Sleds come in all kinds of shapes sizes and colors. From my experience, spending more money on your sled, will not guarantee that it will operate better. I find that the classics are the best way to go. With all the sleds on the market, here are some recommendations on the best sleds for kids and adults.
Recommended Sleds for Kids
A standard two-person plastic sled. This allows the most speed, but also allows you to have control. It’s best to lean one way or another to alter your course. This sled has the bonus of having a rope, that will help with getting it back up the hill. This is perfect for younger kids that need someone to go with them. It also has enough fun, that older kids will still love it. It has a lip, to cut through fresh snow if needed.
These are fun because you can go down on your knees or on your tummy. It requires that you have a groomed path, otherwise, you’ll get a lot of snow in your face. You must be under 90lbs to ride. If the trail is well groomed, adults may be able to use it as well. You just have to distribute your weight really well. This type of sled may send you spinning, with little control. It is made of foam, making it more forgiving to crashes and cold temps.
Sleds for Adults
This sled is compact, taking up a lot less storage room in your garage. This is perfect for Adults and Kids. You only have the choice to sit, but it positions you to stop by just placing your heels down. Your center of gravity is a lot higher making it easier for you to tip out of. Giving you a little more challenge and fun all at the same time!
My Favorite two options are the Toboggan and the Flexible Flyer best they the best sleds for kids.I also love the option of having two people able to sit on one sled. As my kids get older, I will be probably buying a second foam flyer and also getting the Luge. Until then, I require ones that are easy for the 6 years and under range.
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