Cheap Plastic Discs

You can spend all kinds of money on “real sleds” that will let you steer, are made for more than one person, or are long enough for you to lie prone, but, for my money, you can’t beat the “Cheap Plastic Disc.”  For all of five bucks or so, you can buy a a disc that’s about three feet in diameter and made of semi-hard plastic…it’s light, relatively durable, and slides on the barest amount of snow and frozen ground…as demonstrated in the video below.

Last night we got a light dusting of snow and the girls wanted to go sledding with the “sleds” they got for Christmas.  We trekked for about 30 minutes along our local nature trail looking for a spot, but with no way to build up a wall to prevent sliding in to the lake, we finally ended up near the bridge with this little hill, very little snow, but mostly frozen ground.  It wasn’t quite the same as a full-blown sledder’s paradise, but they had fun…which is what’s really important, right?

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