in the new car (yes, those PRP Seats come standard
in the Jagged X RZR XP). The he and I went out in the dunes
for a ride.
Aaron from PRP Seats behind the wheel of the new Polaris RZR XP
Jagged X Edition
Later in the day, I hooked up with 2012 WORCS champ Ryan
Piplic for a ride. He wanted to see what the extra wheelbase and power
was like in the dunes.
2012 WORCS champ Ryan Piplic
The new Jagged X RZR XP is a great addition to the
Polaris RZR arsenal. The car is perfectly suited for the type of riding
I like in the dunes and desert. Ample storage, solid power, great
looks and added comfort from the power steering, PRP Seats and
Polaris continues to amaze me. The
RZR XP 900 H.O. Jagged X Edition was the third press event this year
for them at a time when most manufacturers have one tops and many had
none. Not only do they continue to press forward at a blinding pace, but
they deliver vehicles that enthusiasts gobble up!
And for a consumer event, Polaris did an incredible job
for their first attempt. If my hunch is right, stand by for more
from "Camp RZR"...