Sled Field-Testing Guide

By dweb247 on November 14th 2017

We don’t claim to be rocket scientists, but when it comes to sledding, we take our research VERY seriously. We hit the slopes (okay, bunny hills behind our cabin) in Tahoe to test a variety of sleds for speed, precision, and overall extreme fun-ness. All in the name of science, of course.

Flexible Flyer Steel Saucer



Best For: Dizzy dynamos



Steering: Hand dragging



Speed: Blazing; you may want a helmet



Pro Tip: Sit in the middle, stay low and pray

Zipfy Freestyle Mini Luge



Best For: Hard pack heroes



Steering: Sweet joystick



Speed: Smiles for miles



Pro Tip: Carve turns by leaning into turn and white-knuckling joystick

Plastic Toboggan



Best For: Frugal flyers



Steering: Not that we’re aware of…



Speed: Mouthguard recommended



Pro Tip: Lock your heels up front and try and lean to turn

Mad River Rocket



Best For: Powder sled shredders



Steering: Drag a paw and lean



Speed: Depends on the pow depth



Pro Tip: Goggle up and carve some face shots

Check out TobogganHills.com to find your closest hill and shop the look for Men’s and Women’sextreme sledding wear.