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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Hanging Out with Clients

Leaning to the right

Even more to the right!

.....and recovery after the corner

As mentioned in an earlier post, it is necessary to lean while on the back of the sled to get around corners. This becomes more necessary and is needed on an even grander scale as the weight in the sled increases and/or the corners become more abrupt. In addition, running a freight toboggan sled can be like trying to ride on the back of a large piece of furniture! It is rigid and doesn't steer...... at all. The only way to steer the thing is by moving your body and shifting weight in the appropriate manner for the results desired. Trial and error will determine what the "appropriate manner" means.

You just may not be fully aware of how much leaning comes into play on the back of a dog sled until it is caught on film! The above photos are for all of you who may not have considered that standing on the back of the runners of a dog sled all day is not as easy as it may sound. What a wonderful work out!

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