Next time snowmaggedon hits Gotham and The Dark Knight needs to fight the elements, he will surely have Snolo Sled‘s Stealth-X on hand. This high performance alpine sled, clocking speeds of up to 40 mph/65 kph, is not for the faint of heart. It is comprised of three interlocking parts: a carbon fiber seat, a front-mounted mono-ski with foot pegs (used to ostensibly brake) and a connecting arm that allows the sled to transform into a backpack.
Created by a team of former and current police officers, in tandem with agency 4Design, the sled has already garnered an industrial design award in New Zealand. According to Sean Boyd, the company’s Director, the sled is intended to make “sledding into a seriously cool adult pastime that wants to rub shoulders with the traditional sports of skiing and boarding.” You’ll need to have Bruce Wayne’s bank account, since the sled will set you back $3000. Look for the website and product to launch Dec. 7th in the Northern Hemisphere.
source: Gear Patrol
written by: Nancy H.
There’s more than one way to get down the mountain. Here are a few innovative updates to the old-fashion sleigh design.
1) This Porsche Design Studio bobsleigh will intimidate the competition with its sleek profile, black finish and low centre of gravity. And you’ll be comfortable knowing it is fully tested by the German safety standards agency. £150.00
2&3) The German Sirch family has been designing wood products for over 300 years. Their Peak Snow Sled, made of steam-bent solid ash with stainless steel runners, is a beautiful update of the classic Swiss style. $459.00.
6) The Slalom Sled gets you close to the ground with its beautiful molded plywood design. And, the wide base gives it excellent flotation for those deep powder days. Have your name engraved for a nominal fee. $149.95-169.95. Mountain Boy Sledworks
5) Winner of the Industrial Designers Society of American and Business Week design awards, the Hammerhead Sled is an ergonomically design model for those who crave precision handling in the snow. You can pimp your sleigh with extras like lights, side-view mirrors, a horn, and interchangeable runners. $349.00.
4) The Lesto sled is akin to an Eames chair for the slopes. Designed by Sebastian Götte, the concept design is made of two molded plywood parts for good shock absorption and a comfortable upright position.
posted by: Nancy H.