3R Davos sled (120cm, Ash)
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Heidi and Peter the goatherd already used the Davos sled to get around their alpine surroundings. Today, this good old wooden sled is an integral part of many Swiss families' basic winter equipment. The Davos sled in particular is the epitome of Swiss sled construction. This traditional wooden racing sled’s origin dates back to the 19th century. A lighter version of the sled was imported from Norway and, using local materials, further developed to its present form. Add a sled seat and a sturdy rope and even the wee ones will be able to join the winter fun.
The rodel sled, or rodel for short, is what you could call the evolution of the classic Davos sled. Its curved runners have a smaller contact surface than regular sleds, which means that the rodel is faster at gaining speed. Compared to regular sleds, steering rodel sleds is easier and more precise. As the runners are detached from the sleds main frame, the rodel can be steered by shifting weight and pushing your feet against the front frame arches. Rodels are generally designed for one person but can also be used by two.
Bob sleds are more manoeuvrable, lighter and more tilt resistant than wooden sleds. They are frequently equipped with brakes and a steering wheel. A relatively large contact surface make this type of sled a bit slower and therefore mainly suitable for toddlers.
So-called skibobs feature a steering wheel, brakes and three runners. A small contact surface makes the skibob significantly faster and more manoeuvrable than your typical plastic bob sled; traits that make the bob sled a success with children, adolescents and adults alike.
Snow scooters are the latest addition to the sled market. They are basically a winterproof version of a regular scooter or kickboard you see kids and some businesspeople use. Some snow scooter models are in direct contact with the snow, others are equipped with small ski runners that enable precise steering. The Eretic Snowscoot is a bit of an odd one out and is a kind of freestyle scooter for the snow – ideal for landing tricks.
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These innovative inflatable bob sleds stand for maximum sledding fun on slopes and in deep powder snow. They are steered by shifting your weight and feel as if you’re gently gliding over the snow. A non-slip elastic inflatable body absorbs bumps on the slope and the profile on the runners’ underside ensure good steering qualities. To brake, all you need to do is turn the bob 90° towards the direction of travel.
Snow saucers are a low-cost alternative to sleds and bob sleds. They’re compact, easy to transport, remarkably fast and a lot of fun for all ages looking to slide down the slopes. The saucers generally have no brakes and no steering wheel and are stopped and steered with your feet. Some snow saucers have handles, which can prove helpful when you’re braking.
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