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Mad River Rocket
looking for testers for the Mad River Rocket sled we looked for active families
who could give the sled a thorough test. We found it with the Hamills from Truckee,
California. They got the whole neighborhood in on the action and gave the Rocket
a once over. Here’s what they had to say.
of Use: At first the sled was a little tough to handle. The older,
heavier kids seem to do better on it. It seems to respond well to their shifting
weight. The younger, lighter kids don’t seem to have enough weight to really control
it well. Once we got more snow we noticed that the sled handles a little better.
It goes through snow (ice, powder, packed) better than any other sled we could
features: The other great thing about the sled is its ability to ride
it on your knees and do tricks (180’s, 360’s, and jumps) or sit on your bottom
like a traditional sled – it works both ways.
and durability: The only problem we had was with the knee belt. It
kept falling off. The bolt holding it to the sled kept coming loose releasing
the belt. For the type of sledding and tricks we did we found that the belt was
not really necessary. Other than the belt, the sled has been very durable and
taken the abuse of the entire neighborhood. We could get at least two seasons
out of the sled.
of testing: We didn’t use the sled on any resort hills but I am sure
it would give a good ride. We mainly used it in the forest, on the steep hills
and it was the sled every one wanted a turn on. It could handle the jumps well
and was very maneuverable.
We would highly recommend
the Mad River Rocket and have enjoyed testing it.
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