Sledding

Sled Tech. Stealth X from Snolo.

With Kansas City getting ready for its first major snowfall of the season, I thought I would do a little research on the advances made in sled technology. The last time I looked into sled tech was 3 years ago. Since then, some folks down in New Zealand have created a carbon fiber stealth sled; the Stealth X, by Snolo Sleds.

This high performance carbon fiber sled can hit speeds of up to 40 miles per hour, and can be maneuvered with precision under a variety of snowy and icy conditions. The carbon fiber construction is extremely light and strong. The design allows it to be carried like a backpack, which allows any back country explorer to have a little sledding fun on their deep country trek.

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None of this sled tech comes cheap though. Stealth X will set you back $2500.00 plus shipping, so you better really be into sledding if you’re thinking about pulling the trigger on this one.

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Just in Time For Winter, if You Happen to Have Some Snow.

Unlike the last two years, Kansas City has been almost completely snow free this season. I’m not complaining, you’d understand if you saw how large my driveway is. With that said though, it is January, and a bit of the white stuff would be OK I guess.

If we do get snow, wouldn’t it be awesome to have something like Mountain Boy Sledworks Slalom Steerable Sled to play in it with?

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Slalom Steerable Sled is made from 5/8” thick marine-grade molded plywood, and fully steerable, the front section of the slalom sled pivots to provide amazing steering power. The sled’s wide stance makes it very stable and gives it excellent flotation in powder, while slippery runners provide great speed and control on hardpack. Marine-grade lead-free finish.

This is so low tech, and like most bent plywood offerings amazing looking. There is no spec on the weight limit for this bad boy, just an ages 3+ restriction.