make-shift sleds + one to own (or give)

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The snow is almost melted in New York but you can bet another blizzard is waiting in the wings. We thought we’d write about sleds so you can be prepared when you’re faced with a nice snowy hill, or know someone on the East Coast who is.

The reason most people don’t keep a real sled is that it takes up too much room for most of the year when there is no snow. That means resorting to make-shift which can yield unpredictable results (see list below for ideas). OR you can buy a Rocko Flake Sled from Sweden for about $12 bucks. It about exactly fits your butt with your legs in the air or tucked in tight, as you pull up the handle slightly to insure a good slide. It weighs next to nothing, so it’s easy to carry to a sledding hill or hide unobtrusively in the back of a closet while you wait for snow. Perfect design!

They’re available by mail-order at the fabulous Kiosk. We sent one to friends who just moved near Prospect Park…

Meanwhile, here are some ideas for make-shift sleds:

cookie or baking sheet…

big trash can lid…

aluminum foil turkey roaster…

garbage bags…

kiddy pool…

yoga mat…

cardboard…

plastic storage bins…

someone mentioned a kayak…

What’s your big idea?

One Response to make-shift sleds + one to own (or give)

  1. Melissa 02.18.2010 at 9:42am #

    I am imagining my husband in his 17 foot kayak going down a hill of snow! Wouldn’t that make a great picture! (I assume people are thinking of smaller ones, but this fun image popped into my mind!)

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