Fastest sled on the hill!! it's that time of year again...

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Project by AllorNoThumbs posted 11-21-2014 03:18 PM 1802 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok, so i wanted a radio flyer but didn’t want to spend a hundred bucks. I found a set of cross country skis at a garage sale, they were asking 60 bucks and I offered three dollars…SOLD! Removed the boot mounts and provided new wooded mounts and a deck. It is truly the fastest sled on the local sledding hill and the envy of all the kids (hilarious!). It’s a little squirrelly and would probably recommend adding a small rudder on the bottom of skis…
Have fun! :)

-- enjoy your wood...

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#1 posted 11-21-2014 03:50 PM

Looks fun.

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#2 posted 11-21-2014 04:08 PM

does it have steering on it or just the rope to hold on?


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#3 posted 11-21-2014 04:38 PM

No steering, hold on to the handles. The rope is to tow it around. You can shift your body to provide guidance, but it does take some effort. You can’t guide a disk…Who needs to steer going down hill anyway… LOOK OUT BELOW!!! lol

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#4 posted 11-22-2014 04:08 AM

Very nice Project. Well done. Thanks for posting.


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#5 posted 12-02-2014 10:27 PM

I love it! I’ll be looking for some garage sale skis now.
One correction and a possible suggestion…
Those skis appear to be short downhill skis not cross country. This is not hardly worth mentioning except downhill skis have more side curvature than true cross country skis. In my skiing days I remember, especially in wet conditions, the skis feeling much squirrely when trying to ski straight riding on the flats. There is much more control when riding more on the skis edge (when turning). This could be a cause of your squirrelyness.
I’d be tempted to attach those skis with an ever so slight side angle to the outside to see if that helps to improve the feel. This is not a tested theory mind you but it may help… or it may give you some other undesired result.:-) If you try this I’d be curious if it works.
One last note. True cross country skis might actually work better mounted flat due to their straighter edges.
Regardless, thanks for posting. Nice job!

-- "Make things as simple as possible... but not any simpler." - Albert Einstein

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