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Old 01-01-2009, 07:12 PM
 
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everyone tries to use the ropes to turn...doesn't usually work! lol. If you want to "turn" in a sled...you have to put your body weight into it. And as a kid at heart...i have to admit I prefer the "chaos" you get with the flat plastic sleds that slip and slide and turn around and all that good stuff. Much more fun IMO! hahaha
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:40 AM
 
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I have usually gone to Black Creek Park's hill, and never been to Cobbs Hill.

How does the Cobbs Hill compare to the Black Creek park's hill (size and angle of descent)?

Thank you.
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:44 AM
 
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The other month I was at cobbs hill and saw some people sledding over a pit of fire. It was pretty cool.
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:48 AM
 
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The other month I was at cobbs hill and saw some people sledding over a pit of fire. It was pretty cool.
Have you ever been to the Black Creek Park hill? If so, how would you compare them?
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:47 PM
 
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Since I haven't done any sledding, here's a couple of questions for the more experienced ones:
- Some peole use the tow rope as something to hold on to as they go downhill. Does that affect steering, i.e., can you steer the sled right or left (considering the rope is attached to the center of the sled, not the sides)?
- Is a steerable sled (Snow Tiger Deluxe Black - Sleds at Sleds) more desirable than just a flat surface to sit on? (some people seemed to have more fun falling off the sled than getting to the bottom of the hill in one piece)
I think the rope is mostly for getting the sled up the hill. We used to just use our hands to steer. Put your hand down to the right of the sled, you'll go right. Left, you'll go left. (You should of course wear mittens for this).

I think you'll look a bit silly on a $150 sled.
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Old 01-25-2009, 12:48 PM
 
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I think the rope is mostly for getting the sled up the hill. We used to just use our hands to steer. Put your hand down to the right of the sled, you'll go right. Left, you'll go left. (You should of course wear mittens for this).

I think you'll look a bit silly on a $150 sled.
$150! What will you do when that sucker hits a ditch at the bottom and breaks when you go flying? I'd spend no more than $30....seriously.... even $30 I think might be a tad too much.....
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:15 AM
 
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Harris Hill in Penfield is good, especially if you have younger kids.
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