How to choose a sled?

How to choose a sledge? To what we should pay attention? Let's look at an example. Let's say you are looking for a sledge for sports. In sports, such parameters as the weight of the sledge, the quality of sliding of the runners, handling, compliance with the rules of sled dog sport are fundamental. All models that are made for racing usually have sled dog sports’ compliance. And for the rest there are some nuances. Weight is the most important characteristic of the sledge...

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The Company "Shaman"

It is easy now to buy sledges for dogs - sledge manufacturers offer a huge variety of different

vehicles., You can pick up good dog sledges for almost any purpose now. Price categories are

also very different - starting with several thousand rubles for a training sledge for one dog and

ending with hundreds of thousands for sledges for long-distance racing, sledges for hiking and

expeditions...

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The “Shaman” sledge driving tips                                 

BRAKING:

So far as the sledge’s runners are relatively short, there is a “side effect” on a well-rolled or icy coating when braking - turning the sledge to the side of the foot that you apply the brake. The mechanics of this phenomenon are simple - removing the foot from the right ski, you transfer the body weight to left + brake, that is, shift the center of gravity to the left. And the braking point is in the middle of the sledge.

Because of this discrepancy - that the center of gravity is...

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Differences between the “Slalom” model and the “Vint” model               

I am often asked the question - how do the sledges "Slalom" and "Vint" differ. I'll try to answer on the points:

  1. The “Slalom” is about 0.8 kg lighter - this sledge has a slightly smaller total length of frame profiles and a smaller total area of plastic parts.

  2. The front crossbeam of the “Slalom” frame is located slightly more behind, this allows even medium-sized adult passengers to ride on the sledge, provided that...

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Еhe nuances when choosing a sledge              

Recently, I see cases when the wrong choice of a sledge is causing a person troubles. I mean the unsuccessful choice of a sledge among my models.

  1. I don’t know why, but sometimes they try to use “Boomer” in entertaining ridings. Initially, the sledge is designed for use in commercial or other hire, when on a more or less flat track, having at the disposal of more than one train of dogs being replaced...

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About the load on the dogs     

I am often asked if it will be normal for one dog to pull such-and-such weight on a such-and-such a sledge. Somewhere in some topic on the Husky forum a certain "veteran" said that the weight is 60 kg, for example, is nothing for the dog. Please do not listen to such characters. You should not consider the dog as something average. And you should not take on faith the figures voiced by incompetent people. Yes, there are dogs so impulsive and with such physics that some at that...

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The shock absorber in harness 

A small post about such an element of sled equipment as a shock absorber...

This adapt was invented in order to protect the dog’s backs from sudden jerking loads (for example, if an inexperienced tree inside the turn hit a sledge on the face, this is probably the most common situation). Imagine - joyful dogs are selflessly running forward, and suddenly the main tow line pulls them back sharply. If this jerk for the tow line does not soften, then the...

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