"No more tough sledding"
(Jim Pendleton), Bodysled inventor says.
Sled, which allows the with sledder to
become one with the sled.
I've never been hurt doing it. You feel like you're flying. You have the sensation of speed, but it's completely safe.''
A Bodysled consists of five bright, molded pieces that strap over your arms, chest and thighs.
Each piece has its own metal runners. Once on, the wearer can take off down a hill with a leap and a bound.
Benefits are obvious. You can turn on a dime simply by bending your arms There's no fear of letting your sled run away from you.
stop? Move the points of your hands
together and snowplow. You can even ride a chair lift while wearing
Bodysled. If you don't mind the stares, that is. How well I remember those swell childhood sledding adventures
I enjoyed with my best buddy, Randy Cloward. Like reckless fools we zoomed down steep, rock-strewn
Rebecca Street on creaky wooden sleds. The things were fast, but as unpredictable as intemperate bucking broncs.
Every now and then we'd hit a boulder and tumble off. The sleds, however, would continue
down the hill like unguided missiles, randomly knocking over small children.
Had we owned Bodysleds, we could have stayed in complete
came up with this 20 years ago,
while sledding one moonlit night at Manito Park.
After nearly crashing his nephew's Flexible Flyer into a tree,
he began to think of ways to improve the lowly sled." It wasn't long before the Bodysled was born.
Will the Bodysled be the sport of the future?
"People need to see this as an alternative to skiing and snowboarding,'' says sledding's answer to Edison. "It's the next best thing to come along.''