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Re: Sledge/sled/pulka tuning

Postby norco17 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:03 pm

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maybe one of these?
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Re: Sledge/sled/pulka tuning

Postby rhyang » Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:09 pm

Does anyone remember Biglost and the great snowboarding pics he used to post ? I bet he knows folks that do stuff like this :)

I remember a few years ago he emailed me and invited me up to visit his family in ID. I completely forgot about that until now. How time flies. Maybe sometime I will have to go up there.
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Re: Sledge/sled/pulka tuning

Postby Bill Kerr » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:12 pm

It is unrealistic to add a steering mechanism or brake mechanism to a sled/pulk/tobaggan. I have used and seen many variations over the years and nothing will provide safe control or braking.

These things should not be used on hills greater than 50 to 100 m high and not on slopes over 20 degrees unless there is a really flat runout. There are many accidents yearly in Canada - search toboggan - accidents - videos.

They are banned on ski hills as they are a hazard to skiers and to the rider themselves.

The only safe way to quickly descend snow slopes is to learn to ski.
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Re: Sledge/sled/pulka tuning

Postby WouterB » Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:55 pm

sjarelkwint wrote:That's not my question, i didn't want to ski :-)
In austria/germany they are also banned from ski-pists, I will find a way where to test it ...

Try the North face of the Eiger. No skiers there, and the result won't change much!
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Re: Sledge/sled/pulka tuning

Postby WouterB » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:31 pm

sjarelkwint wrote:
WouterB wrote:
sjarelkwint wrote:That's not my question, i didn't want to ski :-)
In austria/germany they are also banned from ski-pists, I will find a way where to test it ...

Try the North face of the Eiger. No skiers there, and the result won't change much!

Might be able to do it like that parapenter on skies a couple of years ago :shock:

Well, given the fact that you are too cheap/lazy to learn how to ski, I think I know where this is going.
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Re: Sledge/sled/pulka tuning

Postby drpw » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:52 pm

what is it that you don't like about skiing and snowboarding? honestly, if you do any sort of winter backcountry travel, you're putting yourself at a major disadvantage, going up and down.
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Re: Sledge/sled/pulka tuning

Postby drpw » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:59 pm

sjarelkwint wrote:
drpw wrote:what is it that you don't like about skiing and snowboarding? honestly, if you do any sort of winter backcountry travel, you're putting yourself at a major disadvantage, going up and down.

Cold and fucking dangerous!


touche. trying some sort of makeshift sled will be much less cold and much safer.
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