10 November 2011

South Pole Sleds

Today we assembled our aluminium sleds, loaded one up just to see how it looked. They were made in Quebec City. They weight 15 lbs, they are strong enough for kite-skiing. The runners were specially made (thanks here to Marcel Crites). We had them stone ground, hot-boxed and hot waxed; basically prepared like a pair of high performance cross country racing skis. The platform to hold the load is a sheet of cordura nylon and the bag is light nylon held on with webbing straps (many thanks to Josee for sewing them up). I think they will slide really well, and after all, the lower the friction, the less work we have to do! [caption id="attachment_127" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Weber South Pole Sled"][/caption]