- Construction Carbon Fibre
- Length 858mm
- Width 494mm
- Height 250mm
- Total sled weight 8.8kg (18.7 lbs)
- Construction Carbon Fibre
- Length 692mm
- Width 180mm
In 2012, after six years of market research, prototype creating and testing, Snolo Sleds have released their first high performance alpine sled, the Stealth-X. Unlike many of it's contemporaries, the carbon fibre flag ship model can be used on both hard compact snow and soft powdered snow, and is a far cry from the wooden sleds of old that were designed to run down a gentle slope laden with small children. This sled is certainly no small childs' toy. It's built for serious adult fun. In designing this sled Snolo has taken the old fashioned factor away from a child's play thing, and made sledding into a serious adult past time that wants to rub along side our traditional sports of skiing and snowboarding.
The Stealth-X has a seating position that makes you feel like you are sitting in a race car, it has steering ability, and it has speed. Early test runs on an average gradient slope showed it was capable of in excess of 65 km/hr (approximately 40 miles an hour), but uniquely for a sled it can also maneuver and stop in much the same manner as a snowboard using your feet and your body positioning.
The Stealth-X is predominantly built of carbon fibre and comprises three main parts. The mono shell, the front ski and the front arm.
The mono shell is made of carbon fibre. It is contour molded to comfortably fit your lower body and has a foam padded seat in the base with a flip up padded back rest. The laid back seating position allows both stability and comfort in steering and leaning. When not in use the back rest folds down, and shoulder straps which are attached to the rear of the sled move from their job as a lap belt to that of a backpack harness. To enhance your safety, a lanyard attaches from the sled to the rider whenever the sled is in use.
Front Ski and Arm:
The single front ski is made of carbon fibre. The foot pegs are attached to the top of the ski with a runner which can be adjusted forwards and backwards to suit the height of the rider. A great feature of the Stealth-X is the ability for the front ski to be removed and slotted in to the mono shell, so the entire sled can be worn as a backpack, making it ideal for back country exploring.
As well as its performance on the snow, the Stealth-X is aesthetically pleasing and it's sleek carbon fibre shell and fold down capability makes this sled stand out. In October 2012, the Stealth-X took out the silver medal for the Concept/Experimental section in the Best Awards, New Zealand's version of the Oscars for New Zealand industrial design. The award gives further reinforcement to the fact that Snolo know this sled is truly one of a kind.
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