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For hard-packed or icy snow, steel runner sleds are quite fast. You can increase your speed by rubbing wax along the runners (we used candle stubs for this). Also, the heads are flexible and allow for steering.
If all you want is to go fast, look for something with ridges or raised runners on the bottom so it will have less snow contact. However you may find it hard to steer - it will pretty much just go straight down the hill unless you lean wildly, which may cause you to fall over. $20 The discs are more controllable (in a wild crazy omg I'm flying down a hill ...
The fastest type of sledge really does depend on the type of snow - if it's softer snow then you want a sledge with the greatest surface area, since thin runners will tend to just bog you down, sinking into the snow rather than riding on top of it. The greater surface area will spread your weight out more, meaning you However, on harder, compacted snow or ...
While searching online for an answer to my question, I came upon the this pseudo-scientific research. The article actually tries to determine which sled is "best", so there is a lot of information there that doesn't apply. Also, they quietly ignore the old wood-and-metal sleds from the 1950s. So this may not be good science. Never-the-less, Here are the ...
If you want the fastest sled in just about all snow conditions, get yourself one of these: Not fast enough? Add more dogs. (Though I can't in good conscience recommend more than 18. And make sure your brakes work...)
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