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Mountain Boy Sledworks Mountain Boggan 6-Foot Toboggan


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  • Mountain Boy Sledworks Mountain Boggan classic six-foot toboggan for children of all ages 5 years old and up
  • Made by hand with knot-free steam-bent, flexible basswood, and hand-carved willow crosspieces
  • With high-quality stainless-steel screws, genuine leather grommets, and a lead-free, marine-grade finish
  • Weight limit of 600 pounds
  • Measures 72 x 17.5 x 16 inches (LxWxH) and weighs 10 pounds
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Product Description

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A true classic, the Mountain Boy Sledworks 6-Foot Mountain Toboggan boasts beautiful handmade craftsmanship, high-quality materials, and a simple, time-tested design for years of winter fun. Constructed of steam-bent, knot-free planks of flexible basswood, with hand-carved willow crosspieces, the toboggan can carry up to 600 pounds. Mountain Boy uses stainless-steel screws and genuine leather grommets to ensure long-term performance, with a lead-free, marine-grade finish that gracefully weathers the elements. The curl at the front of the sled is big enough for an adult to tuck his or her feet in securely around a child, and the rope is extra long for easy pulling.



The 6-foot Mountain Toboggan is large enough to carry four adults.


The curl at the front is big enough that an adult can tuck their feet up in there.
Specifications:
  • Dimensions: 72 x 17.5 x 16 inches (L x W x H)
  • Weight: 15 pounds
  • Weight limit: 600 pounds
  • Age range: 5 years and up

Care of Your Sled
Wax the bottom of the sled for best performance (though you'll find that it flies down the hill right out of the box). Ski wax is preferred, but in a pinch you can use paraffin or candle wax. After using the sled, bring it inside to dry. Use furniture oil to protect the top surfaces of the sled. The sled is warranted to be free of defects in workmanship or material for one year.

The Mountain Boy Story
Bruce Hoskin's lifelong fascination with wooden sleds became a way of life when he moved to the high mountain town of Silverton, Colorado. He was able to combine his woodworking experience with his love of sledding to create innovative, beautiful sled designs. Mountain Boy sleds give new meaning to the term "functional art"--they are known for their durability, speed and craftsmanship. Hoskin's wooden sleds hearken back to a century ago, when craftsmen made sleds by hand out of fine wood and steel. While Mountain Boy sleds complement any home, they are also made to last. Each sled is an individual work, designed to be passed from one generation to the next.

Environmental Commitment
Mountain Boy works hard to minimize the impact of all of our operations on the environment. Some key elements include:

  • Using only recycled cardboard packaging
  • Choosing only fast-growing, common, sustainable hardwoods such as birch, willow and maple
  • Ensuring that every part of the wood is used. Smaller pieces are turned into kicksled slats or Christmas ornaments, and the smallest bits end up in our woodstove or in the wood-drying kiln.
  • Just as important, making products that last! We think it makes sense to buy a sled (or wagon or scooter) that will last for years, rather than buying a cheaper sled that won't last nearly as long.

Lead Free Finishing
All of our sleds are made with non-toxic finishes, and we have them regularly tested so we are sure that they are lead-free. We use wood dyes to bring out the color and figure of the wood, and then a clear lacquer or polyurethane on top. We put on four coats of lacquer or three coats of polyurethane to create a marine-grade finish.

Sled Manufacture
Mountain Boy make limited quantities of specialty sleds in its Silverton, Colorado workshop, including the Elegant and Royal Flyers, Bambino Superior, and Silverton and Double Kicksleds. Other Mountain Boy sleds, wagons, scooters and ornaments are designed in Colorado and made in Huangyan, China, by our good friend Yu Guanglin and his crew.

In his small, family-run workshop, he makes sleds the same way we do - by hand, paying attention to the beauty of the wood, selecting the best materials, getting all the details right. He buys sustainably harvested birch logs, and has planks cut from them to just the right thickness. All the little pieces are used to make ornaments, and the sawdust is used to fire the wood-drying kiln, so there's very little waste. In his shop, he carefully prepares all the materials: each plank is planed by hand, and each willow branch is peeled and sanded by his crew. When he assembles the sleds, he makes sure that all the parts match and have no flaws.

Mountain Boy sledmaker Brice Hoskin is fluent in Mandarin, and travels to China to inspect sleds several times a year. In our long relationship working with Mr. Yu, Brice has been able to closely monitor not just the quality of the product, but also working conditions and the way the workshop is run.

Product Description

Mountain Boy Sledworks Mountain Boggan 6-Foot Toboggan

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 72 x 17 x 15 inches ; 20 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 20.4 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001JJBNVQ
  • Item model number: MB6-0610-11
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #204,967 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

Will be buying from a competitor for this season.
Tom
Therefore the union where the screws come through from the base slats is not nearly optimal.
rock-like
This toboggan is very well made, and so far slides really, really well.
Steve Porter

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By azbidr on January 25, 2011
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I wouldn't be so upset with this item if it weren't for the flowery description that the manufacturer gives their product. The only well crafted part of this toboggan is the nameplate on the front.
Please don't believe the references to craftsmanship or to superior materials. This sled is not made in the US, but China,and has their characteristic lack of quality construction. The description says the wood is knot-free, but the sled arrives with knots aplenty. The screws look like they are all placed by hand without benefit of a drill press, They are too deeply countersunk, not driven in far enough and project above the wood, and cockeyed all at the same time. The wood is not sanded at all as witnessed by the presence of the carpenter's original pencil marks, and the visible wood plane grooves and the rough surface. This should be smooth and glossy.The planks do not lay flat against each other,have cracks along the edge. Good luck trying to wax them., The radius of curve of the boards in front is not uniform. The cross braces are not entirely screwed down flat. None of the wood penetrations such as the screw holes and the rope holes were sealed after the pre-finished boards were screwed together, and this will allow moisture to penetrate into the wood. The wood sealer could use a few more coats.
If this was my product, I would be embarrassed. For a cheap toboggan it is not bad, but do not expect to get the kind of quality manufactured item that you were used to from your childhood. If you want a superior item that you expect to last, I would spend $50-100 more and buy a US or Canadian made product.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By rock-like on January 5, 2012
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I'll start by saying that I haven't used the thing yet. Believe it or not, we are still waiting for good snow in Erie PA on January 5th - and it doesn't look good for the next week. So I'm starting this review with the facts as they stand, and I'll add more later.

My initial score of 2 stars indicates a substantial amount of disappointment with the fit & finish of the Mountain Boy 6-ft toboggan. I am sure that the species and treatment of the various wood pieces are as advertised, HOWEVER:

1. The body is more than a little warped/twisted. I understand that this is a hand-made item etc, however there is a large body of established techniques for putting wood together so it doesn't warp. Much. Heavier slats might help, although I understand that would add to the weight. Also, the slats that make up the sled are not well-finished; it's evident from the roughness that they were treated w/ a water-based product and not re-sanded.

2. The "rustic" cross pieces (sticks) don't help; they are thinner in cross-section than I expected, and I foresee that replacement with sturdier members is likely to be necessary. The sticks are not dimensionally square, although they are roughly shaped; the rough flat surface that bears against the bottom slats is also twisted. Therefore the union where the screws come through from the base slats is not nearly optimal. An equally rustic but far stronger approach would have been to rip sticks of at least twice the existing thickness in half, shape the tops, then use them "flat side down". That would provide more surface contact with the slats, more depth for screws to grab, and more room for error.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Ben on December 7, 2010
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We purchased this in 2009 upon moving from Alabama to Upstate New York and am I glad we did! This toboggan is exceptionally fast once we waxed the bottom! We had the entire family on absolutely FLYING down the hill. To top it all off, people stopped us to comment specifically how beautiful this toboggan is...and they're right! I would not hesitate to purchase any of Mountain Boy Sledworks products.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By EdR on January 4, 2011
I bought the Mountain Boy Sledworks Toboggan for my kids for Christmas. First time down the hill two of the runner boards cracked. I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt and sending it back for a replacement, hoping it was just a fluke. If the next one cracks I will be getting a refund.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tom on October 9, 2011
Received this as a gift for Christmas. Was super excited. We took it out on a moderate run and within 3 runs down the hill the front had developed significant cracks. One board broke and it looks like others are on the way. This was sledding with one adult and two children. I looked and I think they sell replacement boards (bad sign). I'm not going to put any more money in this hole. Will be buying from a competitor for this season.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By KState2007 on February 18, 2011
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This toboggan was the perfect size we wanted. It looked well built, however the first time down the hill and the curl broke. I haven't contacted the company but I'm very disappointed in the strength of the wood and the durability of the sled itself. For the price I was expecting a much more durable wood. Looks can be deceiving. I would not recommend this sled to friends. We were with others and they, too thought it was beautiful until they saw the break. A sale of another toboggan was lost that day. :(
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Gopher Club on February 21, 2011
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Mountain Boy Sledworks Mountain Boggan 6-Foot TobogganUsed tobaggon once. Few weeks later found the end piece that crosses all the slats looked like it was bug infested. finished wood piece was deteriorating and powdery inside. Looked good initially but has Poor quality materials especially when you consider the price. Very disappointed in this product and would not buy it again.
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