Full-Contact Sledding Sounds Like the Best Winter Sport
The nights are long, the days are short – what is a bored kid (or adult) to do this winter? Well, take full-contact sports to the ski slope, what else? Feast your eyes on the 'Slegoon', a no-holds-barred racing sled for those amongst you who take winter recreation to a whole other level. (Note: bodily harm and/or hurt feelings may abound) We jest. The Slegoon idea came to British designer Spike Reid in 2003, according to Roadtrippers, and ended up winning him first prize in the UK IOM3 Design Innovation in Plastics Competition that year. The concept is simple; here's what Reid had to say about it: “Slegooning is a new winter sport in which participants travel down a snow-covered slope in single person sledge-type crafts, called Slegoons, in full-contact races. They can continue even when overturned.” RELATED: Check out this insane Toyota Tacoma Polar Expedition Vehicle
Slegoons feature a convex low-friction surface underneath, a racing-esque seat in the middle, and a stiff rollcage over the top. A hand tiller keeps the crafts moving down hill, most likely at incredible speed, and allows for said “full-contact” racing.
There's just one problem...they don't exist. Though these rough-and-tumble sleds would likely find many an eager customer, the concept never reached production phase. Pity. But don't let that stop you – normal sleds are perfectly equipped for bashing, bruising, and knocking one another's teeth out.
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