Home-made Sledge

Here it is – the Pride of Newtyle – 1070mm of finest ply with 50mm waxed runners 310mm apart and weighing in at 4.5kg.  Rope handles have a breaking strain of 2000kg.

Performance testing to be carried out on the hill above Kirkton Farm this afternoon.  Snow conditions: LOTS and ICY.  It’s snowing more as I type.  Departure is imminent – just a nappy change away.

4 thoughts on “Home-made Sledge”

  1. I am sure I will put the Pride of Newtyle through its paces in the approaching weekends, keep it in one piece until then.
    Does it come with a helmet or any form of protection? Padding for a seat perhaps?

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