So I finally was able to cut the track down on my sled for more of a cross-over track. I have the original Stock Maverick on. What we did was use a hot knife, typically used for regrooving or cutting thread in tires. The wire on the knife gets super hot and we cut off 3/4" of the track. It left the flimsy stock paddles rock hard and no longer curl over. I am hoping this gives me many more miles on the track, helps save slide life and creates a more crossover style track. It made it easy to create a consistant paddle length. I will post an update throughout the season so everyone knows if this helps or hurts the life of the track.