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I'm from Switzerland and must have used a dozen or so different types of sleds over the years. By far the fastest types I have ever ridden (and still do so ever winter) are 'Rodel' type sleds which are common in Switzerland/Austria/Germany. The steel runners have relatively sharp edges, making it possible to even steer them on frozen snow/ice (to some ...


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You can have the fastest Rodel (see fgysin's answer), when you come to a bend you'll have to steer and that means braking with one foot, slowing you down overall. So I give you ... the ghosky: You can steer it by leaning to one side making it "carve" like a pair of skis. Youtube video of it in action: ghosky video. Unfortunately it costs more than it ...



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