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