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ACTION SLEDDING!

by Rob Friesel

Vermonters: you may have heard about the “sledder’s paradise” track in Hinesburg? Some friends of mine built that. Let me just say, it’s awesome:

ACTION SLED!

Hinesburg Sledding #1013I managed to get out there yesterday for a couple of runs in the afternoon.  Incredibly fun stuff.  We experimented with a few different styles of sleds…  It’s interesting how the shape, size, and materials can effect the speed and performance.  The track appears to be optimized for “the torpedo” sled style1 but tons of different kinds get going remarkably fast.  Watch out for those turns though — if you don’t know how to steer, you’ll quickly find yourself flipped.  Too much fun to pass up though.  You can get going quite fast, let me assure you of that.

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  1. A small, narrow, plastic sled about three feet long. []

About Rob Friesel

Software engineer by day, science fiction writer by night. Author of The PhantomJS Cookbook and a short story in Please Do Not Remove. View all posts by Rob Friesel →

One Response to ACTION SLEDDING!

JDS says:

Some friends and I created a 650′ run on Barre’s old ski hill, Skyline (next to Rt. 62). It included some amazing straightaways and “s” turns. Perfect for the Mad River Rocket – the only way to sled.

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