Sliding Vehicles

Sliding vehicles

  • Bobsled
    Bobsleigh or bobsled is a winter sport in which teams of two or four teammates make timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked, iced tracks in a gravity-powered sled. The timed runs are combined to calculate the final score.
  • Flexible flyer Flexible flyer
    A flexible flyer or steel runner sled is a steerable wooden sled with thin metal runners.
  • Flexible Flyer
    Flexible Flyer is a toy and recreational equipment brand, best known for the sled of the same name, a steerable wooden sled with steel runners.
  • Go-devil
    The go-devil was a simple one-horse sled used for hauling trees in logging. Ralph C. Bryant describes it in his pioneering textbook Logging as follows...
  • Ice skate Ice skate
    Ice skates are boots with blades attached to the bottom, used to propel the bearer across a sheet of ice while ice skating.
  • Kicksled Kicksled
    The kicksled or spark is a small sled consisting of a chair mounted on a pair of flexible metal runners which extend backward to about twice the chair's length. The sled is propelled by kicking the ground by foot. There is a handlebar attached to the top of the chair back.
  • Luge Luge
    A luge is a small one- or two-person sled on which one sleds supine and feet-first. Steering is done by flexing the sled's runners with the calf of each leg or exerting opposite shoulder pressure to the seat. Racing sleds weigh for singles and for doubles. Luge is also the name of an Olympic sport.
  • Monoski Monoski
    A monoski is a single wide ski used for skiing on snow. The same boots, bindings, and poles are used as in alpine skiing. Unlike in snowboarding, both feet face forward, rather than sideways to the direction of travel.
  • Pulk Pulk
    A pulk is a Nordic short, low-slung small toboggan used in sport or for transport, pulled by a dog or a skier, or in Lapland pulled by reindeer.
  • Qamutiik
    A qamutiik is a sled designed to travel on snow and ice, built using traditional Inuit design knowledge. It is adapted to the arctic sea ice environment and is in common use today for travel in Arctic regions.
  • Rescue toboggan
    A rescue toboggan, also known as a rescue sled, akia, or emergency rescue sledge, is a carrier for transporting a person or goods on snowy or icy surfaces. It is commonly used for wintertime mountain evacuation of an injured skier or snowboarder.
  • Ski seat
    Ski seat derives from the fringes of Kobansko in the Drava valley. More than 200 years ago it was the only transportation which was used for fun, to drive down into the valley and other tasks.
  • Sled Sled
    A sled, sledge, or sleigh is a land vehicle with a smooth underside or possessing a separate body supported by two or more smooth, relatively narrow, longitudinal runners that travels by sliding across a surface.
  • Snowboard Snowboard
    Snowboards are boards that are usually the width of one's foot longways, with the ability to glide on snow. Snowboards are differentiated from monoskis by the stance of the user.
  • Snurfer Snurfer
    The Snurfer was the predecessor of the snowboard. It was a monoski, ridden like a snowboard, but like a skateboard or surfboard, it had no binding. According to the 1966 patent by inventor Sherman Poppen, it was wider and shorter than a pair of skis, with an anti-skid foot rest.
  • Toboggan Toboggan
    A toboggan is a simple sled which is a traditional form of transport used by the Innu and Cree of northern Canada.
  • Twin-tip ski
    A modified version of their alpine counterparts, twin-tip skis are designed to enable a skier to take off and land backward while jumping and to ski backwards down a slope. The name "twin-tip" comes from the shape of the ski.
  • Vozok
    Vozok is a type of closed winter sled that was used throughout Russia until the late 19th century. With the aim of reducing heat loss, the vozok usually had very small windows and sometimes a furnace to keep it warm. Inside it was quite dark.

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