Have you ever wondered how to make your sled glide down your hill? Here are 10 tips to make your sled go faster!
Tip 1: If you have a day or so, spray water on your track to make a layer of ice.
Tip 2: Spray cooking spray oil on the bottom of your sled to lubricate it. Snowboard or ski wax will last longer, but it is more expensive.
Tip 3: Use sand paper to sad down the rough edges on your sled (if there are any).
Tip 4: Have as little of the sled touching the ground. If a lot of the sled is touching the ground, it will cause too much friction.
Tip 5: Pack down the snow on your track. All of the loose snow will slow your sled. This will also allow you to carry more people on the sled.
Tip 6: Stay low on your sled. If you aren’t low to the ground, you will cause drag, which will slow you down.
Tip 7: Use a circular sled. It has very little touching the ground.
Tip 8: Balance our your weight. If the sled is front-heavy, it will drag the tip on the ground. If it is back-heavy, you will fall off your sled.
Tip 9: Clear out any obstacles that are on your track (e.g. sticks, rocks).
Tip 10: Find a steep and long hill to keep your sled going for a long time.
So, try some of these and see how they work!