Alu Sled Shock-Absorbs Your Butt on Bumpy Downhill Slopes

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In the world of snow fun, there are sleds, there are tea-trays and there are even plastic bin bags (if you are a suicidal sledger, as I was in my teenage years). And then there is this, the Alu sled. Built from aluminum, the shock-absorbent silver slider has plastic runners, a handbrake, and packs up into a sexy little carry case when you're done tobogganing (see below).

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Illustration for article titled Alu Sled Shock-Absorbs Your Butt on Bumpy Downhill Slopes

The lightweight Alu will carry up to 220 pounds, but will really lighten your wallet, as it will set you back a steep $636. [Sci-Fi Tech]

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This is an awful idea. They clearly have not tested it or else they would know the importance of having a low center of gravity in sledding. The many gaps and spaces between the superstructure are also perfect places to get a leg, arm or other item stuck and could easily result in broken bones in a bad fall.