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Types of Snow Sleds
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are many different types of snow sleds that are used on a regular
basis. These all have extremely different uses and there are a variety
of different reasons they may be used by a variety of different
people. The following are some of the more popular and well-known
types of sleds that are commonly used:
• Dog sleds—these are often used in
races, as well as to haul large items from one place to another.
• Toboggans—these are basically just
sleds without runners and are available in many different forms
just as sleds are.
• Hand sleds—these are not sleds that
are to be ridden on and are instead pulled behind the person with
a rope. These are great for transporting items.
• Freight Sleds—these are similar
to hand sleds because they are meant for transporting freight, but
there are a few differences. One main difference is that these are
often pulled by dogs or people, depending on how heavy the freight
is and the distance of travel. They are also different because they
appear to have a box atop the sled (these are often called backboards)
that keeps items inside.
• Non-sleds—this pertains to all those
items that aren’t technically sleds or toboggans, but that
are used for the same reason. There are saucers (looks like a large
garbage can lid) that are made of plastic, extremely cheap and can
reach a high rate of speed just as sleds can. There are also catamarans,
that are similar to sleds but are slightly different in the way
they are made (they actually look sort of like a mini-trampoline
attached to two large skis). These are often close to the same price
as sleds, and offer about the same amount of steering ability. There
are also a variety of toboggans that are very non-traditional, such
as the plastic toboggan that has a steering wheel.
With the many different types of sleds available, you are sure
to find one that fits your needs perfectly. Whether you are looking
for fun on a hill, or are interested in transporting large items
through snow, there are sleds to fit almost any need.
Wintertime often brings with it boredom and sadness due to being
stuck in the house while the weather is dreary and cold.
Sleds for Kids
If your children are looking for something to do this winter that
will get them out of the house, you may want to consider getting
them a snow sled.
When sledding, it is important to have the proper location.
When the snow falls, the first thought for many parents and children
is to break out the sleds.