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Not for the faint of heart
on February 12, 2013
Beautiful design; a standout on the sledding hill.
Sturdy construction; seems destined to last for years.
Fast. Floats on top of powder, glides over icy mush.
Responsive. Turns easily and quickly.
Responsive. Turns easly and quickly. Maybe too easily. and too far. Maybe it should have a stop on the turn radius. Takes a while to get the hang of making a controled turn that does not end in a wipe out. Then again, the second and third-graders seemed to think that was the point. I wouldn't recommend this for pre-schoolers; probably best for the over-eight to adult sledder.
Several others have mentioned that the screw holes in the handle do not quite match up with the holes in the front of the sled, so I was prepared to redrill the holes and not surprised when they didn't quite line up on mine. Thankfully, I looked twice before drilling. When I turned the handle around to match the picture, they lined up perfectly.
Probably unnecessary, but before assembly, I gave everything a coat of carnauba wax. I don't know how much the wax contributed to the fast ride and quick steering.