In Vermont, sledding is serious business. If ever there were a place where the untapped potential of sledding as a sport could be unleashed, it would be here. And that's why a group of friends in Vermont's Mad River Valley - prime sledding territory - set out to create a sled that would offer what cheap toy store sleds and big, uncontrollable toboggans couldn't. And so the Mad River Rocket was born.Drawing inspiration from whitewater canoes and powder skis, the Mad River Rocket is far more controllable and maneuverable than your garden-variety toy store sled. You kneel on the sled and steer by leaning, using your hands for stabilization. The design of the sled's hull makes it easy to execute sharp turns, which is essential for dodging trees on forested hillsides in Vermont and everywhere else. The plush kneepads soften landings, and the knee strap ensures that you and your sled come back to earth together. Some well-practiced MRR riders have even developed quite a repertoire of aerial tricks on the sleds; it's very impressive, but just like with skiing, try some small jumps before you aim for the skies.The model of Mad River Rocket pictured here, the Stinger, is the kids version and is sized for people under 100lbs. The adult version is called the Killer B, and is also available here on our web site.Feature list from Mad River Rocket:
- Black shell with yellow ribbed kneepads
- padded black strap, and red bolts
- Mark your sled on the strap plate using a permanent marker.
- Made in the USA from recycled materials.
- One year warranty
- Replacement parts available
Please note that Mad River Rockets are an oversized item and thus do not qualify for free shipping. If you would like to purchase multiple sleds and have them shipped to you, please call for a shipping quote. We can also arrange for Mad River Rockets to be purchased remotely and picked up at our Burlington, VT retail store - again, just give us a call.
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BEST SLEDS EVER!!!!
MAD RIVER ROCKET SLEDS ARE THE BEST THING EVER!!!! I've been skiing all my life and last winter I bought the killer b model sled and now I like sledding more than skiing. If you enjoy winter sports, or even sports in general this is a must buy.
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