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Side-by-Sides Take Off-Roading By Storm

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Off-roading goes high-tech with these new 4-wheelers. Off-roading goes high-tech with these new 4-wheelers.
The folks at Star City Powersports showed Sports Reporter Jonathan Merryman why these off-road vehicles are the best. The folks at Star City Powersports showed Sports Reporter Jonathan Merryman why these off-road vehicles are the best.
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BOONES MILL (WSLS) - It’s well-known that our area has a plethora of options for outdoors-men. From hunting and fishing, all the way to off road trail riding on private and public land.

The world of off-roading has changed over the past 10 years, going from standard four wheelers and dirt bikes, now to side by sides, so we caught up with our friends at Star City Powersports to see why the trend is following the truck like trail monsters.

One of the reasons for that may be because they are offered in a four-seat configuration, so the entire family can load up and have fun. Another plus is that you are surrounded by a six-pillar roll bar, seat belts and safety nets so they are safer than your standard four wheeler.

And the performance is not lacking. These things fly. We tried hard to get it stuck and we couldn’t, and just in case you do manage to get it stuck, it comes with a winch.  

If you don’t have the luxury of land, the National Park Service website has you covered with a list of public trails, so you have options if off-roading is your thing.

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