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December 17, 2016

Sled Legs: Wear your sled — ride hills like a boss

As a rule I'm totally not a Kickstarter backer anymore after paying for vaporware a couple times.

But this is the exception that proves the rule: I ponied up $65 for a pair. 

Can't wait to confound and amaze all the little kids in neighboring houses when they get out their sleds to ride down the fantastic slope under the power line right-of-way just 100 feet from my back door.

"This isn't your grandfather's sled"  — wait a sec, I'm a grandfather!

Never mind.

Allez!

$65.

[via my Crack©® Pittsburgh Correspondent]

December 17, 2016 at 08:01 AM | Permalink


Comments

Simple - just let one of the kids eagerly waiting to be confounded and amazed as you become your own sled become their own sled first. It might be prudent to make sure no parents are around, though.

Posted by: Flautist | Dec 18, 2016 8:15:39 AM

Tam, my Crack Death Wish Team©® is all over this like a cheap suit:

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They ordered a set right after I finished writing the post, before it even went up, anticipating your incisive comments.

As soon as Sled Legs arrive next month, I'll take them out for a spin and report back here from my traction-assisted hospital bed.

If it's not too cold, I'll record the probable fiasco with Google Glass and feature that footage as well.

Stay tuned.

Posted by: bookofjoe | Dec 18, 2016 7:48:10 AM

Yikes, I dunno. With skis, you have your quads to control motion and balance. With a sled, you have your hands and arms to hold on with, adding some element of control. Also, if you are heading for a crash, you can ditch the sled and roll off. These things look they they require a lot of core strength and inner thigh control (groin pull anyone?) and it seems like your spine would be bobbing around like a loose hose spraying water. And can a piece of metal and some neoprene really protect knees and shins from rock bruises? Granted, I'm a California girl, don't spend any time in the snow, so I could be wrong. Joe, in your expert opinion, are these things safe?

Posted by: tamra | Dec 17, 2016 12:28:35 PM

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