Sledding is one of those fundamental winter experiences, both in terms of happy memories and learning about physics the hard way. One patch of ice and you learn just how right Newton actually was. The Snolo won’t protect you from that, but it will ensure that you go very, very fast.
Unlike the plastic shells you bought from the hardware store, the Snolo, as you may have guessed from its name, is built to be a bit more high performance. First of all, you can actually steer somewhat effectively with your feet by shifting your weight on the foot pegs, as opposed to your average sled being somewhat more prone to the whims of gravity. So, that’s a point in its favor. Another is that despite being bigger, it’s probably lighter.
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Carbon Fiber, Because Of Course
That’s because it’s made of the material that arguably defines our current decade’s excess, carbon fiber. Carbon fiber, of course, is incredibly light and tough, which are two things you very much want in a device you’re pretty likely to ram into a tree at high speed, Calvin and Hobbes style. It also means you can get up more speed, as you’ll be light enough to go zipping down the hill. Whether that’s a benefit or not will depend on whether or not you can get an airlift from where you are.
Portable… And Expensive
Another nice touch is that you can disconnect the main ski, clip it to the main body shell, and you’ve got a more backpack-like form factor to make hauling this around easier. That said, buying a high-performance sled will be a bit more money out of your pocket that the handful of coins you shelled out at the hardware store: This costs around $2500. But hey, you want to fancy up sledding, it’s going to cost.